24+ Advent Activity Cards {FREE Printable}

24+ Advent Activity Cards {FREE Printable}

A favourite Christmas tradition in our family is our Advent Calendar. I bought it on a whim years ago at the grocery store of all places, and it is our most beloved Christmas decoration! Its just a simple wooden tree made of 24 little doored boxes, but for our family...

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Narration: The Art of Oral Composition

Narration: The Art of Oral Composition

In my last post I discussed the simplest and easiest tool for building strong writers in the early years -- copywork -- and today I'm moving on to perhaps the most difficult -- narration. If you've spent any time learning about classical or Charlotte Mason education,...

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Copywork:The Power of Learning Through Imitation

Copywork:The Power of Learning Through Imitation

I've already mentioned that I don't require any creative writing at all from my young writers -- no stories, poetry, or even journal writing. Instead, I wait until my writers have developed mastery of the skills required to properly express themselves on paper:...

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Building Strong Writers in the Early Years

Building Strong Writers in the Early Years

We don't do a lot of the typical writing activities and assignments that are popular in public schools (and homeschools!). In case you are over your shock and horror over the fact that I don't have any assigned reading in my homeschool, I have also never assigned my...

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Adding Cooking to the Curriculum

Adding Cooking to the Curriculum

What subjects do you teach in your homeschool? I'm willing to bet that Math and Language Arts are on the list, and probably Science and History too. You might even have Art, Music, and Bible included in your plans. I don't know about you, but my list of "to-do's" each...

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The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury {REVIEW}

We spend a lot of time in our minivan traveling to and from church, homeschool activities, library visits, and grocery trips. While I'm not necessarily a fan of being stuck in the van with the kids when we could be doing other things, I do like to think we redeem that...

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Does Sharing a Bedroom Help Siblings Get Along?

Does Sharing a Bedroom Help Siblings Get Along?

Like every other parent, I want my kids to get along. I mean, who wants to listen to kids argue, tease, and fight all day? It's tiresome, annoying, and just plain unpleasant to listen to that! But I want my kids to get along with each other not just for my own peace...

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