Learning Mama’s Top Posts of 2016

Learning Mama’s Top Posts of 2016

Tomorrow marks exactly 2 years since I hit publish on my very first blog post! I have learned a lot in the last two years, both about homeschooling AND blogging, and I'm so happy to be able to share this incredible ride with you! That so many people have been reading...

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2016: My Reading Year in Review

2016: My Reading Year in Review

About this time last year I posted about my 2016 reading plan. This was the first year I had ever planned my reading in advance, or had any kind of reading goals. I'm going to come right out and say it here at the beginning of this post -- I did not read each of the...

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Remember & Return {Book Review}

I can still remember the freshness of the very first time I ever read through the Bible. Everything was so new to me! I could easily spend an hour reading the word, taking notes, being totally in awe of all that I was discovering about the Lord Jesus within those...

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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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