My artistic 8-year-old daughter would like all day to be crafts, doodling, and other creative endeavors. I don’t feel qualified to lead her in creative projects, and I tend to run away from mess, so I am always looking to outsource our homeschool art. Finally, I have found a curriculum that will allow her to […]
When I think about summer, I think of the sudden increase is dirt and mud everywhere! Baths are a frequent necessity. Strawberry and Kitty love to dig, apparently only encouraged by their brother, who is on a new emphatic hunt for “rocks” hiding beneath our lawn and play set. The only way to get by […]
Learning about snowflakes is a perfect lesson for learning about symmetry. When we read Zoo Flakes ABC by Will C. Howell, we got a unique alphabet of zoo animals as well as instructions for making our own symmetrical STEAM snowflake craft.
My daughter and I have been having fun together since my seven-year-old son has been at day camp for two weeks. (More on this to come!) One fun thing we discovered as we dropped him off at the beach for his Beach Day was a large feather. Strawberry was delighted when I showed her how […]
It was a tired night for me. The kids were cranky, but we still had dinner to go before I could send them to bed! To make matters worse, it was a leftovers night (spaghetti) and I knew that my kids would whine about that too. My husband would not be home for quite some […]
I love to start our school day with a simple devotional but I’m struggling with how to make it memorable for my young son when he has a sister dancing around distracting him. My son is seven now, so I know he can do more than simply listen to the words of scriptures. I know […]
This week I decided it was definitely time to pull out the books and do something for more detailed music appreciation. Last week, Raisin gave a very brief report about Mozart for his co-op Culture day. (The country was Austria). As we prepared for it, we found some favorite music to play after his presentation. He […]