I am not the world’s best artist. As a matter of fact, my idea of drawing people usually involves a whole lot of “stick” lines, and perhaps a set of triangles put together to make a bow, as well as some eyelashes, to indicate which of those stick figures is a girl. Because of this deficit in the area of drawing, I was thrilled when
It is confession time. We used First Language Lessons this year for our language study. We also used Language Lessons for the Very Young 1. It is true. I subjected my six-year old first grader to two different language books. Gasp. I had decided to use First Language Lessons when I saw the picture studies in Language Lessons for the Very Young 1. The gorgeous,
I am proud to introduce you to Artistic Pursuits. I will admit that teaching art was not my strong point. Mostly art classes in my home consisted of activities I looked up online or using my own imagination. While I came up with some creative and fun ideas, I was not teaching art but allowing my children to use different mediums to express themselves visually.
What a wonderful experience I have had the last few months! I received the All-Day Charlotte Mason Seminar on DVD, seminar workbook, and the Laying Down the Rails book and Workshop on DVD from Simply Charlotte Mason to review. If you have never been over to visit Simply Charlotte Mason, I highly recommend you take a look. They offer free curriculum guides, free ebooks, and
I like to use a variety of Bible curriculum throughout the year. Those of you who know me will say, “No! Really? You, use several different resources?” Yes, it’s true. When it comes to curriculum, I’m sort of like a hungry bee that likes to flit from flower to flower enjoying all the tasty flavors of nectar. And as a positive, my children and I
I have recently had the pleasure to read the first e-book by Kris, the widely read author of the blog Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. The book, in true WUSH fashion, features games, projects, learning centers, and presentations all with a focus on hands on learning. Get Your Hands on Learning! has four main sections, as well as an appendix full of even more information. The sections
Do have a child who is a reluctant writer, one who has an allergy to writing instruments, or who fills your house with moans and groans when it’s time to put pencil to paper? Whether you do or not, Games for Writing by Peggy Kaye is sure to make writing a fun subject for all of your children – and for you too! The book
This year, we decided to add in more branches of language arts into our schooling. One of the things that I felt we were lacking was in vocabulary. I was thrilled to add in Wordly Wise 3000 (Second Edition), in which we are currently using Book 3. While I can only speak for Book 3, since it’s all we have used, hopefully readers might chime