Do your children know the names of the instruments of the orchestra? What about the families of musical instruments? My eldest children know these. But when my friend Mary Prather introduced her newest SQUILT resource, it made me realize that it was time to teach our youngest children more about the orchestra. And what a wonderful resource to use for just that. Time to explore
Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we have entered the rush toward Christmas. With family, church, and homeschooling obligations it can seem like we are always a little bit behind during the month of December. Why not consciously choose to create a little margin? Homeschooling offers us that kind of flexibility. In our homeschool, we will be setting aside the bulk of our studies in
The following is a guest post by Gena Mayo of I Choose Joy! and Music in Our Homeschool. (Don’t miss the discount code and giveaway at the end!)… Today I’m sharing about my 20th Century Music Appreciation self-paced online course for high school. Jake is a junior in homeschool high school and is gifted in all sports he’s ever tried. He loves football in the fall,
Four years ago we moved into the Owl House. A generous friend asked if we had room for a piano–their family was growing and they could use the space. We said yes, and a team of neighbors delivered a shiny, black piano and then tucked into the corner of our dining room. The only problem? No one in our house played the piano! Enter Mr.
As homeschoolers, we know that educational resources make wonderful gifts. We love Dover Publications because they have so many offerings to choose from and they are frugal! So I am sharing with you some gifts ideas from Dover Publications. Because you, too, can find so many educational resources for your homeschool and check things off your Christmas list. ~Don’t miss the discount code plus the
The Christmas season is filled with special sights, sounds, and memories of friends and loved ones. This is the time of year we celebrate family traditions and spend time with those who mean so much to us. Every year my family looks forward to listening to Christmas carols together. They are special, often simple songs, that are timeless and beautiful reminders of the season. During the month of December
If you cringe at the thought of personal piano lessons for all your kids, you NEED to check out online piano lessons with Hoffman Academy. It’s the perfect choice for piano lessons for families on a budget. Hoffman Academy is a FREE online piano tutorial series that’s perfect for kids (and adults!) that want to learn how to play the piano. And, yes, you read
This post includes affiliate links. When I am looking for fabulous extras to round out our homeschool year, I always check out the offerings at Home School in the Woods. They have wonderful timeline materials, history studies, lapbooks, and more! Today I’d love to share how we’re using Home School in the Woods Composers Activity-Pak. Learning about composers Teaching music study does not come easily