I’ve never considered myself to be an art lover. In fact, before I started homeschooling, it’s not something I thought about very much at all. Sure, the names of a few famous artists may have sounded a bit familiar to me, but I’m not sure I could identify very many of their famous works or match artist to masterpiece. Lucky for me (and my children!)
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
It is almost spring! I hope you can feel your homeschool coming back to life with a refreshed energy to finish the year well. The authors here at The Curriculum Choice are feeling that renewed energy and have set out to encourage you with wonderful ideas for your spring homeschool. From spring holiday celebrations and nature study to meaningful art and literature themes, we hope
In big church, I find myself humming the tune of Happy Birthday to You when we read, “Marvel not that I said… marvel not that I said… marvel not that I said unto thee ye must be born again” John 3 verse 7. All because the songs by the Harrow family have tucked the Lord’s Word into our hearts. Bible memorization is so very important
We are sharing a few of our favorite things! Homeschool favorites for you – on sale! You will want to browse this list for ideas for December and the new homeschool semester. Dates and details are listed below… At Our Journey Westward, you can find creative curriculum like the NaturExplorers series, and how-to teaching guides like Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons and Loving Living
Many times in the last few years I’ve found myself saying that homeschooling is also continuing education for the homeschool mom. I’ve learned so much homeschooling my five children. One way I have learned many things is cycling through history homeschooling multiple ages. It has been a joy to learn rich history and have a picture of the timeline in my head. I didn’t get
I love going to the beach in the summer time. It’s one of our favorite family vacations. Of course we love camping in the mountains and hiking to beautiful peaks, but, as for me, I am an ocean girl and I love the sun and the beach. What better way to combine some relaxing summer time beach goodness, than with an art activity to boot.
I am FAR from good when it comes to art – I barely draw a good stick person (seriously!)! One thing that can be difficult in homeschooling to find is a good art program – at least this has been my experience. Enter … “You ARE an Artist!” at chalkpastel.com. When looking over the online video art courses, our family was in the mood for