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.
Nature study and journaling have always been a major component of our homeschool. Over the years, the kids and I have filled up several nature journals with sketches, photographs, trail maps, and pressed leaves commemorating our outings. Train your mind to see deeply and with internal curiosity, and the beauty and wonder of the world will open before you. Keeping a journal of your observations, questions, and reflections will enrich your experiences and develop
One of the most appealing aspects of a Charlotte Mason education for me is the seamless interplay between art and science that is possible with nature study. Nothing compares to tromping through the woods in all weathers to track the first crocus. Alright, we usually just walk around our neighborhood…and only when it’s not too wet! But we still keep our Calendar of Firsts, and
I have a confession to make. I am not a craft-loving, messy project mom. So when I hear the words ‘art project’ I cringe just a little. But my daughter absolutely loves doing art projects (sometimes the messier the better)! I realized that I needed to give her time to be creative so I make sure to schedule time for her to explore different art
Are you looking for a complete art program for your children? In our homeschool, art was always a big part of our days. We often did our own projects, using ideas from our curriculum (Oak Meadow) or finding things to do on the web. But as my daughter grew, she wanted a more structured art program, and we found this helpful resource for our art
Keeping a Nature Journal – A Review Do you and your children like to keep nature journals throughout the year? We have enjoyed them for many years in our homeschool and I think I will continue to journal from nature well in to my retirement years. I’d love to share a great resource that we have used in our homeschool over the years and that
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