It’s the perfect time of year to take on a winter themed nature study such as Coping with the Cold, a NaturExplorers unit study. Use the winter months to get outside and learn about migration, hibernation, and adaptation.
The school year is approaching its end and it’s time to once again re-assess our homeschools. Are there things we need to change? Resources that have or have not worked? Perhaps you are moving into a different season in your homeschool. This is what we as a homeschooling family have recently gone through. Up to now we have used an eclectic Charlotte Mason approach. We
I have the cutest book to review for you today, another great addition to your bookshelf. Natures Day is written by Kay Maguire and illustrated by Danielle Kroll. The quality of this book is wonderful. This hardcover book has a canvas-like texture and the title has been slightly recessed into it making it feel and look like a quality book. I’m quite a tactile person
Planning our homeschool morning basket reading for each term is one of my favourite parts of my planning rituals. It’s that special time in our homeschooling morning that we gather and share in books, readings and lessons that everyone can enjoy. It creates a sense of togetherness and unity, a sharing in the same rich ideas before breaking away to work on individual grade relevant
In our younger homeschooling years we used a lot of lapbooks. Now that both my girls are in high school, things are a little more formal. Looking back through some of the lapbooks we have covered I have a little part of me that misses learning this way 🙂 One particular lapbook that we enjoyed working on was Ancient Greece Lapbook from In The Hands
We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
I often supplement our learning with a lapbook. Lapbooks are a great tool to cover topical studies or perhaps something relevant to the seasonal year. Our latest purchase is a project pack from ‘In The Hands Of A Child‘ called ‘Industrial Revolution’. We have used many of their lapbooks and notebooking packs over the years, and I keep returning to them as their products are