I don’t know about the rest of you, but lately my brain has been in planning mode. Ordering material for the new school year, rearranging books on our shelves, making lists of school supplies we need to buy. It’s one of my favorite times of the year! But today, I wanted to talk a bit about … Continue reading "Literature-Based Learning: Creating a Rhythm to your Days"
Summer is upon us, which means one thing to homechoolers – planning for the next school year! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been busy making lists of books and school supplies we’ll need for this fall. I have also been hard at work the last several months, but finally our new Grade 7 … Continue reading "Summer Sale!"
In honor of Memorial Day, and to celebrate the completion of the World War II unit study, I’m giving away a free unit study to three lucky winners! If you win, you can choose any Build Your Library Unit Study you’d like! My unit studies are all literature-based, and can take anywhere from 3 – … Continue reading "Memorial Day Unit Study Giveaway!"
Teaching World War II can be intense. There is an overwhelming amount of material to cover! From the European war, to the Pacific Theater to the American Home Front; the Holocaust and Japanese Internment camps, Axis and Allies, and D-Day, you could easily spend an entire year just covering this topic. There are literally hundreds … Continue reading "Unit Study: World War II"
Tomorrow is Mother’s Day – so what better way to celebrate than by reading some sweet stories with your little ones. Here are some lovely books that showcase mothers. So curl up with your babies and enjoy some of these favorites: Love You Forever – Both sweet and creepy, this book always brings a tear … Continue reading "Children’s Books that Celebrate Moms"
The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading. ~ Charlotte Mason The most important thing we can do for our children is to instill the habit of reading within them. Reading is the foundation on which their entire education is built. … Continue reading "Educational Problems: The Habit of Reading"
When you first began homeschooling, you probably had no idea what you were doing. Maybe you pulled your child out of a bad school situation, or maybe you had been planning on homeschooling since their birth. Either way, you can’t know what homeschooling is like until you’re in the midst of it. And often, while … Continue reading "Homeschooling: A Beautiful Education"
I recently updated the Level 2 – The Medieval World lesson plans, so to make it easier for those of you who had already been using the older plans, here’s a list of the updates: Pg. 5 – You now have a list of all the documentaries/movies listed throughout the lesson plans, along with which … Continue reading "Level 2 Curriculum Updates"
When I first began homeschooling, I fell in love with the idea of a book based education. I daydreamed about reading aloud beautiful literature to my serene children as they snuggled close to me on the couch, their little eyes focused on me with rapt attention as I read. But the reality was something quite … Continue reading "The Most Important Thing – Reading"
My birthday is on Monday, and I think this might be the first year that I’m not particularly looking forward to it. Suddenly, it’s hitting me that I’m getting older. I’ve always looked young for my age, but lately, no one has mistaken me for a teenager. It used to be incredibly annoying when the … Continue reading "Birthday Sale"