How to Do Geography in your Homeschool

How do you incorporate geography in your homeschool? Loosely. With intention to playing. Fun is the operative. No serious allowed. Any time you come across a new country or location in a readaloud or in a current affairs discussion find it on a map, watch a YouTube video, or consider any of these ideas for…

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How to Do Fine Arts in your Homeschool

How do you incorporate fine arts into your homeschool? Loosely. With intention to playing. Fun is the operative. No serious allowed. Also, fill a basket of things you and your kiddos like to do and pull them out when you’re doing a readaloud. (And take turns reading, so you can play in your artistic endeavours…

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Capturing your Charmed Homeschool: Homeschool Mentoring Group

capturing the charmed homeschool: creating clarity, confidence and vision in your homeschool

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Great Expectations: My Homeschool Life in Fairy Tales

The fairytale of the little girls in the white dresses, living happily ever after, well, I’m still searching for that. I’ve learned that little girls in lacy white dresses get dirty. And that mom does a lot of laundry. It’s been my experience that parenting is like that: at times, the fantasy fades. In the…

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Self-Directed Learning: the Art of Independent Homeschooling

Self-directed learning: a new term evolving from the unschool movement. I’ve spent my early homeschool years lapping up all things John Holt and John Taylor Gatto. I even radically unschooled for six solid months until the three youngest kids were bored and wanted something more. We gradually transitioned to a self-directed learning. For a long…

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is there a season of scheduled neglect in our homeschools?

In July… I’m watering my garden and letting the chickens wander as I drink my morning coffee before the kids wake. Then I’ll walk the dog. So I might not see the kids till eleven. When they’re awake, they will wander down to the riverside beach or run through the sprinkler if it’s especially hot.…

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