Enjoy art during celebratory times! What better time to pull out the chalk pastels but at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, patriotic celebrations and more? Wrap up a Five in a Row homeschool study, create an art masterpiece to give as a gift and simply enjoy our holiday art tutorials for the sheer joy of it all. So gather your chalk pastels and let’s get started… Holiday
One of the reasons we love chalk pastels is simply because this medium is frugal art for all ages. As a teacher and a mother, I know I have been intimidated by a long list of expensive art supplies. The fear of the cost and the fear of simply being able to accomplish the art time would make me not even attempt it. At Hodgepodge
There seem to be certain times of year I am keenly aware of the needs of an age range of children that we have. It’s continually changing. Just when I think my husband and I have things set, there is something new. Just how to meet the needs of an age range? I asked myself the same question daily over the last weeks as we’ve
When Nana was in Italy this summer she got to visit a beautiful field of sunflowers. She shares this wonderful memory with you in chalk pastel form. It’s a video field of sunflowers chalk pastel art tutorial for all ages. So gather around and enjoy – because you ARE an artist! Field of Sunflowers Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial Chalk Art Supplies: White paper or another
Here at Hodgepodge it seems we are in a constant state of finding out how things work best. The best homeschool spaces for learning, the best arrangement of our days and the best organization so that we can find things quickly. Organization is a constant in our large-ish family household. So when I came across this essential oils organization, I knew it was just what
There’s just something about fall that makes us want to go explore. The days are cooler and the colors are beautiful. Maybe you are looking for fall field trips around Atlanta too? I have a few to share with you! Below are some Atlanta destinations you don’t want to miss for Labor Day and beyond. And I’ve included a few north Georgia ideas as well.
Roughly about this time every year I catch the organizational bug. It is usually brief so I have to spring into action when it hits. This year it has been about work at home organization for homeschool mom. It was time. In sixteen years of homeschooling and eight years of blogging, I have not had a designated work space. So, when our eldest moved to
My family and I often appreciate the freedoms of homeschooling. I’ve been thinking on those quite a bit this last week. As we’ve started, slow and steady back to school, I’ve been pausing on the freedoms. Plus we’ve experienced some big milestones dropping our eldest off at college and starting 3rd, 5th, 9th and 12th grade years. Have you found these freedoms to be true