Nana shares a video of the very few, simple supplies for chalk pastel art! There aren’t many. Plus, don’t miss the bonus fall tree tutorial at the end of this short, less than three minute long video! –> Be sure to check out our A Simple Start in Chalk Pastels Art for All Ages bundle A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving
Along with our habits, our weekly planning meeting helps build the ‘bones’ of our homeschool days. Our family meeting with all our children gives us an outline for the week ahead. There are so many benefits to this time together. So, before I share how we are full throttle back to school, I thought I’d share a peek into how we do our weekly meetings.
I’ve shared before some of the frequently asked questions we get here at Hodgepodge. We even have a menu tab for FAQs which categorizes The Six Most FAQ Homeschool Resource Questions and questions on teaching multiple ages. But in the last couple of months during this homeschool planning season, fellow families have found the posts I shared on the how tos of Tapestry of Grace
Oh sakes. How to narrow down the benefits and freedoms of homeschooling to 10? Can’t do it but I’ve squished it into 10 areas. Here it goes… Continuing education for me! An understanding of the history timeline that I never grasped in my years of school. The truth about the dinosaurs and more through Answers in Genesis resources. An incredible expansion of time management skills.
I thought we might poke around in the archives and I lead you on a little tour of Hodgepodge. Sometimes it really is a confused mixture and the pieces and parts go like this: 1. Parenting, faith and gratitude – from The Butter Cat – a Hodgepodge classic (because sometimes you just have to laugh)… to the glory days of parenthood to how to become a
This homeschool journey can sometimes seem like a lonely one. Especially when someone puts you on the spot, questioning your motives, your reasons or even your qualifications. However, I’ve found an across the board way to respond to and deal with these type questions. The answer is… …Kindness. See, often what seems like criticism is simply curiosity. You can choose to respond positively and let
When I first started homeschooling I was desperate to learn how to do it. I knew it was easily an extension of parenting and reading books aloud to our eldest. But part of me needed details and examples. Fortunately, I have several long-time homeschooling friends who have mentored me. Those I can still call on for advice. But there are also books I read that
One of those wonderful benefits of homeschooling is continuing to learn right alongside your children. History, a love of art, composers, nature study. I just love continuing education. For many years now, Tapestry of Grace has truly woven together all the learning in our home. All ages learning the same topics, on their age, grade and skill level. We’ve used Tapestry since our eldest was