It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition of Christmas in July will have you and your children smiling. Christmas in July For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!
In celebration of Georgia’s most famous crop, we offer a Georgia Peaches Chalk Art Tutorial. The delicious sweet peach. The state’s nickname fruit was first planted in Georgia in the 18th century, and is still an important fruit crop today. Peaches rank 3rd in production in the U.S. We produce more than 40 different varieties of peaches and almost all are sold fresh! Yum!! Georgia
This painting can be done with either pastels or acrylic paints. Our A House for Hermit Crab Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial is in the style of a well-loved book by Eric Carle called A House for Hermit Crab. A House for Hermit Crab Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial You will need the following colors: red, brown, blue, green, black and yellow. Our hermit needs a house
Practice after practice after practice. Run. Run. Run. Searching for this type of curriculum to fit the learning style for this child. A special course for your high schooler. Oh and then there is that article to read about that tool for this child on that Pinterest board full of resources. Have you stopped to think? Maybe it is time to simplify your homeschool with
One of the joys of homeschooling is designing the schedule that best fits your family. There are so many creative ways for fitting in homeschool subjects. And that creative learning can change, adapt and adjust as your children grow. Fitting In Homeschool Subjects – One More Thing After Lunch In the early days of Hodgepodge homeschool, we leaned heavy on certain habits. One of those
If you have stopped by here at any time, you know that we turn to some basic Hodgepodge helpful homeschool habits for the framework of our days. When my children were younger, we all needed routine so that we knew what to expect. Now that my children are graduates, young adults and teenagers, those habits of the early days have relaxed. But I have seen
In this series, we will dig deeper into the helpful habits that have blessed our homeschool. And I’ll share some updates on how those habits have grown up with our children. Just how to teach multiple ages all together? Well that is just what lasagna learning is! Lasagna learning is a lovely mixture of ingredients plus the recipe for teaching multiple ages. Back when I
Recently, I spent some time reflecting on God’s goodness in the seasons of life. Sundays are good for that. Well, every day is good for that. But Sundays are especially good because of worship, rest, taking a walk… Reflecting on life’s seasons. Reflecting on Life’s Seasons Each season of my life has had different kinds of busy or ‘fullness’. Know what I mean? Family, children,