Hands on geography is a super fun way to learn. Earlier in the school year we created an imaginary land, each child contributing to the map as we reviewed mountain ranges, peninsulas, tributaries and more. As we got further into our Renaissance studies, one of our geography assignments was to make a salt dough map of Italy. The children had a great time forming the
Former, wonderful, overflowing and overused bookcase in our most central location. My husband and I have been blessed with hand-me-down furniture. There is just an abundance of pieces on my side of the family. And, in the almost seventeen years of our marriage, this furniture has served us well. However, never, in the past, has this furniture had to bear the abuse of five children
I thought it was about time for an update on the Hodgepodge workboxes! As with all aspects of homeschooling now and then, our workboxes needed a makeover. See, I was quite taken with workboxes about this time two years ago. I still, very much, appreciate their usefulness. When my friend Angie first introduced me to them, they were perfect for our Winter Olympics unit study.
Hold your hat – it’s a real Hodgepodge this week… Why did this girl deserve an Oreo McFlurry? Another ER visit. All because of a whiffle ball. But you won’t believe it. So I have to tell you. It was deserving of a whole ‘nother post. And was the biggest lesson we learned all week: The Accident and the Amazing Answer. The rest of our
Making a salt dough map of Italy as part of our Tapestry of Grace geography studies. This was another one of those weeks when the layers and levels of unit studies were the highlight of our homeschool. There were many subjects that we enjoyed together – all ages. Plus several subjects that overlapped and complimented nicely. I love it when that happens – which is
Celebrated! Went places! 1. Counting down to the new year when we were back from a party with friends. | 2. New Year’s cake by Middle Girl | 3. Black-eyed peas and greens at Nana’s | 4. Headed to a cousin’s birthday party. There’s the golden capitol dome | 5. BD party at an inflatables place | 6. The replacement ‘You are Special Today’ plate.
I realized, as I was planning our next unit of Tapestry of Grace, that I had not shared our holiday unit celebration. A unit celebration brings closure to our studies and boosts us on to further learning in the next unit. In the past, we plan for our unit celebration to happen on Thanksgiving Day while the side dishes are warming in the oven. I
1. Middle Girl got a new devotional – it’s ok math was delayed a little each day. | 2. History review with Tapestry of Grace lapbook | 3. Rise and shine it’s biscuit time! | 4. Lots of leaves | 5. Fun fact about red blood cells from AiG Science: Human Body | 6. Sunset over our church | 7. Teddy bear counters lining up