We started our school year the last week of July. (I heard those gasps). Before you judge me, we started then, because it was the height of the summer heat and mosquito biting. And we started slowly, adding in subjects. We also started in July thinking of December. See, we take the entire month of December off. Join me at Heart of the Matter today!
A captive audience. That’s what you have in family and friends on Thanksgiving. Each year at this time we share what we call a unit celebration of our homeschool. Basically, we show off the best of our school work and projects while the side dishes are still warming in the oven. This four-year tradition is rooted in our Tapestry of Grace studies. But, we not
What do you think of when you hear the word holiday? Often, November and December bring a packed calendar, the shrugging of shoulders and the overwhelmed look. This year I want you to celebrate like a child. Enjoy the time with your children. See, the definition of holiday is a vacation. holiday, noun, a day of festivity or recreation when no work is done. And
Are you ready to whip up a fudge pie? Well, guess what? Today, you can either stir up a pie on your paper or use the recipe below to bake one in your oven – or both! I’m sharing Nana’s latest pastels tutorial plus the recipe for Fudge Pie at Heart of the Matter today. I hope you’ll join me for the deliciosity!
Please bear with me as this is a long post. It’s just impossible to fit in the hodgepodge of a Hodgepodge homeschool day and be brief! It’s the age range, I tell ya! —->Wow, this week was full force, ramped up and regular schedule. Starting out with an ER trip and stitches for littlest guy right on the heels of Middle Girl’s big birthday trip
Oh how we homeschool moms pour over curriculum. We make plans, pick up new pencils at the store. Mark dates on the calendar. But what about the basics? Those simple, necessary things we have to do every day as mothers? How about the basic routines and habits we’d like for our children to build – like brushing teeth and clearing their spot at the breakfast
Get your copy by clicking the magazine photo below. Encouraging articles on back-to-school, making the most of field trips, homeschooling high school, autumn unit studies and even a bread baking class! My article on Annual Planning and Goal Setting is on page 38! Open publication – Free publishing – More child View past magazines here. Many thanks to my talented friends at Heart
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 will have you and your children smiling. For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July! Prior to the big day, I make