Christmas Tree in Snow art lesson. Just six simple steps, starting with Christmas colors. A fun Christmas art project for all ages! Christmas Tree in Snow Art Lesson We had just finished up making some Christmas mixes when Nana offered a pastel lesson. As in other lessons, she sketched off the steps for the children to follow. Just six simple steps, starting with the colors
This lesson is quick enough to enjoy this week before Christmas. A present to you from Nana and the Hodgepodge! Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial. Christmas Ornament: A Pastels Tutorial Begin by choosing your favorite two ornaments. Place them on your table where you can get a good look while you use your pastels. Take your black pastel stick and draw the simple, ball shapes.
What fun to make a night time scene with chalk pastels! In time for a full harvest moon, Nana taught us a harvest moon nocturn pastel lesson. You can too… Harvest Moon Nocturn: A Pastels Tutorial Just gather your colors and a dark colored piece of paper. We chose both purple and dark blue paper. Take your black pastel stick and draw a nice, straight
Dear Homeschooler, There were so many titles I could have given this list: Encouragement for all homeschoolers, 10 pieces of advice for a new homeschooler, What I Wish I’d Known When We Started Homeschooling, My Best Advice, Don’t Let Homeschooling Get You Down. Whatever the title, I hope you will find something to urge you on. I hope you find something to encourage you in
I realized a few weeks ago that the royal wedding is a perfect opportunity to celebrate. To fix a big breakfast and all gather ’round and watch the festivities. But I also realized what a learning opportunity it is. It’s a mini homeschool unit! We shall have a royal wedding breakfast tea. Oh all the questions I’ve already been fielding from the children. So who
I’ve been sharing the learning layers of our homeschool day. First, we place a generous helping of prayer, next we layer all those helpful homeschool habits, we stir around the 3 Rs on five levels. After lunch we sprinkle the wonderful spices of enrichment, showing how we fit in all the extra hodgepodge of learning. So now…are you ready to put your feet up and
Welcome back to 10 Days of Lasagna Learning: Teaching Multiple Ages. For over a dozen years we’ve turned to our habits as the ‘bones’ of our day. Our habits help us accomplish a basic school day and get food on the table. We leaned on one or two more heavily when all were age 10 and under. We’ve tweaked habits to meet our needs with
Helping a child apply to college and all that goes along with it can seem overwhelming to any parent, but the homeschool parent has the added responsibility of being the educator as well. You can do it, and without much stress, if you take it one step at a time. Here are 10 steps for preparing for college. Preparing for College I’ve outlined below what