You might know how much we love Tapestry of Grace (TOG) here at Hodgepodge. Recently, I’ve received a few questions about using it. I asked these ladies if I could share their questions so they might help others. I’ll start today with those questions about preschool and kindergarten ages. Melissa asked on the Hodgepodge Facebook page: “Would you recommend Tapestry of Grace in Kindergarten?” Hi
If ever there was a week that was an example of homeschool lasagna learning, it was this. Lasagna learning being layers and levels of different ages, all together. The spices of learning all blending and complementing. Take Columbus. I read this book from our Tapestry studies to the age range (pictured at top). We just read and I was completely hoarse by the end of
Last summer I hosted a Tapestry Tea in my home. Now that this school year is winding up this is the question I am getting… But I feel overwhelmed by Tapestry of Grace. How do I make it work? Never have we ever done all of the subjects each week. Tapestry is truly a smorgasbord. When I open that week plan, I zone in on
Why do I love paper plates? Two doctor visits. Three dental visits. A trip to the bank. A stop at the library. And that was just by Monday afternoon. Two more doctor visits and another stop at the library by Tuesday. One more doctor visit on Thursday. Despite all those visits, it was a missing-it sort of week. No drama troupe, no choir, no piano.
Many years ago we needed some art work for the family room. There was a big, empty spot over the mantel that needed just the perfect, happy, family-friendly piece. The flag was Nana’s suggestion. Back when we it was just the older three children, they all joined in the process. We got out a long piece of paper from our newspaper roll and the three
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.