Category Archives: Homeschooling

History: Teaching Battles to Young Children

This post may contain affiliate links. Affiliate links allow  us to make a small commission if you choose to purchase a product through our links.  See Affiliates and Disclosure for more information. Our main history book right now is An Island Story by H. E. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Fractions

I was chatting with a homeschooling friend a few days ago about how we try to interest our children in the subjects that we were least happy with (okay, we hated) when we were in school. She mentioned that her daughter … Continue reading

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Goops and How to Be Them: Teaching Manners

Do you know  Project Gutenberg? Project Gutenberg is an online library of digital books that have been published and are now digitized by volunteers. This library contains true treasures, such as Pilgrim’s Progress, Treasure Island, and the Burgess Animal Book. … Continue reading

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Nature Study: Ocean Salinity and Water Density

Water is a superb solvent; 3.5% of the volume of our oceans are minerals such as salt. We discussed how these minerals can travel from the tops of the mountains and through the rivers to ocean. (Remember our water shed demonstration?) … Continue reading

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Enjoying Folk Songs

Every morning, we listen to the songs that we are learning. Declan’s favorite song is always a folk song. I hear songs like “The Keeper Did A’Hunting Go,” “Billy Boy,” and “Barbara Allen“ over and over throughout the day. Folk songs are … Continue reading

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Watershed Demonstration

We are currently studying bodies of water in our nature study. To begin the study, I asked my children the question, “Where do creeks, rivers, lakes, and ponds come from?” Bella had a decent grasp of this idea, as we … Continue reading

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Handling a Large Curriculum

I absolutely adore the Charlotte Mason style teaching and learning. The stories grab me and take me on adventures right along with my children! Sometimes, though, I forget what we’re learning.  When there are 11 books to read (all with … Continue reading

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Nature Study

  One of the most enjoyable parts of our schooling is nature study. So often, our study is spur of the moment. A salamander is found, and questions are asked: what does it eat, where does it live, how does … Continue reading

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Leaf Rubbings: Going Beyond the Plain Paper

Leaf rubbings are one of the best and easiest nature activities. Gathering the leaves expels energy and encourages discrimination. (Is this leaf sturdy enough? What other sizes and types can be found? Does the color of the leaf make a … Continue reading

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Teaching & Learning the Books of the Bible

Learning the books of the Bible is important for children. I knew that I wanted a song to teach the order to our children; they learn everything so much better with music! After much searching, I settled on this one. It’s perfect … Continue reading

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