If you are looking for a fun unit study or to dip your foot into Five in a Row, then Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans would be a great choice. We just completed a week of reading the Madeline books and a couple of weeks studying Paris and France and it was so well-loved by the kids.
With Mirette on the High Wire, we explored the high wire, balance, determination, France and Paris.
“Who is Sebastian Bach?”
If you asked me that question 25 years ago, I most certainly would have answered, “Well, he is the lead singer of Skid Row, of course!!”
Part of the excitement and fun of homeschooling is exploring topics that unintentionally arise and pique your child’s interest. A Van Gogh unit study that we recently completed fits right into that category. It was such a great surprise to see the children interested in this artist and his amazing works.
Mrs. Katz and Tush was such a rich Five in a Row unit for us. This was our first time really digging deep as we read the book each day and explored different topics and themes that came out of the story.
At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, I had a long list of curriculum choices and although it all looked pretty good, I had a feeling it would be too much for us to complete. However, I also knew things would be different for us this year since I suspended using the Sonlight curriculum and added two kindergartners to the schedule, so I wanted to make sure I had my bases covered.
Do you notice that your children’s interest is sparked by something “new” they see when you move items around in a room or leave something out? Maybe it’s something they’ve seen many times before but when it’s in a new spot they see it differently and want to explore.
This past week as I was scrolling through the photos on our computer, the kids saw what I was doing and ran over to catch a glimpse. They always jump at the chance to see photos from the past and remember experiences they had or discover something they did when they were wee little babies. I often get drawn into these little walks […]
Have you ever met a previous homeschooler whose eyes lit up when they found out you homeschool?
A couple of years ago I was talking to a woman who knew my girls from Sunday school and as we were chatting I said something which made her realize we homeschool. As soon as she made the connection her face completely lit up and a huge smile came across her face.
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If you could offer a challenge to your child that would motivate them to spend more time reading, then reflecting and writing about what they read, while helping children in need, would you do it?
My husband loves playing guitar so I figured that at some point our children would express an interest in learning how to play guitar. However, I never would have guessed it would happen in the way that it did.