A Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Curriculum Switch Up: Math, Grammar, Art and More

Last Tuesday was curriculum share night at our homeschool parent support group. It's basically adult show-and-tell, and it's the best thing ever. I learn more from these nights—from thirty women taking two minutes each to talk about their favourite teaching tools—than from any conference or workshop or talk that I have ever attended. I always … Continue reading A Charlotte Mason Inspired Homeschool Curriculum Switch Up: Math, Grammar, Art and More

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Geography Adventures: East Africa

Confession: We're only half focusing on school this week. I'd really like to give it my all. Honestly, I would. But the great outdoors has been beckoning... I've been itching for months to get out. Not in the snow. Not in the ice. Not in subarctic temperatures.  I've been itching for spring. And it's finally … Continue reading Geography Adventures: East Africa

Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews and Ian Wallace is a beautifully told story of a little Inuit girl who collects mussels on the seabed floor by herself for the first time. The illustrations (which incorporate the pointillist style) are not only pretty, but also quite fun (look for the hidden pictures on some of … Continue reading Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)