Welcome to our weekend feature! It's all my favourite things in one giant end-of-the-week roundup: books, blog posts, homeschooling, nature and wonderful things from around the web. I hope you enjoy!
The daily gathering. It's the part of a new homeschool year that we're looking forward to the most. I wrote all about it here in my article, "The Quiet Art of Morning Time." I wrote about how we gather around a table laden with food. We read scripture and pray. We get lost in stories and … Continue reading Resources for Rich and Beautiful Morning Times
"Mom, look what I found!" My daughter holds up a roundish, light-coloured nut. "What is it?" "Hmmm." I take the nut from her and peer closely at it. It's smoothness feels cool against the palm of my hand. "It looks like a hickory nut. We'll look it up when we get home, just to be … Continue reading Cultivating Curiosity: How to Encourage Delight-Directed Learning
We did our China country study a few weeks ago. So this post? It's long overdue. But better late than never. Right? This was one of our favourite country studies to date. Chinese history and culture are fascinating. We used The Story About Ping as a springboard ... and then we dove deep. This post contains affiliate … Continue reading Geography Adventures: China
From the fertile Nile valley to the shifting desert sands, Egypt is a land rich with history. This week, my girls and I took a trip to this northern part of Africa - right in our own living room. We read stories, did crafts, studied photos and learned all about ancient Egyptian culture and modern Egyptian … Continue reading Geography Adventures: Egypt
I always tell my children that one of the best things about homeschooling is the number of field trips we are able to take. It is so wonderful to have the freedom to do some experiential exploration of the things we're learning about! This week, we're going to be studying The Story About Ping to coincide with Chinese New … Continue reading Geography Adventures: Toronto’s Chinatown