The thing about homeschool schedules is that they're difficult to keep. As real life happens, flexibility is essential. However, as my children get older, we're moving from a loose homeschool rhythm to a slightly more disciplined schoolwork schedule. When planning our year, I use two important tools: a paper teacher planner and a digital calendar. … Continue reading How I’m Scheduling our 2021-2022 Homeschool Year
Last week, one of my daughters wrote in cursive. We had worked on it last year but then set it aside and focused on fine-tuning their printing instead. Cursive just wasn't sticking. A few weeks ago, I re-taught the letter "a" in cursive, but the days have been busy and I never did get around … Continue reading What to do when your homeschooler just isn’t getting it…
Just a few weeks before my daughter started kindergarten, we made the decision to homeschool. We notified the private school in which she was enrolled, and I excitedly ordered her curriculum for the year. The only problem? I had no idea what I was doing. (None of us really do when we first start homeschooling, … Continue reading Five Fun Ways to Practice Math Facts
“We spread an abundant and delicate feast in the programs and each small guest assimilates what he can.” (Charlotte Mason) When talking about home education, homeschoolers with a Charlotte Mason leaning often use the term "spreading the feast". We read poetry and beautiful stories. We study art and listen to wonderful music. We … Continue reading Start Your Homeschool Day on the Right Foot: Nourishing Your Homeschooler’s Body
My husband has been away this week. Normally, the days that he's away drag long. But this time, because I was sharing at a homeschool parent support group on Tuesday night and needed someone to watch the kids, we were invited to spend a few glorious days with my parents. They are absolutely wonderful, so … Continue reading The Week in Review
Christmas Eve. Voices echoed angelic songs in darkness lit by hundreds of tiny flames that flickered like stars. I held my candle carefully as I sang the miracle and mystery of a Saviour come to earth. Heaven stooping low. The glorious beauty of ancient prophecy fulfilled. My children, beside me, looked on with wonder-filled eyes. … Continue reading Charlotte Mason Inspired: Step-by-Step Christmas Hymn Study
Hey everyone, Welcome to the weekend feature! It's all the very best things in one end-of-the-week roundup: books, homeschooling, blog posts, nature and wonderful things from around the web. But before we get to that, have you ever checked out The Grace-Filled Life Facebook page? It's your one-stop place for encouragement, inspiration and laughs throughout … Continue reading The Week in Review
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
I actually wrote this post back in February. I get antsy in February. Perhaps it's the weather or perhaps it's just a desperate need for a change in routine. Whatever the case, February is the month where magic happens. It's the month where I start thinking about next year. Planning. Ordering. Opening those amazing, … Continue reading Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Picks: Pre-K