Sunday, August 31, 2014

Teaching From Rest (Review)

An e-book from Sarah Mackenzie entitled "Teaching From Rest -A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace", is a very worthwhile read for homeschooling Moms.  I purposely don't do many reviews because I covet my time and yours - so it has to be pretty good for me to agree to do a review.  This was definitely a book worth my time.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a confirmation of many of the things God has been showing me about my very own homeschool, this past few months.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Skeletons and Pilgrims! Week 2 Wonderful Wednesday!

This week we had Pilgrims, a Thanksgiving Feast, a lot of activities - as well as making a bone model, to better understand the human skeleton!  Join me in the recap of this weeks' journey!  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wonderful Wednesdays is BACK! Types of Tissue Experiments!

Wonderful Wednesday is back!  It felt good to get a week under our belt and sing those familiar CC songs, see the kids fantastic history dress ups and enjoy the fun and fellowship of exploring this weeks' topic through experimentation mixed with silliness and a 3D model!  It was a great start to what I hope will be a terrific year for everyone!  

Monday, August 18, 2014

How To Pull Together History Dress Ups & Bless a Homeschooler GIVEAWAY!!!

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Dressing up is a super duper fun part of our Wonderful Wednesdays' each week during the school year!  Kids love to dress up and become something other than they are.  It stimulates the mind in a way that not many other things can.  The process of pulling together costumes from a variety of places and utilizing a variety of items in new and possibly unique ways -is a very creative process for both the kids and parents.  When the day comes to actually pull off the dress up, I find that I end up having just as much fun as my child.  It feels like I'm creating individual pieces of recycled art, as I pull together the various elements to see them go from my minds' eye to real life.  Sometimes, they come out way better than I thought and other times, I have to change out an element or even start over because it doesn't go as well as I had hoped!  I thought I would share with you how I use the Wonderful Wednesday Plan to develop out my ideas for costumes and where I find my treasures!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Pin Maps Tutorial

One of my favorite things that my daughter and I have done the past couple years has been pin maps.  I love to be able to see the locations at the end of the year when they are all pinned!  It's a tangible reminder of all the work in memorization that my daughter has accomplished for each year of geography.  I wanted to share with you how I go about making the Pin Maps for my schoolroom...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Osage Orange Tree -Field Trip Discovery

We have been doing field trips this summer to keep things fun and educational for the summer.  We went on a field trip to Mordecai Historic Park .  When the field trip was completed, we stayed to have a picnic lunch together in the park.  While sitting there, my friend noticed this very interesting "fruit" on the tree we were beside.  I had never seen anything like it myself and so we began investigating....

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tutor and Parent Ideas for Memory Work

To help with those who are trying to figure out what they are going to do for tutoring this year or teaching your own kids at home, I hope this dig out of the archives will help!

Below is my Top 20!  These are some of my tried and true methods I've used at home and as a Tutor that are guaranteed to be fun, silly and engaging for your kids or students - so give some a try!  Bear in mind that some of these will work for younger kids verses older kids and some ideas work for the classroom setting verses home - you decide!

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