Homeschooling (Page 3)

Creative Commons Photo available here Throughout the Pennsylvania countryside, you will notice round designs painted on the sides of barns. These Barn Stars or Hex Signs became popular as paint became more affordable in the mid-1800s. The meaning of these signs is unclear, some say they were used as symbolsRead More →

This week as part of our State Studies Unit, our art project was to recreate the salt glazed pottery, commonly found in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states. More on that in a moment. When I was little, my mom could be uber-organized in the big things. She was greatRead More →

  This is a relatively easy project to complete with your kids. While reading Going Lobstering, my girls made sort of a game out of finding the right buoy in the pictures. The idea that every fisherman paints his buoys will a special pattern was fascinating to them and theyRead More →

While learning about the New England states, we completed this fun mixed-media sailboat painting. It combines one of our favorite activities, wet on wet watercolor painting, with recycling easily found papers. I love how playful and whimsical the finished paintings turned out. Enjoy! Materials: 11″ x 15″ 140lb watercolor paper (27.9Read More →

I’m excited to tell you that we will be sharing our new Free Homeschool Companion Curriculum, State Studies Unit 1, on a weekly basis as we are working on the unit. After we have completed the unit I will go back and organized it all into a PDF format similarRead More →

One of the amazing things about homeschooling is the ability to reassess your process, your progress, and your goals at any time. You have the chance to make changes to your day or curriculum as needed. This is one of the gifts of homeschooling, at the same time though, itRead More →

Although January 1st usually gets credited with New Year’s Resolutions, isn’t it really at the end of August, as you gather school supplies gearing up to return to your normally scheduled activities that you make your greatest resolutions? Maybe they include that this year there will be more family dinners,Read More →

  This week we are beginning our Harvest Time Curriculum with Pixie. Of course, Fairy and Bug will participate in many of the hands-on activities. Pixie has gone through the unit two years ago, but we are looking forward to doing it again with her. She will have a totallyRead More →

The other day we talked about Letterboxing. Today, we are sharing a project on how to make a journal that is perfect to take on your letterboxing outings. Of course, you can use the journal for anything, but we thought the natural feel, plus the use of recycled items, made it a perfect companion for our time spent onRead More →

Hi everyone. I just thought I would stop in and let you all know that the new Homeschool Companion Puddles and Ponds schedule and book list are organized and ready to use. I don’t have it ready as a printable pdf (I’m working on updating all of the unit pdfs)Read More →