Books

  Here is the Overview Schedule for the State Studies Unit 2. The quizzes and journal pages will be available shortly. I plan to have them all done by the end of July. I will be posting the directions for the crafts over the next few weeks. Enjoy! Week 10:Read More →

“Once there was a peddler who sold caps. But he was not like an ordinary peddler, carrying his wares on his back. He carried them on top of his head.” So begins the tale of Caps for Sale, the lovely story of an unorthodox peddler and a tree full of peskyRead More →

Last day of January already… yikes! It's been a busy week, but I have made time to work on the new sweater for the Little Lady. I shared a link to the pattern last week… a lovely sweater knit in 1 piece. I've finished the back, one sleeve, and half of another. Cruisin' 🙂 I was going toRead More →

This is definitely a "quickie" book review, but I wanted to get something up before people considered buying this book. The other day I mentioned that I ordered the book A Bird in Winter: A Picture Book Inspired by Pieter Bruegel The Elder, by Helene Kerillis and Stephane Girel, I'm sad to say, this isn't a book I'd recommend. Although I thinkRead More →

Nothing in this world is as magical as the eyes of a child. These eyes can turn a cardboard box into a castle, a handkerchief into a doll, and a stick into a sword. Unfortunately, as we get older, we often lose the awe, and we need Hollywood to makeRead More →

If you want to get into a heated discussion with a group of people, forget talking about politics or religion… talk about fairy tales. Parents either love them and expose their children to them, or parents find them too violent or sexist and banish them. Some parents want to preserveRead More →

Here is a collection of our FREE homeschool curriculum guides, journal pages, planners and more. We call our homeschooling units our Homeschool Companion Guides and they are here to help you on your homeschooling journey. Simple Seasons :: Preschool-Kindergarten (4-6 years old) Simple Seasons is a literature based, hands-on curriculumRead More →

EDIT: The Giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon. Check back soon for the winner. Good luck one and all 🙂 Here is an email we got a couple days ago from one of our readers: Hello, I have been following your home school curriculum and haveRead More →

Because it is often hard to find things to make for older boys, and I know many of you are still looking for ideas for small gifts, I wanted to repost this. Bug loved the movie The Never Ending Story. (Joy of joys, he's now ready to read the book.  The Never Ending Story. I will need to remember to give it to himRead More →

I have some bad news to share… Last evening I was working on Part Two of Noisy Nora. I was sitting at the computer, banging away at the keyboard, my two Yorkies were curled up on my crafting table, and the two pups… soon to be 5 months old, were runningRead More →

“Jack had dinner early, Father played with Kate, Jack needed burping, So Nora had to wait. First she banged the window, Then she slammed the door, Then she dropped her sister’s marbles on the kitchen floor. “Quiet!” said her father. “Hush!” said her mum. “Nora!” said her sister, “Why areRead More →

Three selfish frogs learn a valuable lesson about sharing from a toad and a very scary thunderstorm in Leo Lionni’s It’s Mine. I created the pattern for the Water Lily and the Lily Pads to extend the story but you can certainly use these for decorating or adding to aRead More →

Over the next few weeks I plan to share books with Bug, Fairy and Pixie by author and illustrator Leo Lionni. I have quite a few of his books in my collection including: It’s Mine An Extraordinary Egg Fish is Fish Swimmy Little Blue and Little Yellow Inch by InchRead More →

We’ve gotten a few inquiries about the little Fairy sitting in a tree in the Felt Forest. In answer to every one’s questions, no, we do not have a pattern for the fairy. He was made using the directions for pipe cleaner fairies in Salley Mavor’s incredible book, Felt WeeRead More →