Homeschooling

Fika Friday: France

One of the countries that we are studying this month with the Well-Educated Heart rotation is France.  We had a France themed Fika today. We ate crepes, listened to french music, spoke in french accents, and I wore a beret.  We also recited and read some poetry and looked at some french artwork.  🙂
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Fika Friday: England

England Themed Fika today.  I have a lot of English heritage so it has been fun to learn more about England this month. We had some English Cucumber and Dill sandwiches, and some British Scones with Currents (served with clotted cream (that I made in the instant pot), and jam). Everything was pretty easy to...
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Rocks

Our science topic for this month is rocks.  We’ve gone on a couple of hikes since the weather has been nice and the kids stuffed their pockets and backpacks with rocks to add to their rock collections.   We’ve been having fun putting our rock collections to good use. We’ve been using them to build...
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Inspired By My Ancestors

Sometimes it may seem on the outside that family history and homeschool/learning are different categories of interest for me. But I have found that they are actually very tied together. As I have been doing more family history and learning more about my ancestors, especially over the past 15 months or so, I have found...
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Pilgrim Feast

We have been learning a lot about the Pilgrims this month (again, with the Well-Educated Heart rotation). It has been so fun, especially since we have ancestors that came over on the Mayflower. On Friday last week, we spent the day re-enacting the Pilgrim time period. We had a mini feast of Johnnycakes, Stewed Pompion...
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Pilgrim’s Progress

At the risk of sounding like I’ve been living under a rock my whole life (which I’ve discovered I have… in this area at least), I wanted to share something in case there is someone else that hasn’t heard about this either. A few weeks ago, I heard about a movie called “The Pilgrim’s Progress.”...
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Fika Friday: Spain

Fika Friday again! The other country that we are studying this month (with the Well-Educated Heart rotation) is Spain. For our Fika we had homemade churros with chocolate sauce, homemade Natillas de Leche (Spanish Custard), and milk. We also listened to Spanish folk music, looked at some Spanish paintings, and read about some Spanish painters....
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Fika Friday: The Netherlands

We are following along with the Well-Educated Heart rotation for our homeschool. This month, one of the countries that we are learning about is the Netherlands. Today for Fika Friday, we had a Netherlands theme. We listened to folk music, ate stroopwafels and Gouda cheese (along with crackers, apples, and apple juice). We read some...
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Swedish Unit: Kanelbullens Dag (Cinnamon Bun Day)

When I started looking into homeschooling, one idea that I kept hearing about was poetry teatime. I thought this idea sounded so fun! So we adopted it but tweaked it to make it even more personal and meaningful to us. Instead of calling it teatime, it’s Fika. In Sweden, Fika is a daily tradition, usually...
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