Homeschooling

Resources that I love and use the most in our homeschool:

Well-Educated Heart                  Math Inspirations

The Good and The Beautiful                 The Millennial Instructor

Homeschool Posts

The Arts for the Heart: Music

The whole world is full of unworked joy mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it.” -Orison Swett Marsden Continuing on with the series of posts about the arts and our hearts. Next up is Music.   By music, I don’t just mean any...
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The Arts for the Heart: Nature

The whole world is full of unworked joy mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it.” -Orison Swett Marsden   Some of the greatest joy mines are in the arts. The arts help to teach and mold our hearts so we are better able...
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Peach Pie Fractions

Last Friday we went to a local orchard and enjoyed picking peaches.     And today we decided to turn some of those peaches into peach pie.    And then we used that peach pie to learn fractions.  Fractions are always better when they involve a real pie. 🙂   Nature, Baking Skills, and Math.  I’d...
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Making Soap like Susannah

One activity that we planned on doing for our Pioneer Unit was to make homemade soap from lye and lard.  I borrowed the supplies from my brother who likes to make soap and we finally got around to doing the activity yesterday.   We didn’t wear our pioneer clothes though since they were put away in...
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Nature Journaling

Something that I have wanted us to be more consistent with is nature journaling.  I learned about nature journaling from John Muir Laws.  I am still very much a beginner but I’m really enjoying the process and excited to learn more as I go.   “When we see with clear eyes, we know that we...
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Fika Friday: Germany

Ok… so today is technically Thursday, but we are learning about Germany this month and decided to make some German food.  My dad served his mission in Germany so I asked him what foods we should try.  He said bratwurst, sauerkraut, kloesse, and spaetzel.  So that’s what we made.   We listened to a lot of...
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Gardening: Month Five

Our Garden isn’t looking amazing these days.  The plants have had some issues with the leaves dying, but they seem to be on the mend and they are still producing fruit, so that’s good.  There is definitely a learning curve (combined with our climate and deck gardening conditions) with all of this and I have...
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Morning Menus

A little while ago, I learned about a great idea from Mikael, called Morning Menus and we’ve been incorporating this idea for a few weeks now.  So far it’s going great! We had already been doing a song, prayer, and scripture study during our morning time, but I had been wanting to figure out how to...
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Taking Lilacs to Thilda’s Grave

Yesterday morning, we went took some lilacs to Thilda’s grave.  This was our second year doing this and this year felt even more meaningful since going on our trip to Sweden last fall and getting to know Swen and Thilda even better.   We spent quite a while wandering around the cemetery, looking at a lot...
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