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

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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Schoolroom Rearranged

Yesterday, on a whim, I decided to rearrange and reorganize in the schoolroom.  If you’re curious about how it used to be set up, you can see that here.  A lot is still the same, but I made some changes too. We’ve acquired quite a few books this year for the Well-Educated Heart monthly rotation and...
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Gardening: Month Four

“Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” (1 Corinthians 3:5-7)   4th month...
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Daily Gems: Week of April 20th

Several months ago, I heard an idea about having a daily ritual of a “closing board” where you close out the day with intention, togetherness, reflection, and gratitude.         View this post on Instagram       One of our favorite new practices this last year has been our closing board. For...
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