Homeschool Classical Planner Review + Giveaway

I have never before used a homeschool planner. While I am very much a planner, they all felt a little intimidating and not quite what I needed. However, when I saw the chatter on the Classical Conversations group Facebook page about the Homeschool 18-Month Classical Planner by Hot Pink Lime, I was instantly interested. The folks over at Hot Pink … [Read more...]

Our 2015 Classical Notebook

This upcoming year will be our third year notebooking our memory work. There are a lot of variations to notebooking. You can use it in much the same way as workboxes or lapbooks, but for us it's a simple way to review and collect our memory work. In years past, I've printed worksheets for my littles to complete each week. But this year I'm … [Read more...]

How To Study Science Without Really Trying

  Because I have a love of books and a desire for my children to learn, I've made a habit of purchasing the best reference books I can find and placing them around our home. As a result, I've stumbled upon how to study science without really trying. At least one or two of these great books are opened by my littles daily without any prompting … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 24 Links & Ideas

image sourceHistory - Starting here, we're going to view artwork about Napoleon to see what we can learn about him from the images.   Latin - As I've said before, I like to keep our Latin review simple and repetitive, so we're going to review Latin like this again.  It's been working great!English - I … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 21

To review our week 21 science sentence, we located each of the 5 major circles of latitude on our globe.  Then we drew the 5 major circles on oranges while reciting them out loud.  My guys loved drawing on the oranges, but my little miss was completely focused on us finishing so she could eat one.  So, what was at first our review … [Read more...]

The View From Here – Watching Them Learn

First we watched the video about the associative law of addition, then I demonstrated it with our plastic math animals.  My oldest understood it quickly (really, he's the only one who should) and asked to demonstrate it with their stuffies.  Then we watched a second video (boy, were they excited!).  This one about linking verbs. I … [Read more...]

The View from Here – Latin Review

Using our new Latin review cards, which I printed from Suzanne Shares and laminated, the boys worked to lay out the declension sheets in order from first to fourth (They are not in the correct order pictured here.) Next, I gave them the picture cards one declension at a time, which they lined up with the sheets.  When they did this, … [Read more...]

What We're Doing – Week 22 Links & Ideas - Watch this video on the history of Canada (I have not watched the entire video yet, so please use discretion!).  Use this Canada Day word search to review the history of Canada.  We'll check some books out of … [Read more...]

How It's Going – Week 19

Using paper bags, mail sale flyers, cardstock, glue, and staples, we wove like the Anasazi and fashioned our work into a bag.  The weaving was not exactly easy for my guys, but we worked through some frustration to complete the task.  I think they were quite pleased with their determination and work when it was all done.  Obviously, … [Read more...]

What We’re Doing – Week 21 Links & Ideas

History - Read about Canadian explorers, John Cabot and Samuel de Champlain.    I like the idea of adding in navigation studies whenever talking about explorers.  So, we're going to mark longitude and latitude coordinates on this worksheet. Learn about the Canadian flag while coloring it.  (Other worksheets about Canada available too!) … [Read more...]