Children’s Books for Art Study

   "Art is one of the basics for little children. They love talking, listening to stories, and drawing or painting." Isn't what Susan Schaeffer Macaulay shares in For the Children's Sake: Foundations of Education for Home and School true? Put two of those together and I think you have some of the best building blocks for teaching art. I've made … [Read more...]

Cycle Two: Week Twenty-Four

History: Color picture of Nelson Mandela while reciting history sentence.  (Plenty of activity sheets available, too.)English: I plan to dramatically recite sentences with interjections to see if my littles can pick out the interjections.  For example, "Duck! There's a low branch!" Once they get the hang of it, they'll probably like … [Read more...]

Cycle Two: Week Twenty-Three

History: March like soldiers around our home while reciting the history sentence.  Perhaps we'll assign two different rooms to be the United States and Kuwait.  English: We're going to write a noun in the center of our chalkboard and add modifiers answering the adjective questions.  For example, brothers could be our noun in the … [Read more...]

Cycle Two: Week Twenty-Two

Image SourceHistory - We're going to review the same way we did for week 21.  If you aren't on CC Connected to find the history sentence cards, a blank illustration sheet and internet images (or history books) for inspiration would work just as well. English - Use the acronym FANBOYS to remember the list of coordinating … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Twenty-One

History - I love coupling the history sentence cards from And Here We Go with either the history sentence picture page from Homeschooling with a Classical Twist or the blank illustration page from Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.  My littles love the pictures from the sentence cards and the pictures inspire their drawings.    Plus the cards … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Twenty

Image CaptionHistory - Well, my original idea of visiting the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial during this week will most likely need to be put on hold.  While our visit will be put on hold, maybe you can go? If you do, be sure to check out the National Mall Junior Ranger Booklet for your littles to complete.  Not going? Most of the … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Nineteen

Image CreditHistory - I was originally hoping we'd visit the above pictured Korean War Memorial in D.C.  Not sure we'll be able to pull that off right now, but I did learn there are other options, even closer to home.  There is a Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia and one in New Jersey.  Who knew? Not me!English - The CC app … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Eighteen

Image CreditHistory - Recite the sentence while coloring a President Roosevelt picture.  If you're curious to learn more about the history of the change from League of Nations to United Nations like I was, check out this site.English - I love how the CC app demonstrated the five kinds of nouns with the same sentence to highlight each of the … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Seventeen

History - We're going to review history with geography this week by tracing or blobbing the countries of the ally and axis leaders in different colors.  I'd say blue and red, but my boys will probably each pick two of their favorite colors.  :)English - We'll simply chant the definition of a noun three times or more for review.  If … [Read more...]

Cycle Two – Week Sixteen

Image CreditHistory - Draw or trace a black lined map.  Color in the areas where Germany invaded.  Look in our Kingfisher History Encyclopedia to read about the world wars.English - Practice memorizing the definition of a verb through motions.Latin - Continue using the story prompts to review the Latin endings.Science - I'm a little … [Read more...]