Tag: Homeschooling

Daily homeschool rhythm

This is our typical daily homeschool rhythm with plenty of play, rest and free time mixed in. I’ve fine tuned this over the last few years. I have found that it works the best for our family.

Family Fun Inspiration for January 2019

Happy New Year! There’s something exciting about the promise of a new year.  I always have such a renewed energy at the start of the month. To help inspire you, here’s our bucket list for the month of January. We’re embracing the dark days,…

Felt Banners

Felt banners are a super simple craft that bring an element of hygge (a Danish word for cosiness and comfort) to the home. All you need: 5-6 sheets (different colors) of 9×12 inch felt Several feet of twine Sharp scissors Hot glue gun, hot…

Thankful Hands

Cultivate the attitude of gratitude with Thankful Hands ‘Tis the season of giving thanks. Make this quick and easy craft to help kids reflect on what they are thankful for and capture special memories. Trace and cut out the shapes of your family’s hands on…

First day of school: letter Aa review, starting our calendar, mazes and more

It’s the first day back to home school! We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time. A.M. We started the day off with singing a few songs and reviewing “The Magic Spindle” from our Oak Meadow resource book. We practiced writing…

8 ideas to inspire summer reading

We love reading in our house, but sometimes the day-to-day busyness pushes this activity farther down on our priority list. I’m not worried so much about the “Summer Slide” as we’re continuing to learn throughout the summer, but sometimes reading can take a backseat. …

WA State Homeschool Conference

Last weekend, we headed to Green River College for the WHO conference (Washington Homeschool Organization). Each year, over the course of two days, current and prospective homeschooling families trek to the conference to learn about different curriculum providers, education resources and informative workshops. It…

The Artist’s Way for Parents

I don’t remember exactly how I came across The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron. It just sort of fell into my lap, so-to-speak. I put in on my “for later” digital bookshelf and decided one day to put in on my holds…

Required subjects for homeschooling in Washington state

Last month, I took a  Parent Qualifying Course through WHO (Washington Homeschool Organization). Through WA state homeschool laws, I was already qualified (reference the website for more info). But I wanted a better understanding of how to go about homeschooling in the state of…

Easter Crafts

Here are two easy crafts we did this year to mark the Easter holiday. Recycled cardboard Easter banner: I cut egg shapes out of a cardboard box destined for the recycling bin, wrote the letters    “H-A-P-P-Y-E-A-S-T-E-R” plus patterns for Easter eggs on the…