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First Day of School

Well, today’s the day. Our first day back to school. I guess I should say our first day back to a full workload. One of the benefits of homeschooling is that you can gradually ease your way back into a full schedule. We started adding schoolwork to our morning routine about two weeks ago. So, today shouldn’t be a total shock to the system {for the kids […]

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

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Yesterday, we returned from a relaxing few days in Greensboro, NC where we visited with family. During past visits we checked out many area attractions but had not visited Guilford Courthouse National Military Park yet. Since we’ve discovered the wonderful Junior Ranger program offered by the National Park Service we decided to go learn a little Revolutionary War history.

General Nathanael Greene

Clara studying the workbook to see what all we need to find.

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

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Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Are you on a tight budget? Why not check out one of our National Parks and complete the Junior Ranger program. It’s a fun family activity, a wonderful learning experience and best of all it’s FREE.

Yesterday, we went and explored the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, where Clara completed the Junior Ranger program and we all learned a lot about Ohio’s inhabitants from […]

Resurrection Rolls – Teach the Meaning of Easter

The empty tomb

Here’s a wonderful way to teach kids the meaning of Easter while having fun in the kitchen.

Ingredients

cresent rolls melted margerine large marshmallows cinnamon sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Unroll the cresent rolls and lay a triangle in front of each child. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wraped in.

3. Each child receives a marshmallow to represent Jesus.

4. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. The butter represents the […]

Resurrection Eggs – Teach the Meaning of Easter

Resurrection Eggs

Here’s a simple hands-on way to teach kids the meaning of Easter. You can purchase a set of Resurrection Eggs or make your own. We made our set several years back and the kids love opening the eggs and telling the story of Easter over and over again. Make sure you don’t miss out on other Easter projects and follow me on facebook.

Here’s how to make your own set of Resurrection Eggs.

Supplies

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Art Tuesday – An American in Paris

An American in Paris

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Yes, I know today is Wednesday and I haven’t posted a project for a couple of weeks, but we’ve had lots of stuff going on and our art project kept getting pushed to the side. The kids were thrilled when I announced that we would do one today :).

Today, we’ll study the painting on page 16 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. This is super exciting […]

Art Tuesday – Ocean Life

Ocean Life

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

I’m so sorry for not posting a project the last couple of weeks. We’ve had an unusual schedule for few weeks and Tuesdays just slipped by before I realized I was supposed to post a project. Thankfully, things have settled down a bit and we’re back on track.

Today, we’ll study the painting on page 19 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the […]

Art Tuesday – Winter

Winter Landscape

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Even though we’ve been enjoying very mild temperatures here in Ohio, it is still winter. Therefore, we will study the painting on page 12 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach today. Here are links to the pieces of art and music in case you weren’t able to purchase your book, yet.

Art

A Winter Landscape with Skaters and a Bird Trap

Music

The Four Seasons : […]

Art Tuesday – Bee & Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums and Bee

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

We’ve been enjoying beautiful weather over the past several days. Today, in anticipation of spring, we will study the painting on page 12 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the pieces of art and music in case you weren’t able to purchase your book, yet.

Art

Chrysanthemums

Music

The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

 

Discussion

Our piece of art […]

Art Tuesday – Kitties into Mischief

Clara with Cat

Welcome to Art Tuesday!

Today, we will study the painting on page 27 of the book Can You Hear It? by William Lach. Here are links to the piece of art and music in case you weren’t able to get ahold of a book, yet.

Art

My Little White Kitties into Mischief

Music

Comic Duet for Two Cats, attributed to Rossini

 

Discussion

Aren’t the kittens adorable? Here are some questions you might want […]