Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Category Archives: Handwork
Several years ago someone gave me several dozen semi-rigid plastic circles. I’ve hung onto them through moves and downsizing because they were odd and seemed like I could surely do something with them! Today I am happy to say I’ve … Continue reading
In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” ….. I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading
One of the things that I have learned over time is that limits improve children’s interactions with the materials around them. Over the past several months I’ve been trying to include limits as natural guides in our learning spaces. One … Continue reading
With Christmas quickly approaching the children are trying to make gifts for one another and their friends. Of course they aren’t very good yet at matching their abilities to their imaginations and desires to make things so most of … Continue reading
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been working at reducing the number and variety of things available to the big children (7 and 6) in non-school hours and the little boys (4 and 2) during school hours. Part of … Continue reading
Busy, but good. Next week will be crazier as the big three start a Gym and Swim class at the YMCA and Bull starts dance on Monday with Mouse having … Continue reading
The toy carrots were so popular that I thought we’d continue with a food theme as Bull learns the letters of the alphabet. Since we’re learning the vowels before the consonants the next fruit to make was obviously an apple! … Continue reading
This was a relatively easy project aside from my hand getting sore from the hole punch! Materials: one sheet of orange felt green or orange yarn (I used green so our carrots could have tops.) scissors hole punch large … Continue reading
One of the challenges of homeschooling is finding ways to help everyone learn that don’t involve everyone having separate lessons. Of course some things do need to be separate because different children have different needs and are at different levels, … Continue reading