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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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 thing that I love about the “project table” in the corner of the living room is the ability it gives me to present art or craft projects and then see how the children interact with them! I’m trying … Continue reading
With the coming of cooler weather I recently moved the children’s play table into the living room from the back porch. Our living room runs across the whole front of the house and bringing the able in gave me … Continue reading
I recently added another young preschooler to our school days and have had the opportunity to become much more intentional with my work with Jack. I’ve been wanting to work more with him for a while and adding A (she’s … Continue reading
As the big children continue to mature in their learning I am trying to move them towards more independent learning and learning to work together to do a project or master a concept. As I set up the schoolroom upstairs … 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
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
Playdough is big around here! I have a super easy recipe and probably make it about once a month. We’ve used it for sensory play with spices and sprinkles, for mortar for engineering projects with blocks, and for all … Continue reading