Homeschool Days in Jamestown Virginia

We went to Virginia for Williamsburg homeschool days.  Of course we couldn’t miss Jamestown or Yorktown while we were there.  All three of these historic locations are within 10 to 30 minutes drive of one another. The Jamestown and Yorktown Foundation held their homeschool days during the same time frame as Colonial Williamsburg, making the […]

Homeschool Days at Colonial Williamsburg

We just returned from a wonderfully educational week at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.  This was one of the best field trips we’ve ever taken, and I hope you’ll consider going if it is ever within the realm of possibility.  It was well worth the 10+ hour drive, and added a great deal to our […]

Don’t Knock It ‘Till You’ve Tried It!

Last week my preschool-aged son stayed all night with his grandma.  She took him to one of their favorite places, Goodwill, and told him he could pick out a toy.  Faced with an array of Hot Wheels cars and Lincoln Logs, he was inexplicably drawn to one particular toy:  The Easy-Bake Oven. The box was […]

Eastern Europe feast

Cabbage rolls in tomato juice My husband and I lived in Eastern Europe for several years when we were newly married.  Although we weren’t huge fans of cabbage rolls at the time, I got a yen for them last week and decided we would have an Eastern European feast. I didn’t know that my hankering […]

Melting Snowman

When I saw this adorable Melted Snowman project on The Devine Home, I knew this would be perfect for our Georgia home.  My four year old and I had lots of fun making it! First, pour a couple cups of sugar onto a domed cake platter.  Then pick out 5 black and 1 orange button […]

Spelling with Clay

Kinesthetic spelling activities are helpful for my dyslexic son.  In this exercise, he formed each letter in the spelling word out of clay.  He likes using a different color for each letter.  He also formed a representation of the word’s meaning out of clay.  This is an important step for dyslexics, who think in pictures. […]

Medieval Castle Siege Game

Finished castle with “King Toucan” I got this idea from someone else’s blog, but unfortunately I can’t remember where I saw it!  We had lots of fun with this one. First, we printed out castle templates so that the kids could assemble their own castle.  I printed out the black and white ones, and the […]

Another way to narrate…

The Bath house of Mohenjo Daro Charlotte Mason teaches that a child should tell what he has learned after reading a book. This narration is meant to be done in his own words, rather than in the Classical style’s question and answer format. We use both methods in our homeschool. Sometimes it is hard to […]

File Folder Spelling

My nine year old dyslexic son has been making great strides in his spelling.  I like to use hands-on, kinesthetic methods as he works to learn his spelling words.  One of his favorite activities is File Folder Spelling. He is given a stack of different colored alphabets, a file folder, his spelling list and some […]

Educational Games Online

My children really enjoy it when I can find a great game online to supplement our history studies. Here are a few we like: We learned how to play Senet when we studied Ancient Egypt. This online version looks somewhat realistic, so you may want to check it out, especially if you are thinking of […]