PRESCHOOL

preschool at home | an introduction to color theory

With our move last month, two important wedding weekends, and the arm-length list of TO DOs in our new place, our homeschool routine has been shuffled and eclectic. I'll tell you more about that soon, but today I'm sharing another one of our…
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handmade with love

I'm not sure why, but Valentine's Day often sneaks up on me. Mark and I usually plan something small for ourselves, but I often forget about the exchange of sentimental goods kids share, too. I used to love it as a child. We'd decorate boxes…

preschool at home | weather

When I first began homeschooling, all of my children were young pre-readers, but of course, if I began working with one child, the others often insisted they have "work" to do as well. This perhaps was the hardest transition for me since…

preschool at home | handwriting

Whew! I know it's been pretty quiet in this space as of late. As I've mentioned before, this transition has been harder than we all anticipated. During the last two months, we've really focused on forming and finding the new rhythms for…

handwriting without tears

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 In every case, the remedy is to take action. Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. - Miguel de Cervantes When…

preschool at home | intro to letters

If you're new to homeschooling or trying to figure out where to start with your 3-5 year old (beyond play), two of my very favorite curriculums are Handwriting Without Tears (handwriting and literacy) and All About Reading (reading, phonetic/phonemic…

OUR HOMESCHOOL IN PICTURES

It is raining this evening. Our windows are open allowing the delicate chimes and water and air to sing to us. April has come: a welcomed relief from our own March madness. Arriving with birthday dust and ending with hikes into greening woods…
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a strawberry farm

Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. ― Mary Oliver, Evidence: Poems Last week the days grew so warm that on one afternoon the kids even ran through the sprinkler in the backyard.…