Five Reasons I Love Peace Hill Press! | Learning Mama
If you’ve seen my curriculum choices, you will have noticed I use a lot of Peace Hill Press’ products! We are currently using Ordinary Parent’s Guide to Teaching Reading, First Language Lessons, Story of the World, and Writing With Ease.  Here’s what I love about their programs:   Classical Peace Hill Press is led by the authors (Jessie Wise …
Celebrate Canada with Free Lapbook!
Canada Day is one of our family’s favourite holidays! We usually celebrate by dressing the part and taking in our local festivities. We attend our community’s pancake breakfast, parade, and fireworks.This year we are having some extra fun by adding some Canada themed activities to our studies as well! Here are some ideas to incorporate some …
thoughts on self education. Feeding your own mind while educating your children
One of my great goals and aims in educating my children is that they develop self discipline and become life long lovers of learning. That’s what we all want, isn’t it? We want to see our children grow in knowledge and develop a passion for some subject or other. But what do we know above …
First Language Lessons - memory lists (state of being & helping verbs, prepositions) FREE PRINTABLE to accompany FLL by Peace Hill Press
Poetry memorization hasn’t been much of a problem for us, and we have really enjoyed working through the selections in Levels 1 & 2 of First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind. Less enjoyable, but still easily accomplished were the parts of speech definitions. We have, however, been hitting quite a roadblock with the …
Our Relaxed Classical Curriculum - here's what we have been using, and what is up next for my up and coming third grader and kindergartener!
It’s that time of year again when many homeschoolers are wrapping up their year. Finishing some subjects early (way to go you homeschooling superstars!) and trying to plough through where you may have fallen behind. It’s a great time for evaluating the year; what worked and what didn’t.  Many are attending homeschool conferences, vender halls,  and …
springnature
Spring has officially arrived and we have been spending a lot of time outdoors. We’ve been playing in our backyard, eating on the lawn, and planting our gardens. We’ve also made a few visits to our local conservation area which has 6 kms of trails to explore wetlands, woods and wildlife. On our first visit …
Nature Journaling and The Handbook of Nature Study
I made a delightful discovery a week or so ago while riffling through some boxes in the basement – a tote bag stocked with three pretty notebooks and several pencils. These notebooks were our nature journals from two years ago! I have some sweet memories of walking along trails with  my girls, examining wildflowers and pinecones, sketching, …
FUNdamental
Our relaxed, year round schedule of home education lends itself well to ensuring that there is much fun being had at our house!  That’s one of the reasons I favour year round schooling – it allows us to have a lighter load and also to “drop everything” whenever there is something else we’d like to …
Parts of Speech Printable
Are you looking for a visual aide to use with your grammar memory work? I’ve created these lovely prints to co-ordinate with our grammar curriculum, First Language Lessons, that are both practical and lovely. No reason to have hand copied or simple typed cue cards!     Simply right click on the images and save the …
Preschool fun - FREE printable letter tile match up activity - www.learningmama.com
Little Sister has grown by leaps and bounds in the last 6 months. She’s growing like a weed and wearing Big Sister’s hand-me-downs from LAST YEAR even though she is three full years younger. And she’s having a blast riding on her “big girl bike” that she refused to even try last summer. She has …
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