Drawing With (My) Children Lesson 3: Drawing From a Still Life. So fun and challenging for both mother and child! - www.learningmama.com
  My oldest daughter has been drawing quite passionately since our last lesson – she will sit at the table for an hour or more at a time with her sketch book and work away on her pictures. One day last week I invited her to join me with our books and a pile of …
Learning With (My) Children Lesson 2: Lions! Our experience using the Monart method in our homeschool - www.learningmama.com
With much excitement and anticipation, we moved on to Lesson 2 in Drawing With Children! Since our first lesson, Big Sister has been very interested in drawing. She worked her way through Ed’ Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals while waiting for her next lesson. It’s so much fun to watch children learn as their interest is piqued! …
Drawing with (My) Children: Lesson 1 - www.learningmama.com
So far, we have been having a lot of fun with Drawing with Children!  I bought a sketch pad for each of us to use for our drawing lessons to increase the “specialness” factor with the kids. I’m also hoping that when we are done they will be pleased to have all their drawings kept nicely in a …
Drawing With (My) Children: Our Homeschool Experience Using the Monart Method
A recent addition to our homeschooling activities has been the introduction of “art class”. For our first few sessions I did some searching online for tutorials and ideas and came up with some simple yet enjoyable projects. The first was crayon etchings, and the second was watercolour pencil drawings.  Then I had the realization that …
A Few Things that Have Made this a GREAT Winter! Homeschooling with www.learningmama.com
I’ve seen a lot online about February Blahs and Homeschooling Burnout, but I have to say, that February was a great month for us!  Like most of us, I did grow tired of the snow, cold and short days; but the homeschooling itself has been the smoothest it has ever been! Now this may be in part …
Three Simple Keys: Practical Habits for Maintaining Sanity While Homeschooling - www.learningmama.com
I won’t pretend that I’m an experienced homeschool mom who has “been there, done that”. There are some wonderful ladies who have decades of home education under their belts, and I sit in awe of their sage advice and experience. I’m mama to only three blessings, only girls,  and have only been in this parenting …
How we have been using Our 24 Family Ways in our homeschool. Excellent devotional for building godly character in your kids! www.learningmama.com
  Almost 2 years ago when I was wondering how to add some Bible and devotional content to our homeschooling days, I borrowed this lovely book from a friend. First off, I am a big fan of borrowing books/curriculum before making any purchases whenever possible! And it’s great to borrow from a friend who can …
A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler -learningmama.com
Here’s a “normal” day in the life of this homeschooling mama of three girls aged 9 months-7years. I’ve been calling my  homeschooling style “Classically Eclectic Slacker” or something like that.   It’s 6:40 am and Baby Girl wakes up. She was up at 2:00 am and 4:30 am, but now she is up for the …
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A recent addition to our math lessons (pun intended!) is Fun Friday.  On Fridays we will take a break from our usual lessons and do some of the more fun type of math activities. Today my oldest did an addition colour by number page while her little sister matched the Math U See blocks to …
Ditching What Isn't Working and Finding What Does - our experience begging AAS www.learningmama.com
When we began our first grade spelling lessons last year, it took me a little while to figure out that what we were doing wasn’t working for my daughter. Did she protest when I brought out her spelling book? No. Did she drag her heels and take forever to complete her work? No. Was she enjoying her …
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