Art Fridays: Homeschool Art Lessons

I was pleasantly surprised that they got into my lesson about still life. If I had more time, I would write a post after each art session, but instead I'm trying to catch up this homeschool year on my blog. (This is why I've been posting more lately, or actually, why I scheduled a bunch of … Continue reading Art Fridays: Homeschool Art Lessons

Project-based Homeschooling: Pottery Class Update

I've written extensively about my eight-year-old's interest in working with clay and his pottery classes. I thought I would update you with some of his latest work from his pottery class this past fall. It was an eight-week class that was extended for an additional three weeks. He had a different instructor this time, which … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Pottery Class Update

Thanksgiving Wreath

This is a Thanksgiving wreath that my son made last year....  We're having a cozy Thanksgiving at home this year, and the only true activity we are doing besides cooking, eating, and reading our Thanksgiving books is make this autumn wreath out of cotton, natural items from our yard and natural items that my son's cousin … Continue reading Thanksgiving Wreath

How to Make a Terrarium

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on March 27, 2013. If you’re eager to plant some greenery, but you’re still waiting for the threat of frost to pass, you might enjoy making a terrarium for inside the house. My plant-loving six-year-old found instructions in First Nature Activity Book by DK Publishing, and … Continue reading How to Make a Terrarium

The Junior Ranger Program

Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.  Ever since I learned about the Junior Ranger Program, I’ve been looking forward to when my son could participate.  Any child age 6-12 can participate, and it’s a great way to get outdoors, explore nature and learn about Georgia’s history.  It’s also a … Continue reading The Junior Ranger Program

Happy Thanksgiving

{Thanksgiving Wreath} Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!   We're having a cozy Thanksgiving at home this year, and the only true activity we did besides cooking, eating, and reading our Thanksgiving books was make this autumn wreath out of cotton, natural items from our yard and natural items that my son's cousin sent him … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving