How to Make a Big History Timeline for Your Wall

We have a hallway upstairs that is rather drab with nothing on the wall, so for quite some time, I was eyeing that hallway with the keen observance that only a homeschool mom can have. Pretty artwork? I couldn’t afford that even if I wanted it. No, it was the perfect spot for a history … Continue reading How to Make a Big History Timeline for Your Wall

Project-based Homeschooling: Birds & Feathers

My six-year-old loves these toy birds, especially the little brown one on top, which he named "Feathers." Both of my boys are fascinated by birds, feathers, and they love looking at the iBird app on our iPad. So in a way, this project is for both of them. But, really, it's my six-year-old's project. (Note: … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Birds & Feathers

Our Homeschool End of Year Review and Celebration

Our 2014-2015 "school" year ended in July. Though I haven’t quite caught up my blog with this past year’s activities (I will be doing that soon), we did finish our 2014-2015 year in July, and since the new school year is starting for so many homeschoolers, traditionally schooled kids, and us, I thought I’d mark the … Continue reading Our Homeschool End of Year Review and Celebration

Greenville County Museum of Art

On one spontaneous morning, we decided to drive to Greenville, South Carolina and visit their Children's Museum. We didn't know much about Greenville at the time or how much we'd love it. (We're definitely going back!) Right next to the Children's Museum was the county's art museum, and it was open one hour later than … Continue reading Greenville County Museum of Art

Project-based Homeschooling: My five-year-old’s Grocery Store

INK Museum's pretend grocery store Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to take my five-year-old to the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, or INK Museum, in Gainesville a few times. It was fun going there with him without his brother (who was attending a class next door). We also had the opportunity to meet a friend … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: My five-year-old’s Grocery Store

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: Sketching at the Botanical Garden

When my eight-year-old went to pottery class, I drove my five-year-old ten minutes down the road from the studio to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, which is probably my favorite place on this earth (and I've been a lot of places). I used to go there 2-3 times a week when I first moved … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Sketching at the Botanical Garden

Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum (with Pre-K too!)

I love new school years! It's an accomplishment to close out the previous year and plan a new one, and in the beginning of the year, everything feels so tidy and structured. I like structure, but I try to remain flexible about our schedule as the year goes on. It’s inevitable that new priorities will pop … Continue reading Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum (with Pre-K too!)