Homeschool Art Lesson: Making a Color Wheel

So far I have had more fun doing the suggested activities from Amy Hood’s fantastic e-zine, Art Together. Her first issue discusses color. Who doesn’t love color? As I wrote in my main post about art, 1st Grade Art Explorations, I have wanted to introduce some artists and their techniques to my son. We do … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Making a Color Wheel

Homeschool Art Lesson: Tommasso Masaccio

Above: After he had his profile traced, my four-year-old painted it. I love it. This is the third art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going into great detail about the artist or details on how to do the activity because you can get those details … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Tommasso Masaccio

Homeschool Art Lesson: Fra Giovanni Angelico

This is the second art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going to go into great detail about the artist or details on how to do the activity because you can get those details from the book, but rather I want to show you what my … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Fra Giovanni Angelico

Homeschool Art Lesson: Giotto di Bondone

"Motorcycle" by the seven-year-old using egg tempura paint This is the first art lesson we did using the book Discovering Great Artists: Hands-On Art for Children.  I’m not going into great detail about the artist or how to do the activity because you can get that from the book, but rather I want to show you … Continue reading Homeschool Art Lesson: Giotto di Bondone

Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on October 9, 2013. Last year my son acquired a fascination with carnivorous plants. He had been interested in them for a while, but then one day we saw a little Venus flytrap at Home Depot, and right then his interest exploded. He wanted to learn about them and … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Carnivorous Plants

Our 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

SEE MY HOME PAGE FOR ADVICE DURING THE SCHOOL CLOSURES.   If this post helps you, be sure to check out: The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years.  It will help you forge that path between teaching and letting your child follow his/her own interests. It guides you on how to foster creativity and … Continue reading Our 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Graduating to Kindergarten or 1st Grade?

{Part 2 of Recording A Homeschool Student’s Progress: The Homeschool Portfolio} In my last post I listed all the ways that I kept track of my son’s homeschool this past year from June 2011 – May 2012.  In June 2011, I wrote a post stating that I had an official kindergartener, and indeed, we completed … Continue reading Graduating to Kindergarten or 1st Grade?