How to have a family history study of John F. Kennedy and the 1960s through books and movies
Dive into American history and deeper learning conversations with excellent picture books. Explore the lives of Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown to learn the impact they had on Slavery and Black Rights. Black history shouldn’t just be for a month, and this book list will help you make it an essential part of your family and classroom learning.
I’m a picture study rebel. A mom who wants to do art study but can’t follow through. Anyone else? When I discovered Charlotte Mason, I loved the inclusion of art study. I’ve always enjoyed art museums and frequently take the kids to them. I bought the big coffee table books of the masters, the Usborne … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Illustrator Study with Picture Books
During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)
Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Now, a quick disclaimer. Being on … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat
“What did you read about today at work, Dad?” This has become a frequent question asked over supper as we gather around the table with Daddy. Or during a card game after work. Or randomly throughout the day. At this time, Daddy shares with the kids and myself what he read that day in his … Continue reading Inviting the Kids into Our Adult Learning Lives
For an American family, we would be considered larger than average with our six: Mom, Dad, and four kids ranging in age from 12 down to 6. And, currently, we would not be considered normal. Backyard May 2014 Seven years ago, we were more normal. Maybe average is a better word than normal. Our oldest … Continue reading Once Upon a Time