Studying history is always better when it involves Christmas trees, ornaments and chocolate chip cookies. So, we decided to virtually homeschool through the holidays at the White House… with chocolate! Pin it I am always on the lookout for engaging ways to teach history. I love history. It’s probably genetic since my father was a history teacher for over 30… View Post
Homeschooling through the holidays with music is not only easy, but it gives me the excuse to dance around the kitchen belting out Christmas carols. Not only can my children do nothing but stare at me in embarrassment, but we get to count it as school! Pin it My kids made me start listening to the “Holly Channel” on the… View Post
There are so many awesome Christmas projects on Pinterest, and I want to Do Them All. Well, at least those that don’t require me to find materials from odd little art stores. I live in the country and buy mostly from Amazon. Anyway…. I can get stuck for hours on Pinterest looking up every really cool Christmas project that we… View Post
For the last couple of years, we have spent most of our December studying how other cultures celebrate the holidays. We have learned dances from the Mexican celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the very clean traditions of Japanese Omosako. We’ve even gone back into history and studied how the Allied and Axis forces celebrated Christmas Eve in the… View Post
These small spice cookies, Pryaniki, are similar to gingerbread and are perfect for a Russian Poetry Teatime. They are easy for the kids to make.
A warm fire, a good book and a big mug of hot chocolate are the ingredients for a perfect day, especially when it’s Mexican Hot Chocolate. Pin it Recently, we finished the touching novel, Esperanza Rising. It’s a story about a young Mexican girl who must leave her life of wealth and privilege to come to America. Though it is… View Post
Every August we start out our new homeschool year with a different unit study in ancient history. I love history. The kids love history. It’s a win-win here. We’ve studied Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. This year we decided to explore the period between the ancient civilizations and the Renaissance. Since our together time is in the mornings,… View Post
Education should be more than filling out a workbook or completing a page of addition facts. It should be more than reading a textbook or watching a tutorial. Though each of these has their place in education, they should not be the cornerstones of education.Education should be a living, breathing, tangible thing. It should be filled with enchanting experiences like… View Post