Week 6: Envision Your Dream Classical Homeschool

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We're almost half-way through building our dream classical homeschool. I don't know about you, but our school day is getting full. We're free reading for an hour and doing math everyday. Each day includes writing, morning time, and Latin. It's hard to believe we're only half-way through and still have subjects to add. Which is why we're not adding any subjects this week. We're giving ourselves time to adapt to our new routine. We're giving … [Read more...]

Twenty-One Awesome Dinosaur Books

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Is your preschool age son crazy about dinosaurs like my little boy? We've spent countless hours at the library and home sorting through the dinosaur books. Here are some of our favorites. Dinosaur Books 1. Too Many Dinosaurs by Mercer Mayer is a fun romp on what happens when you have a dinosaur horn to call dinosaurs. 2. Whatever Happened to the Dinosaurs? by Bernard Most is a book my son recently checked out of the library. 3. Oh My … [Read more...]

Simplified Organization: Declutter

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Module 2: Declutter of Simplified Organization calls into question how well we take care of ourselves. Soooo, just how well do you take care of yourself? We're reviewing Simplified Organization by Mystie Winkler, which she generously gave me! Module 2: Declutter Mystie muses on the importance of  caring for ourselves in her thoughtful podcast at the beginning of the module. We need to watch our eating habits, our sleeping habits, and our … [Read more...]

Trivium Tuesdays #165

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Welcome to Trivium Tuesdays at Living and Learning at Home and Classically Homeschooling! Trivium Tuesdays is a link-up to encourage and educate each other about classical education in the homeschool. Please only link-up posts which discuss classical homeschooling at any stage: grammar, dialectic, or rhetoric. Featured Post from Last Week Tonia at The Sunny Patch shares 3 Homeschooling Essentials You Can't Buy Online. She's right you … [Read more...]

Week 5: Add Latin or Greek

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Let's face it. Latin and Greek are vital to a classical homeschool. They teach vocabulary, grammar, and give an introduction to other cultures amid a wide range of other benefits. Teaching the Trivium recommends Greek over Latin. The Well-Trained Mind recommends Latin over Greek. The Latin Centered Approach recommends both. Add Latin, Greek, or Both Pick Latin or Greek to add to your homeschool. If you're ambitious, choose … [Read more...]

Everyday Scholé: Relaxed Yearly Planning

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Welcome to Everyday Scholé! Everyday Scholé is a monthly link-up Tonia at The Sunny Patch, Chelli at The Planted Trees, and I run on the last Thursday of the month. We discuss practical ways to bring scholé into your homeschool. Why? Because classical homeschooling doesn't need to be difficult, draining, or overwhelming. There are many tips and tricks to bring peace and an atmosphere of restful learning into the homeschool. This month for … [Read more...]