Trivium Tuesdays #160

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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 I've been running across the idea of common place books a lot in the last couple of months and adore … [Read more...]

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men

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My plans last summer were beautiful. This was to be the last year my oldest son was a part of my classical homeschool, after all it's his senior year. It's also my youngest child's first year homeschooling. He's four. I dreamt of mummifying a chicken with all my children. Guess what! Plans change. Instead it became obvious by October that my homeschool was no longer meeting my oldest son's needs. What can I say. Tapestry of Grace at the … [Read more...]

13 Weeks to Your Dream Classical Homeschool

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Have you ever found yourself adrift from where you thought your homeschool should be, because life got in the way? Perhaps you ended up pregnant on bed rest, then you had a toddler bent on tearing the house apart roaming free. Sometimes moving does it. You move across the country and never quite pulled the homeschool back to the rigorous level you had. Job changes and illness also throw wrenches into the gears of our dream … [Read more...]

Top 10 Elementary Science Tips

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Elementary science is a blast to study. Kids are eager to learn. Experiments and concepts are simpler. There's a wealth of marvelous books and information. But there's also a tendency to skip science in the elementary years. We get bogged down teaching reading, writing, and math. Science simply gets put off until tomorrow... which never arrives. So here are my best 10 tips to get science done today. 10 Elementary Science Tips 1. Nature … [Read more...]

12 Classical Education Books to Read

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Summer is coming quickly, and it's the perfect time for homeschool moms to catch up on reading. I've read most of these classical education books, but not all of them. Some are on my reading list. Speaking of which, I'm seriously thinking about starting a monthly classical education books club. Each month I'll choose a book to read and write about it. At the end of the month I'll write about my impressions of the book, and you can tell me what … [Read more...]

Trivium Tuesdays #159

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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 For those of you who use Classical Conversations, Sola Gratia Mom is offering an enrichment teaching … [Read more...]