Homeschool

This school year took off and we seemed to be SO busy all the time! Blogging about our Ancient Rome unit study completely breezed by, but I will get our Norse information written down! Our unit studies always, always start with mythology read-alouds. I did sneak in a quick, veryContinue Reading

We started our Norse History Unit Study with mythology. Once we were well into reading the D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths, we got started on a long term project. We’ve had a huge 4′ X 3′ piece of super thick corrugated cardboard sitting around for months waiting just for this.Continue Reading

A couple of weeks ago I gave Daisy the first two angle nomenclature lessons. These lessons use the geometric stick box. The first defines complete and straight angles, while the second defines acute, right, and obtuse angles. After the second lesson she recorded all the definitions in her math book.Continue Reading

When we dive into a history topic we pull in SO many books. We always, always start with the mythology. I love that we’re still in periods of history with a lot of mythology and I’m not quite sure what we’ll do when that stops, It is by far ourContinue Reading

We are about to embark upon a dive into the Ancient Norse. We always start with the mythology and go from there, so, of course, that means we need a set of Guess Who cards to go along with our stories. My kids already have some familiarity with this mythologyContinue Reading

I only learnt about The Tiling Game a few months ago. It’s mentioned over just a couple of pages in my Montessori R&D Geometry II manual, and the only place I can find to purchase it is through Albanesi – for over $300, not including the storage box! Well, youContinue Reading

It took us a while to settle back into school this year. We worked through a fair part of the summer, I did a ton of planning…and then I was all burnt out! We’ve settled in, made some adjustments, and have been working well for a while now. So –Continue Reading

Today my oldest finished a huge project! For the past year or so, she’s been making the Montessori Fraction Charts. The Fraction Charts are a bit like a fraction dictionary. The charts show fraction circles 1-10, fraction equivalence, fraction addition and subtraction with like and unlike denominators, multiplication of aContinue Reading

Today my little and I laid out the 100 chain. We used the flags to mark each 10. Then we pulled out some of the other flag boxes for other chains, and laid them out on our 100 chain. All of a sudden the 100 chain is now a numberContinue Reading

As a homeschooler, $350 for a few plates that demonstrate the Pythagorean Theorem is not realistic for our family. FunGirl will most likely see the material once, internalize it, and never want to look at it again. Daisy is more likely to come back to the puzzle a few times,Continue Reading