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My goal was to write one of these “Our Work” posts each month. Whoops! Here’s our wrap up post for the end of the year. I gave no new lessons this week. The girls had a two-week work plan listing all the projects that needed completing before school “finished” forContinue Reading

Our Ancient Egypt Unit Study went so well, now that we’ve moved on a little bit, we were excited to dive into an Ancient Greece Unit Study! Between unit studies we’ve carried on with listening to History Quest Early Times (HQET) chapters, and I’ve been supplementing with Story of theContinue Reading

Sandpaper letters are essential Montessori material for the Primary student. The letters give visual and tactile input – auditory too when combined with a teacher or student sounding out the letter. Today I’m going to show you how to make really fun, better than the original, glitter letters using aContinue Reading

We’ve had a good few weeks since the New Year. Not every day is perfect of course, and not every piece of work hits home, but we’ve had quite a few threads of work that the girls have been enthusiastic about. Our new work plans are still working well. I’mContinue Reading

I used free printable Pink, Blue, and Green reading series materials from The Helpful Garden with both my girls when they were learning to read. Her blog posts are SO helpful and walk you through all the different steps and why they are important. That being said, I printed whatContinue Reading

This week I tried something new. I tried to be more relaxed about when and where we did our work. It’s not easy! I like a plan, a checklist, and I like to just get on with things. But I want our homeschool to be relaxed, where the girls haveContinue Reading

We were playing scrabble today and I thought I’d quickly share our little hack. Funball has been playing for a while now, but at 8 years old, it’s still a challenge to keep up with an adult game. Daisy (5) is just learning to build words and having to playContinue Reading

This week we dived into pyramids and mummies! We’d already covered a lot of information about mummies though our mythology reading – it’s hard to talk about Ancient Egypt without talking about mummies! Our read aloud at the beginning of the week focused on pyramids, but we talked a lotContinue Reading

Week 4 was all about language and math! We went all in this week. Aside from a fraction multiplication lesson to continue on a theme, all Funball’s work was Ancient Egypt related. Due to her age, not all of Daisy’s work follows the theme quite as much but I thinkContinue Reading

When I began introducing history, after teaching the Third Great Lesson, we began using Pandia Press’ product, History Quest Early Times (HQET). We got started and found it ok – fun to take along to the park and listen to, but not very engaging activity-wise. This post contains affiliate links,Continue Reading