Month: September 2016

Seasonal Learning - 10 Fun Autumn Leaf Crafts | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsThe leaves are falling, and around here, it’s our favorite part of the homeschool year!

We finally have found our rhythm for the year. We’ve found a balance between school work, structure classes, time to explore, and down time. The weather is getting cooler, but there are still plenty of nice days. Plus, there are lots of gorgeous leaves to be found! Can we say “free art supplies”!?!? Leaves make for gorgeous art projects that are fun and easy for kids to do. Check out the list of 10 fun autumn leaf crafts we’re looking at trying next week. And don’t forget your seasonal poetry and music while you’re at it! (more…)

Autumn Scavenger Hunt - Free Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

. Scavenger hunts are another great way to get kids outdoors. As kids find the things they’re looking for, they can photograph them, sketch them in their nature journals, or even save the treasures for a nature table at home. The options are limited only by your imagination. I am trying to design a scavenger […]

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Brazil Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Brazil Geography Unit As I mentioned in a past posts, we are using Little Passports (affiliate link) for our geography “spine”. The first country kit that comes with the Little Passports subscription is for Brazil. We did a lot of activities for Brazil and I created a printable Brazil mapping worksheet. This worksheet includes all […]

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Seasonal Activities for Michaelmas | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Michaelmas is coming up next week, on the 29th. It is a not a holiday that we have traditionally celebrated, but since we are Waldorf influenced homeschoolers, we at least make Dragon Bread, sing a Michaelmas song, and read a story. Song – Music Through the Grades: Michael Song, page 29 Poem – The Waldorf […]

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11th Grade Homeschoolers - Time to Register for the PSAT! | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The PSAT is only offered once per year! So parents of all highschool juniors it is time to register your 11th grade homeschooler for the PSAT if you plan for her to take it. Each school will administer the test either on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 or Saturday, October 15, 2016. Unfortunately, the PSAT is […]

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