Homeschooling

We’re homeschoolers, but that doesn’t mean we only learn at home. We love sharing our lesson plans, printables, book lists, and more.

We use gnomes to represent each month and season of the year to help Sola better understand the flow of the year, even though she is too young to be learning the names of the months.  As with all of the seasonal gnomes I have made, I used a wood burning tool to burn a […]

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As we’ve been trying to do things more “au natural” around here, I thought that we’d try making naturally dyed Easter eggs this year. I read several posts about it and kind of winged things in regards to making my dyes. I filled large mason jars about 3/4 full with my dyes, added a tablespoon […]

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Last week, Dora and I decided that we would decorate some beeswax eggs that I purchased last year. We used the Stockmar decorating wax. I tried doing more research about this wax since we last used it, to see if there is a better way to work with it and the best that I can […]

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Up until last week, I had been cleaning our block crayons by rubbing them on blank newsprint. Based on people’s comments, I decided to give a few other things a try. I tried rubbing the crayons clean with oil, glycerin, and liquid dish soap (I use a fairly natural brand of soap, J.R. Watkins Lemon […]

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The Choroi pentatonic flute is a wonderful first instrument for children. Not only does it produce a beautiful and clear sound, the fingering on the Choroi pentatonic flute is simple enough for a first grader to play. The best resource that I have found for teaching yourself to play the pentatonic flute is the  Waldorf Teachers’ […]

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