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.

Handwork in Education Teaching children to knit and handwork, in general, is a subject that is pretty exclusive to Waldorf education. I have read lots of theories about the why’s and wherefore’s for teaching handwork and teaching it in the specific order that Waldorf schools do. Honestly, I’m not going to get into all of […]

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

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

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Seasonally Inspired Learning - 10 Day of the Dead Activities for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Though Halloween is on Monday, but we will be focusing on Day of the Dead for our seasonally-inspired learning for the week. Here is the list of poetry, music, and seasonal activities that we will be doing for Day of the Dead (reality check, just so I’m not adding pressure to anyone who feels that […]

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How has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning – 10 Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween is only 17 days away! Are you ready? We’re not! We had the stomach flu all week! Blech! This is the longest stomach flu we have ever had in the 25 years that I’ve been parenting, but I guess it is not that unusual for it to last up to 10 days. Then last […]

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