Homeschooling

Seasonally Inspired Learning - Celebrating Martinmas With Children | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Martinmas Halloween is over and Martinmas is next Friday, November 11. Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snow storm so that the beggar would not freeze to death. “That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak. Martin heard Jesus say […]

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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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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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