When my daughter was young, she was all about exploring, making things with tons of tape and cardboard, asking lots of questions, wondering “why’s” and always eager to learn new things. So when we were looking for a elementary curriculum, we wanted something that would nurture this spirit of exploration with lots of hands on projects – yet would still cover all the bases. We
Do you have a budding artist in your home? A child who loves to draw and create pictures? How about a homeschooler looking for an easy way to implement art in your home? If you answered yes to any of these questions then the You Are an Artist Clubhouse Membership is for you! I am not an artist, in fact, I don’t even really like
This spring the National Gallery of Canada is hosting an exhibition about the Impressionists; we bought a membership for this exciting event. To prepare, I borrowed Monet and the Impressionists for Kids by Carol Sabbeth from the library. Since I love art myself and can’t help sharing it, our kids know about the Impressionists, especially Monet. In the past we used to do Ambleside Online’s
I’ve never considered myself to be an art lover. In fact, before I started homeschooling, it’s not something I thought about very much at all. Sure, the names of a few famous artists may have sounded a bit familiar to me, but I’m not sure I could identify very many of their famous works or match artist to masterpiece. Lucky for me (and my children!)
When I began researching homeschooling options way back when, I ran across Ambleside Online and was immediately intrigued. For various reasons, I ended up selecting another curriculum to begin with; however, Christmas found me lingering on the Ambleside Online website. By the New Year, we jumped into Year 1 and haven’t looked back since. Ambleside Online (AO) is a K (Year 0) through 12
It is almost spring! I hope you can feel your homeschool coming back to life with a refreshed energy to finish the year well. The authors here at The Curriculum Choice are feeling that renewed energy and have set out to encourage you with wonderful ideas for your spring homeschool. From spring holiday celebrations and nature study to meaningful art and literature themes, we hope
We are sharing a few of our favorite things! Homeschool favorites for you – on sale! You will want to browse this list for ideas for December and the new homeschool semester. Dates and details are listed below… At Our Journey Westward, you can find creative curriculum like the NaturExplorers series, and how-to teaching guides like Charlotte Mason Homeschooling in 18 Easy Lessons and Loving Living
I love going to the beach in the summer time. It’s one of our favorite family vacations. Of course we love camping in the mountains and hiking to beautiful peaks, but, as for me, I am an ocean girl and I love the sun and the beach. What better way to combine some relaxing summer time beach goodness, than with an art activity to boot.