Review Crew and Updates

Posted by LilBearsMama on November 25, 2015 in General |
Happy Thanksgiving! You know how I was part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew for 2015? Guess what? I've been invited back for 2016! I'm really looking forward to it. When I asked to rejoin, I was a little afraid I might be too secular for the Crew. But I was assured that I wasn't and that they like having all the differing viewpoints! That makes me quite happy. So, this was just a quick note to say that you can expect more awesome reviews in the future. I also have a review coming Read more [...]


First Grade – Week 4

Posted by LilBearsMama on November 22, 2015 in Charlotte Mason, Curriculum, First Grade, History, Math, Science |
weekly template 4Week four has been a lot of fun. We read and narrated from 50 Famous Stories Retold, Child's History of the World, and the Burgess Bird Book. We covered our basics and added back in Learning through Sounds. While I love our Reading Kingdom, he's ready for more phonics and so far, he's doing very well. I also discovered something - the real reason Boobear loves black and white pages. It's so he can doodle all over them or color in the pictures. Soon as he's done with his handwriting - he's coloring Read more [...]


Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

Posted by LilBearsMama on November 18, 2015 in General, Parenting, Wordless Wednesday |



First Grade – Week 3

Posted by LilBearsMama on November 13, 2015 in Charlotte Mason, Curriculum, First Grade, History, Nature Study, Science |
week 3Okay, I'll admit it - we're behind. While the basics are getting done every day, the extras aren't always. This is why having a loop schedule makes me very happy (and not dating the planner! Argh, no dates!) You can thank a new job, Papa Bear changing jobs, putting out a book, and my depression disorder for it. Sorry. Real life sometimes likes to bite us in the butt. But here we go! Week Three! This week, we did a good deal of nature study - mainly with the ants we spotted outside moving Read more [...]


How Nature Walks Help Communication

Posted by LilBearsMama on November 9, 2015 in Nature Study, Parenting |
natwalkcommunicationI've mentioned several times about doing nature study with Boobear. I've talked about where to do it, when, and so on. But I've never talked about the benefits. Sure, everyone gets outside. That's a benefit - away from the screens and into the fresh air. And yes, everyone gets to see nature - even if it's just a pigeon - and gets to hopefully see something new and interesting to learn more about. But those aren't the only benefits of taking a nature walk with your children. One thing I have Read more [...]

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