Monday, September 29, 2014

How to Get Your Child to Quit Sports


35 million children play organized sports every year. 70% of these kids will quit playing by age 13, never playing again. I have some tips if you want to help your child be part of that 70%.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: Homeschooling While Living with Bipolar Disorder


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight! Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week is Charity from Giggles and Grimaces. She's sharing how she homeschools while living with Bipolar Disorder.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: 7 Questions Concerning Curriculum


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week we have Joyice from Raising Boys Homeschool. She's sharing 7 Questions Concerning Curriculum.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Yarn Art

After studying the United States, our geography study traveled to Mexico. Our first project was to do Yarn Art.

The Huichol Indians from the Pacific coast of Mexico use yarn and wax to create colorful drawings that, when completed, look like paintings. They use these as a form of recording and telling stories and myths. The Huichol use animals as central themes in their designs. They press the yarn into wax on a board to create these drawings, and then they fill in the spaces with yarn creating a bright, thick design.

We didn't use wax for ours; I thought glue would be less dangerous for my small people. LOL

The girls drew simple pictures on card stock with pencil. Then they squeezed glue on the lines of the drawings.


They then cut strands of yarn and placed them on the glue lines. It was like drawing with yarn.



After doing the outline with yarn, they filled in their picture with more yarn. They were supposed to put the strands as close together as possible, but they had their own ideas.



Here are their final products:





Thursday, September 11, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: Tristan from Our Busy Homeschool


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week we have Tristan from Our Busy Homeschool. She's sharing how she homeschools her 8 (yes, EIGHT!) children.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: Not Back to School Tradition


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week we have Misty from Finding Joy in the Journey. She's sharing her favorite NOT back to school tradition.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Navajo Sand Painting

The first stop the girls and I are making on our geography study is the United States. Our first project for this study was to do Navajo Sand Paintings.

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