Colorado is now under stay-at-home orders, but we are thankful that this doesn’t include hikes (as long as we stay six feet from other hikers)! Other thankful notes… the kids’ schedule hasn’t been affected much by the epidemic much, other than their dad staying home every day (which they definitely do not see as a bad thing). The weather is getting warmer, so they’ve been out in the backyard every day the last week or so. And thanks to technology, I can keep in touch with friends through all of this and we’re attempting co-op via Skype today…..we’ll see how that goes. 🙂
On to the links….
Stray Gifts “As homeschool moms implementing the Charlotte Mason method, I wonder if we realize that the philosophy itself is a sort of gift. I think that there are many aspects that we either take for granted, or perhaps we are so busy trying to figure out how to implement it that we miss the beauty of it all.”
The 40 Greatest Family Games We’ve been slowly adding to our family game collection over the last few years as the kids have gotten old enough to participate. Lists like this make picking new games a whole lot easier!
14 Achievable Tasks to Help Declutter Your Home While Stuck Inside I’ve been on a purging/cleaning binge in the last few weeks, probably partially because of germs and partially because we took our spring break and I had a little extra time on my hands. These are great tips!
And after you’ve decluttered….
Show Your Kids How to Clean + free printable chore chart I love printable chore charts. It’s actually kind of a strange obsession. Chore charts are how we work on habit training in our home in certain areas (we don’t pay for chores) and they have worked wonders! I like how she breaks chore ideas down by age here.
Pandemic “God is the author of our story, and we know that the end is good.”
From the blog…
Charlotte Mason Picture Study Video: Vincent van Gogh’s “The Bedroom” I put together a little video with a guided picture study covering Vincent van Gogh’s “The Bedroom.” Feel free to use it with your kids or on your own!
(2018) Charlotte Mason Homeschool First Grade Term 3 Plans (and Term 2 recap) These were the plans I made for the last term of our first year using AmblesideOnline. I’m excited to do it again this fall with C!
(2013) A Day in my Life…(20 March 2013). Oh how different life was with just one child under the age of 3!