Directed Drawing Unit

For Christmas we made directed drawing calendars for both grandmas and one for dad. This made an excellent drawing unit to enrich our homeschool experience this fall. We printed this free calendar on cardstock. The girls took turns picking what to draw. Since we needed 3 of each drawing to make 3 calendars, I drew […]

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Merry Christmas!

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” (John 8:12)  Jesus Christ is the light of this world! In the scriptures we find examples of the effects of the Savior’s light. One example is found in Alma. Ammon,

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A Peek into our Daily Reading

Five parts of our homeschool reading curriculum include: 1- Reading chapter books aloud as a family is amazing! The majority of the time we read a chapter at bedtime. When we are excited to learn what happens next in the book we tend to read more during the day. I keep a running list of

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A Year of Books to Read Aloud

One magical thing I love about parenthood is reading books to my children! I love sharing stories with them! By reading one chapter a night we completed 18 books over the course of a year (Aug 2020 – Aug 2021). Reading is a beautiful thing! Reading together is powerful! Reading increases creativity and provides an

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Math Manipulatives

About a month ago, there was a moment in our school day when frustrations began to rise. By the time we opened the math book, it was evident my first grader was no longer in a positive mental frame for learning. She refused to take a recess and play outside. In that moment I decided,

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The Joys of Creation

Composing music is a form of art, an expression of the soul. While writing Praises to His Name I faced a great deal of uncertainty, this caused me to ask many people to play and listen to the song. Many suggestions were given and some ideas were used to improve the song. Hundreds of changes

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Composition Progress October 2021

At the end of July, I took a 2.5 month sabbatical from all composition work. It was an unintentional break. Not completely understanding why I took a break, I simply acknowledge a break was needed.  Since then, the school year has begun. It is our second year of homeschooling. Now that a good daily schedule

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