When I went to the @ahomeoflearning retreat in July, I had an interesting sequence of events that led to a distinct impression from the Spirit to teach my kids to meditate - to take just a minute or two to be still. I also had a very strong impression that it would make a tremendous difference for a specific child, who had some behaviors that I was worried about, but unsure how to lead him to a place of peace. ••••• So, finally, about a month ago we started taking those moments right before they went to sleep each night. I lay next to them after talking about their days, after singing their songs, and I speak truth to them - things that I know about them that in the busyness of life I don’t always take the time or remember to say. Things about who they are, what their strengths are, and the goodness I see in them. And you know what? The Spirit is always right. I have seen an astonishing decrease in negative behaviors (there are still age-appropriate ones that we’re working with, but the ones we were concerned about have almost disappeared). I have seen my words sink into their hearts, and help them remember that they are valued and cherished. And no matter what, whether the day was amazing or a struggle, we end the day connected to each other at the heart, bound together by the love that runs through the veins of our family unit - and what a blessing it has been ❤️
As a homeschool parent, I like to keep the focused on curriculum that will transfer to real life. These books are important, but they will learn much more than whats in text books. Primarily, subject matter related to business, nutrition, and selfcare. Things not focused on in traditional school. The rest of the time is spent on cultivating the professions the want to go into as adults.
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@cara_florance is hosting over @get.creative.with this week and the theme is light. Thought it was a good time to repost this fun science experiment we did way back when I was homeschooling. We grabbed a glass of water and put it on the windowsill on a sunny day. The light created a rainbow on our paper which my daughter coloured in. This was so much fun, and looking at it is really making me miss my time at home with my babies... 😭
Oh you know... she’s “just” playing. 😏 I’m not sure the word “just” and “playing” even belong in the same sentence. Yeah she’s playing, with no direction or guidelines or expectations from me on her play. So I guess she’s... • “Just” sorting, “just” matching, “just” counting, “just” comparing 🧐 Wait a minute, aren’t those standards we are supposed to meet?? Would ya look at that... 😜🖤 play matters. I know you all know this, but sometimes it’s nice to just lean on each other and remember it, right? 😘. • Leave a ❤️ if you are passionate about the importance of play, too!
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WOW WOWO WOOOOOWWWWW!!!! My book is here!! Pre-orders are open and I’m blown away. THEY ARE GOING SO FAST! Thank you for making my dream come true. We’re gonna do big things! Pre-order through the link in @theablefables bio, or at theablefables.com/pre-order/ 😭😭🥰🥰🎉🎉🎉 • Did ya get yours!?!?
Getting ready for the holidays 💛These cool, early dark evenings are perfect for candle making. We made our first batch of beeswax taper candles while dinner was cooking and we waited for daddy to come home tonight. Dinner was extra special with our candles lit on the table.
With the full moon approaching, I thought it would be fun to share a book recommendation with you! 🌝 This book was written because the author told this story to her kids when they were little. How sweet is that?! 🌚 Here's hoping the full moon doesn't bring too much craziness to your classroom (or home)! 🤞 📖 by @lailasavestheday
Can you guess what I constantly daydreamed about when staring at a textbook in school? Being there. Being at the place in the photo. I dreamed of actually looking at the Great Wall Of China, seeing the apartment above the office Anne Frank bid in, and scaling the steps of ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations... to name a few. And when I realized so much was missing from the textbooks and we could never stop to ask the questions I wanted answers to, I stopped asking questions and started to play the game of getting an A. And I was reallllly good at that game, but I missed out on so much in the process. Just a few short years ago, I was daydreaming, holding my second baby during the endless hours of breastfeeding, thinking about what my version of the ideal education looked like... and it came to me, but I thought, that’s a cute thought. I was so spoiled when we lived in Europe... Which had also started as a dream... And then I started thinking about all the things I would have to change in my life if I wanted that day dream of being there to come true. And my husband and I changed all of them. We started traveling again with our kids for years or months at a time five years ago. It didn’t have to stop after living in Europe. And it’s been such a dream come true! What I love about this photo is we thought this was all there was of this active dig site. As we were leaving, we saw a small path going straight up the hill, and we went up it. Once we finally reached the top of the slope, we could see a whole city left for us to be discovered and explored. This is one piece of what I love to include in educating my kids. What’s something you love including or have always wanted to include? ❤️ I love a good dream! #Education #familytravel #homeschool
Happy Veterans Day and Martinmas! We had a great time making our lanterns and having them to light our way on our parade before coming home to ginger snaps and hot mulled cider. We even read a book about Martinmas and St Martin, the patron saint of soldiers, and learned about WWI ending today - on Armistice Day - at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Thank you to all the men and women that served to protect our country and freedom. Saint Martin, pray for our soldiers. 🙏 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
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Woop Woop 🙌, can I get a holla! I made it, wasn’t sure if I would get through it but I did. And my nose was so itchy at the end if this video 🤒. I’m exploring wire with play dough and you know wires, 😆 and some batteries and an LED. In the end I made a traffic stop 🛑 light and set up the materials for our afternoon play table. Let me know what you think 🤔. Happy Exploring.
Halloween is coming soon and now it’s time to break out the Halloween books for the little ones. This is an adorable book and part of the Buzzy Friends book series. It’s a great read aloud because it’s written in rhyme and at the end has a wonderful “Buzzy code” which I absolutely LOVE! Within the story it covers a bunch of great information about the meaning of Halloween and the traditions that go with it like trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins etc. If you’re looking for a great Halloween book this is a perfect choice, also be sure to check out the other Buzzy Friends books. . . . . #kidsbooks #childrensbooks #kidlit #halloweenpicturebooks #bookreviewer #picturebookreviewer #childrensbookreviewer #booksforkids #homeschool #childrensauthor #readaloud #kidsbookstagram #bookreview #litpick #bookreviews #halloween🎃 #storybooks #picturebooks #picturebooks #childrensbookreviews #kidsbookswelove #picturebookreviews #authorsofinstagram #halloweenbooks #reader #halloween #kidsbookreviewer #bookstagram #kidsbook
Cocoa Rice Crispy Treats! Perfect for your chef in training. Minimal amounts of danger with no cutting or oven involved. You can even rely on your microwave for the heat you need. Teaches your child to measure and follow written direction. Any other recipes you'd recommend? #pnut #sososeven #2ndgrade #homeschool
Thank you for your service ⭐️💜 #veteransday “When my father died, they told me he was holding a picture of me,” I said. “So I’ve always known I was there when he needed me most.” “Your father,” Pirkle said. “Military?” “Army. He was killed in Iraq.” (Going Places) #voyaperfect10 #amreading #amwriting #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #yalit #youngadult #youngadultbooks #literature #bookworm #bookish #booknerd #booklove #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #amwriting #mystery #writingcommunity #authorsofinstagram #homeschool #veterans
View from my bed tonight as I prep for tomorrow morning’s classes. Do I love seeing this on my master bedroom wall? Not particularly. It’s not super relaxing or very master bedroom like. What I do like is being able to work from home and he’ll bring in a paycheck. I am so thankful for this job! @thevipkidlife #vipkid #vipkidlife #vipkidclassroom #vipkidteacher #vipkidbookings #classroomdecor #onlineteacher #onlineeslteacher #teacherlife #momlife #workfromhome #wahm #sahm #homeschoolmom #homeschool
Biltmore Estates, North Carolina . Wow!!! What an incredible place to behold!! 😲😲😲 . They had it all decorated for Christmas.❤🎄❤🎄It took a couple of hours to walk through. It is HUGE! I cannot believe this was one family residence. They said that they actually didn't have guests too often. They sure made room for guests!😂🤣 . I wish the pictures did it justice, but they don't.😜 You will have to come see it FOR REAL! . I will post more pictures of the gardens tomorrow! The gardens were incredibly beautiful as well!! #thesundayfamilyadventures #biltmoreestate #fulltimerv #rvlife #travelusa #homeschool #vanderbilts #wowzers #mansions #northcarolina
Después de entender los conceptos, es importante para nosotros el automatizarlos para facilitar los siguientes aprendizajes. Para automatizar no hay más que practicar, y practicar, y practicar. Pero además de la libreta, hay muchas formas divertidas de lograr este objetivo. 📚 Este sencillo material lo usamos cuando estábamos automatizando la suma, y como ya lo vamos a guardar hasta que Miss P lo necesite, lo quisimos despedir con una competencia 🙌🏼❤️📚 #homeschool #homeschoolmexico #homeschoolmath #matematicasdivertidas #escuelaencasa #educarencasa #homeschoolenespañol #homeschooling
Who’s looking forward to thanksgiving!?! Share a Thanksgiving cooking mishap below!