Free Valentine’s Day Notebooking Pages

One thing my kids love most is when we study the origins of holidays. Usually we take one week each holiday month and study the holiday. And one thing we most often discover is that the way we celebrate holidays doesn’t have to do with the actual event or person behind the holiday. Such is […]

Valentine’s Day Unit Study for MERLD Boys

I’ll confess, we’ve never really done anything for Valentine’s Day in my home. When my husband and I were dating, we purposely didn’t put any emphasis on Valentine’s Day, because we felt that our love for one another should be expressed all year long – not just on one day. And then I gave birth […]

Our 4th and 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

I get it that this post is really late. Really, really late. Considering that we spent 2 months visiting family in the States…. Considering that it had been over a year since I’d seen my parents….. 4 Years since I’d seen my brother and his family….. Considering that my sister visited us while we were […]

Back to School Unit Study – Multi-Grade

Can you and your kid hardly wait to get back to school this year? Or maybe your feeling surprised that summer is almost over and getting ready for school has taken you somewhat by surprise. Whatever the case may be, whether you’re looking for some “back to school” fun or needing some “back to school” […]

5 Ways We Make Summer Learning Fun

One of the hardest things to balance as a mom of two MERLD children is knowing when to pull back and when to push. Here is what I mean: Sometimes we need to give the brain a chance to sort through what our MERLD children have been learning and let all the pieces fall in […]

How Mind Mapping Helped My MERLD Son Write Great Stories

Is writing a battle ground in your homeschool? Maybe your child loves to write, but tends to leave out parts of speech that help give their writing depth, color and life. Maybe your child is generally creative, but has a hard time getting their creative thought down on paper. All three of these were issues […]

Multi-Grade Independence Day Unit Study

“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free..?” This is a good question to ask ourselves, but before one can ask himself if he is free, one must learn what it means to truly be free.  Does being free mean we can behave however we want? What is liberty […]