The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a favorite in our home. We read it every year at Halloween and our kids never seem to tire of it. This year I decided to do a bit more than read the original classic by Washington Irving. This year I wanted to add in a few activities to go along this famous folk tale.
Archives for October 2016
Welcome to another week in review here at Nourishing My Scholar. This is the Halloween edition so it’s loaded with the children in costumes! Fun right? Of course they don’t need a reason like Halloween to dress up. They don the costumes all year round! Throw in a bit of poetry and some great books and you’ve got our week!
Marie Curie is considered one of the greatest female scientists of all time. With her birthday coming up on November 7th, and our sons love of all things science, I felt a post dedicated to kids books about Marie Curie, and to inspiring little scientist everywhere was needed. I mean, it’s not every day that someone wins the Nobel prize, or that someone wins the Nobel prize twice and in two different fields, or that your discovery helps usher in the atomic age!
Welcome to another Week in Review where I catch you up on all the goings on here at Nourishing My Scholar. I hope you find encouragement and some fun ideas for your own homeschool. We, have had a beautiful week full of books, a Fall Festival and Candy Apples!
We paint pumpkins every year. It’s the perfect Halloween activity. Especially for children who do not have the strength, dexterity, coordination, or are not yet old enough for carving pumpkins. This year was no different although I did read aloud to the children from a new selection of Halloween books while they painted.
Welcome to another Week in Review. This is where I catch you up on all the goings on here at Nourishing My Scholar. This week has felt a bit out of sorts actually, because our natural rhythm has been disrupted by dental visits for the children and a veterinarian visit for one of our fur babies. I must say that I find books like A Gracious Space, especially helpful in weeks like this when this homeschooling mamma needs a bit of extra encouragement. Which reminds me, we’ve read a load of books this week!
What do you do when your child hates writing? How do you instill a love of writing when it is something that brings nothing but tears and heartache to your child? I must admit I was at a loss when it came to writing in our homeschool. Writing had become an almost painful requirement for both myself and our son. Basic writing prompts only prompted one or two word responses! That is, until a year ago when I discovered Julie Bogart and Brave Writer!
Nature study is one of our favorite ways to Get Outside and Learn. It provides us with much needed fresh air, and room to run all while gaining knowledge and insight into the natural world. A nature study doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating. Here are 8 tips to help you make your homeschool nature study a fun and educational adventure!
Welcome to another Week in Review! We’ve had a week full of Books, Hiking and Silly String! We also did impromptu story telling with our homeschool group and we made Apple Butter with our extended family.