Homeschool Blog

  • The First Day of a Unit Study

    The First Day of a Unit Study

    Start strong and finish strong is my motto! If you want to have a memorable time on the first day of a unit study and build your children’s excitement for the weeks ahead, this is the post for you! In this post, I will be sharing some of the ways I build excitement for each… Continue reading The First Day of a Unit Study Read more

  • Using Note-booking with Unit Studies

    Using Note-booking with Unit Studies

    If you’re looking for a method of recording your children’s learning, using note-booking alongside your unit studies might just be perfect! Read on to find out why note booking really is the answer to all your homeschool woes… What is Note-booking? Note-booking refers to the recording of a child’s learning in the form of writing,… Read more

  • Dressing Up for Unit Studies

    Dressing Up for Unit Studies

    In this post I explore the benefits of dressing up to children, relating it back to our homeschool history unit studies. Dressing up is, in many ways, the very essence of childhood. There is nothing more innocent or beguiling as a child dressing up as someone else and walking in their metaphorical shoes for a… Read more

  • Encouraging Early Writing Skills

    Encouraging Early Writing Skills

    In this post, I show how we, as a family, have been encouraging early writing skills by writing each other letters of love and appreciation ❤️ Encouraging Early Writing Skills by Creating a Pretty Letter Writing Kit We created a writing kit from bits and pieces around the house. We tried to take into consideration… Read more

  • Resolutions of the New Year Kind

    Resolutions of the New Year Kind

    Before sharing this year’s resolutions, I’m going to reflect on the progress of last year’s. Start a YouTube Channel Last year my main goal was to start a YouTube channel. In this I have been partially successful. I have set up a YouTube channel and have filmed the first seven videos which will have gone… Read more

  • The Importance of Quiet Time In Your Homeschool Day

    The Importance of Quiet Time In Your Homeschool Day

    If you’re looking for a way to add a daily quiet time to your homeschool routine, this blog post is for you! Read on to learn all about the importance of a daily quiet-time and how to incorporate it into your homeschool day. What is Quiet-Time? When we first had Thomas, Gary and I found… Read more

  • Adventure Box {Homeschool Unit Studies}

    Adventure Box {Homeschool Unit Studies}

    An adventure box is the perfect way to help your children become excited about learning! I first learnt about adventure boxes from Heather, who uses them as summer adventure boxes. I liked the idea so much I began using them for a book unit or history unit. In fact, we have used adventure boxes for… Read more

  • Our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool

    Our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool

    I thought it would be fun to look back over the ten or so years of loveliness which has created our Angelicscalliwags Homeschool. Believe it or not, it began before I had even given birth to my first child ❤️ In the very beginning… I remember the day I knew my children weren’t going to school.… Read more

  • How to Make a History Board Game

    How to Make a History Board Game

    As promised, here is how to make a history board game to reinforce learning. This board game is themed on the Trojan War and goes along with the fun week we had studying the Trojan War. Here is a photo of our final piece: The children and I had discussed our ideas and we all… Read more