Lentil - Five In A Row (FIAR)

Lentil (FIAR)

Lentil, by Robert McCormick is a beautifully illustrated story about a boy who can’t sing or whistle and takes up playing the harmonica instead. He

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Madeline - Five In A Row (FIAR)

Madeline (FIAR)

This week we read Madeline. We actually own two copies of this book, and have read it many, many times before. But, I couldn’t believe

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  • I’ve had a Christmas blog post sitting and waiting to be published since JULY. 😆
Head on over (link in profile) if you want to see our plans for this year. We won’t be using a curriculum , but I do have links to our advent guides, books, art appreciation prints, recipes, music, etc. I’ll have all the goodies! 
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  • Yesterday, I went to World Market to buy Halloween candy, but ended up with ALL of our Christmas candy AND stocking stuffers instead. 🎁
And today, I’ve starting our holiday baking...super early, I know. 
We’ll freeze most of what I make and save it for later.
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#wearethehomemakers #thriftedhome #thriftedhomestyle #slowandsimpleautumn #slowandsimpledays #thisthingcalledslowliving #grainfreebaking #homemaking #homeschoolmama #hyggelifestyle #hyggehomeschool #holidaybaking #motherculture
  • How do we memorize folk songs, foreign language songs and hymns? We just keep them in our daily rotation along with other genres on Pandora. 
The kids just recently learned The Star Spangled Banner this way! 
That’s how I’ve always learned new songs, just SING them over and over for the joy of it. 
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  • Here’s an example of a pumpkin anatomy study I set up a few years ago. I set out the pumpkin parts and had the kids label them before journaling.
This year, we’ll just casually discuss the anatomy and the role each one plays as we carve our pumpkins. 🎃 
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  • Morning basket and bed head fit perfectly together, don’t you think? 💤📚
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After a year of practicing picture study, we’re ready to step it up. 
In this photo, they studied the picture before I hid it from them, then they narrated every detail they could remember as usual. But THEN, I set the painting back out and they tried to copy it. I know many of you already do this, but it’s new for us and will definitely be something I’ll attempt alongside them. 
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  • Another mushroom study has been entered in his journal! I’m still not comfortable foraging for mushrooms, and am holding on to the saying “better safe than sorry”.⁣
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When we take a deep dive into things like this, we mostly read several different books, watch an educational video or two, get out there in nature to find what we’re studying (bring it home if possible), then journal about what we’ve learned. The spore print came from a store bought portobello and was really neat to make. ⁣
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Also, this diy felt mushroom puzzle was a hit again this year! 🍄 ⁣
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  • Another change! We switched our fancier poetry teatimes/baking day to the weekend. Now my husband can join us and it’s been really sweet for the kids to be able to share their favorite weekly tradition with him. 
Why didn’t we think of this three years ago?!☕️📚
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  • I’ve finally completed September’s wheel and wanted to share it here. It was a beautiful, beautiful month for us here in Texas.

I have a tutorial saved to my IGTV if you want make your own wheel. It’s not as hard as it looks, I promise!☺️
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  • “But there's a full moon risin'⁣
Let's go dancin' in the light⁣
We know where the music's playin'⁣
Let's go out and feel the night.⁣
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Because I'm still in love with you⁣
I want to see you dance again⁣
Because I'm still in love with you⁣
On this harvest moon.” 🌕 ⁣
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We’re watercolor painting Harvest Moons again this year and I realized that with the phenology wheels that we’ve been making, we really don’t need a review of the moon phases! Pretty awesome to see our nature journaling coming in handy in so many ways. ⁣
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  • The little pumpkin houses are still going strong! I bought a few more for my kids to play with and even made a bendy doll to go along with them. 😍
Instead of carving into them so early in the season, we decided to keep the accessories so they can easily be moved from pumpkin to pumpkin.
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