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Art, Homeschooling

Review: Masterpiece Society Studio Membership

Are you ready for the ultimate art experience in your homeschool?

Alisha Gratehouse, one of our favorite art teachers, has released an annual membership option for her art courses called the Masterpiece Society Studio Membership.

Our family has enjoyed several of Alisha’s courses in the past. We are currently excited to begin one of the newest courses, Watercolor Whimsies: Spring Edition.

This annual membership will give us immediate access to all of Alisha’s wonderful courses in addition to member bonuses.

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Art, Homeschooling

Artist Study for Kids: Georgia O’Keeffe

This year we spent a month studying the life and work of Georgia O’Keeffe because an exhibition of her work was due to arrive at our local art museum.

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As soon as I learned that an O’Keeffe exhibit was due to arrive this year, I turned to one of our favorite sources for art curriculum: The Masterpiece Society.

I decided to combine two art courses focused on Georgia O’Keeffe: the Art Appreciation course and the Mixing with the Masters Course.

Turns out, they were a perfect pairing for a timely study of Georgia O’Keeffe’s life and work.

Study the life and works of Georgia O'Keeffe with your kids.

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Holidays, Homeschooling, Uncategorized

December Homeschooling

It’s that time of year when the magic of Christmas meets the requirements of homeschool and I attempt to find enchanting ways to bring them together.

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Perhaps I could teach lessons while wearing Christmas antlers, but I haven’t bought a pair….yet.

In the meantime, here are some ideas we are trying this season:

December Homeschooling: Games

We add a few new board games to our game collection every December. In the past, we opened one a week, but this year I just pulled them both out right at the start.

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Brave Writer, Games, Homelife, Homeschooling, Parenting

Playing with Language: 10 Ideas for Families

We love to play with language in our house.

Words. Idioms. Jokes. Figurative language.

It’s all part of the atmosphere of learning that we have created in this house and it is easier to create that you might realize.

We repeat our favorite lines from movies and TV shows, share silly puns, attempt to solve riddles, and experiment with new vocabulary words. There isn’t a limit to the many ways you can play with words and language in your home.

I bet you’ve already started to realize how much your family plays with language as well, so let’s talk about ten ideas you can incorporate into your family lifestyle.

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High School, Homeschooling

Homeschooling 10th Grade: Our Plan for My Oldest

I can hardly believe my oldest child is entering the tenth grade. This means that I am homeschooling 10th grade whether I am ready or not. HA!

Independent courses. Drivers License. Working two jobs.

She is growing up so quickly and it makes me truly grateful that we have bonus time together because she decided to remain enrolled in our homeschool for high school.

Of course, as my oldest child and first high school student, she remains my guinea pig. I am thankful that we have her successful freshman year of high school behind us because it gives me even more confidence as we move forward. We are confidently proceeding forward with our plans for homeschooling 10th grade.

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