Here is my tween, trying her hand at a Civil War period dress.
We haven't actually begun to cover the Civil War yet. We are still plodding along the Oregon Trail and studying the California Gold Rush. But since these costumes will take a while to come together, we will sew as we go. Meanwhile, a Westward Expansion Lapbook is in the works. Who knew history could be so much fun!
When the link to Homeschooling on a Shoestring was published, there was some discussion about the overview of teaching styles. A friend of mine, who happens to be a very talented artist, was curious about the Waldorf Style. We hadn't heard of it before, at least not under this label. According to the post, it is a teaching style that integrates head, heart and hands. It involves art, faith and lots of hands on activities. While there are many elements of Waldorf philosophy that are not compatible with our Classically Catholic teaching style, we have occasionally borrowed ideas to make our curriculum more colorful and whimsical. Follow this link to Serendipity for free downloads of creative lesson plans and charming stories about fairies and gnomes that will make language arts and math the favorite subjects of the day. Since the author is all about keeping it Catholic, you will also find stories of the saints beautifully woven into the presentations. I imagine our summer will be fi…
Stealing this from my Mini-me because it says it all#TRAVELJUNKIe
December 1, 2017
On October 3, 1863 a Proclamation from the President of the United States of America was sent out wherein Abraham Lincoln’s established Thanksgiving day as a federal holiday… “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God…….I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in th…