Midweek homeschool inspiration: The slow edition

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midweek homeschool inspiration
Jonathan’s yard sign feels like God’s chosen word for our family’s new month: SLOW

Enjoy this midweek homeschool inspiration:

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3 kids, 3 journeys to reading

3 kids, 3 journeys to reading
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Learning to read. It’s a big deal, isn’t it?

I know it often feels HUGE to us as homeschooling parents. It’s kind of the first thing we don’t want to mess up, ya know? But in our eagerness to prove ourselves, we sometimes end up rushing these little people we love more than anything.

I thought it might be helpful if I shared the way my three children learned (& are learning) to read. It amazes me that with three kids, the process has been different every time.

That’s why a cookie cutter approach to education just won’t work. We need to treat our kids like individuals–because they are!

Here’s what the road to the written word has looked like in our home.
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Weekend links

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weekend links

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Green Kid Crafts sale – 15% off through Sunday

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Green Kid Crafts sale

If you appreciate the value of creative expression for your kids, but don’t enjoy putting together projects on your own, you might enjoy adding Green Kid Crafts to your homeschool curriculum this year.

Consider it like an art lesson for littles in a box, delivered to your door each month–including all the supplies you need to complete three separate crafts. (No hunting around to locate pipe cleaners required!)
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Giveaway: $100 package from Artterro eco-art kits

Artterro

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to today’s giveaway–sponsored by Artterro eco-art kits:

Description from Forrest Espinoza, founder & CEO of Artterro:

“Here at Artterro we make Eco Art Kits, and there’s nothing else quite like them! In 2008, I was shopping for a craft kit for my young sons, and noticed lots of uninspiring projects, cheap materials and wasteful packaging.

I decided to make a high-quality, eco-friendly, engaging art kit so that parents would have a convenient way to bring art into the home and have a great time as a family.

With the help of my business partner, Jennifer Conn, and the rest of our team in Madison, the Artterro line now includes 11 titles that make it easy to explore needle felting, decoupage, art journaling and more.

Each kit is assembled by hand in Wisconsin, and contains beautiful, inspiring materials.”

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