Category Archives: Homeschool – Fine (and not so fine) Arts

A Trip to the Nelson-Atkins

I am boggled by the amount of kid-oriented activities in the Kansas City area. Everywhere I turn, there is something special going on – crafts, woodworking, nature, fine art, tours of fire departments, and so much more. A friend recently … Continue reading

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A Couple of Days Late for ‘Talk Like a Pirate’ Day…But Still

On Wednesday morning Emily discovered that her plastic pirate sword had gotten a wee bit bent. I held myself back from saying something about the state of her room and speculating on whether her possessions would be in better shape … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

The other day I asked Dee, my eldest, if she had ever learned to like sushi. She’s 23 now, and her tastes have evolved and improved in the five years since she has lived at home. She frowned, “I’ve tried. … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Our Kindergarten Curriculum – Adding in All of the Miscellany

The big subjects are all out of the way. If you have missed any, feel free to click on the links below and review my previous entries: Kindergarten – Language Arts Kindergarten – Mathematics Kindergarten – History & Geography Kindergarten … Continue reading

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Adventures in Music

I was working on the computer in my office the other day and Emily came in to play. She lined up a guitar, an upside down coffee can, two Altoids tins, a xylophone and a box full of markers…and then … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

I’m not into sports. Fine art does not move me. Classical music and opera leave me ho-hum. Give me an old house to wander through, or an antique book to pore over…show me a cave, an ancient waterway, or the … Continue reading

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