Welcome! My name is Mary. I help parents educate their children at home one day at a time. This site offers LEGO printablesfree music lessonsunit studies,  and much more. Use the tabs above to discover what Homegrown Learners has to offer. You will be equipped and encouraged to travel a most amazing path in your home!

   


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Tuesday
Oct072014

Favorite Fall Activities For Kids

  

Favorite Fall Activities For Kids

Fall seems to trigger a sense of wonder in my children. 

As the leaves turn and then scatter in our yard, there is the enthusiasm and wonder that comes from building a big leaf pile and diving headlong into it for loads of giggles. As I pull out the basket of seasonal books, there is excitement and wonder as we read our favorites each year. And, as we make our favorite fall recipes, they want to be there with me in the kitchen.

This is a season to make memories with our children. 

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Monday
Oct062014

Classical Conversations and Flexibility: October Blog Carnival

 

Many, many are the reasons our family cherishes our involvement in Classical Conversations. 

In the past year I have appreciated the academic soundness of the program, the beautiful friendships we have made in our community, and also the sense of focus and direction it has brought to our homeschool.

Now, however, I am adding one more reason: 

Classical Conversations can be FLEXIBLE.

 

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Saturday
Oct042014

LEGO┬« Bible Verse Copywork: FREE Download


 We're a little crazy for LEGO here in our home! 

In addition to the LEGO ideas and printables here on the blog, I've also authored a chapter in the Big Big of Homeschool Ideas - all about teaching with LEGO bricks! That chapter includes our favorite brick sets, easy ways to incorporate LEGOS into learning, and lesson ideas. 

Recently, my son has been recreating stories from the Bible with his LEGOs. It's been such fun!

I read a Bible story to him, and then he builds that story. Then, I give him a verse from that story as copywork. In this simple lesson we are learning SO much. 

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