• HOMESCHOOL MORNING BASKET - what to include and lots of great resource ideas!
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    HOMESCHOOL MORNING BASKET – what to include and lots of great resource ideas!

    Today I wanted to share all about the homeschool morning basket! Though, to be honest, our morning basket isn’t usually in a basket, and doesn’t always take place in the morning . . . We take the general idea of a morning basket and make it work for our family and I highly recommend you do the same! Here I share what to include in your basket as well as lots of great resource ideas.       RESOURCES MENTIONED   The Jesus Storybook Bible While other kids’ Bibles contain stories from the Old and New Testaments, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible, pointing…

  • What's in Our February Brain Box - Our take on a morning basket
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    Our February Brain Box

    A new month means it’s time to share what is in our Brain Box for the month! This is our third month with using our Brain Box and it’s so nice to have our main resources for the month so handy. If you missed the previous months you can also check out our January Brain Box and December Brain Box.     I feel like this month we have been getting back to the basics and really simplifying our homeschool. I know I’ve written a few posts in the past about minimalist homeschooling (or at least one), I’ve been meaning to share an updated post on the topic, hopefully in…

  • Our January Brain Box - our take on the homeschool morning basket for morning time
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    Our January Brain Box

    We are continuing to use our brain box and I changed up our contents from our December box. Our Brain Box has a few different purposes. First of all, it helps me to pull out some resources I may otherwise have forgotten about. It also helps me to be intentional in choosing a few different areas to focus on for the month. And because our Brain Box is out in the open the kids will pull out different things throughout the day.     While some months some of our resources will be repeated, this month I filled it with completely new items. One thing that I forgot to take…

  • Our December Brain Box - a take on a morning basket
    brain stain,  homeschooling as a lifestyle

    Our December Brain Box

    Like I mentioned in the post where I shared that we were officially quitting the Charlotte Mason method, we’ve started a little thing we call Brain Stain. Brain Stain in our take on the idea of Morning Time though it is not always in the morning so for the reason I didn’t like the name, plus I wanted it to be called something more exciting, my Raeca came up with the idea of Brain Stain. During our Brain Stain time we are going through a few of the resources in our Brain Box. Each month I hope to create a (mostly) new Brain Box and today I wanted to share our…