Welcome! This page is designed to be a reference for all the homeschool related posts I have shared on Joyfully Weary. It's my hope that having everything listed in one spot will make it easier for readers (you!) to locate ideas and resources. It brings me great pleasure to think that more people than just my little family can benefit from this work.
When talking with others about homeschooling, one question that inevitably comes up is, "what philosophy do you follow?" Truth be told, I'm inspired be several (Montessori, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, classical, etc.) but I am a disciple of none. My main goal in educating my children is that they'll be questioners...that their thirst for knowledge will be unquenchable.
|this is a print that hangs in our schoolroom|
Picture Book Units
- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr and John Archabault
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julie Rawlison
- The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns and Gordon Silveria
- Johnny Appleseed by Steven Kellogg
- Over In the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- Saint Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
- Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
- Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
- Three Snow Bears by Jan Brett
Chapter Books Units
Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Units
- American Revolution/Independence Day
- Dr. Seuss
- Folk and Fairy Tales
- Saint Patricks Day
- Valentines Day
- Winter: Unit 1 or Unit 2
- Our Schoolroom 2012 or Our Schoolroom 2013
- Suitcase Light Table DIY
- Egg Carton Alphabet Game DIY
- Up-cycled Toddler Number Drop
- Paint-chip Word Families
- Up-cycled Toddler Color Matching Drop Game
My Favorite Online Resources
-These are my go-to homeschool websites/blogs.
- The Helpful Garden - she offers a ton of FREE beautiful Montessori printables.
- I Can Teach My Child - she is a mother of boys and is always sharing lots of hands on/kinetic learning activities.
- Living Montessori Now - a great resource for Montessori materials (diy & purchased) and thematic ideas.
- Ambleside Online - an online Charlotte Mason curriculum, their booklists are a great free resource.