Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #173

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



Sola Gratia Mom has started a ScholĂ© Group! Doesn't it look lovely?  I will be having a ScholĂ© Group this year as well, but mine will be much smaller.  I'm so excited for Colleen and her group.  Hop on over and read all about it!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #172

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



Hello friends!  I am on vacation this week, so I didn't get a chance to look at everyone's posts from last week, but scanned over them and this post from Lady Dusk caught my eye!  She is sharing an ebook she just wrote about Charlotte Mason's principal of I Am, I Can, I Ought, I Will.  I haven't read it yet (just downloaded it a minute ago!) but I look forward to seeing how she applies this principal with her children.


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #171

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



This post, from The Real Deal, is filled with great pictures and quotes that will set you back on the course of what education really is.  It sure was an encouragement to me today!


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <ahref="http://www.livingandlearningathome.com/" target="_blank" title="Trivium Tuesdays"><img alt="Living and Learning at Home" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNtNfqeG_W4/U0qj7mUZCfI/AAAAAAAAFbo/vhEStFGbogw/s1600/Trivium+Tuesdays+-+button.png"/></a>
  • It may be helpful to state in your link description what stage of the trivium or what subject your post is about, if applicable, so others can easily find posts they are interested in looking at.
  • Remember, everyone loves comments =) So don't be shy, and tell someone if you liked their post!


I reserve the right to remove any link-up that does not have to do with classical homeschooling.         

If you are a regular here at Trivium Tuesdays and have something to share that is a little off topic, but still would be an encouragement to the readers here, please still share it =)  I'm referring to people who are just trying to get their blog more exposure without following the rules above.

If you want to be reminded of this link-up each week, make sure to sign up below!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Trivium Tuesdays - Classical Link-Up #170

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Welcome to another week of Trivium Tuesdays!  For those of you who are new here today, this link-up is hosted by Living and Learning at Home (that's me!) and Classically Homeschooling and is aimed at encouraging and informing other homeschoolers who use the Classical model of teaching.  Here we can share with each other and learn from one another.


Don't forget to follow my Pinterest boards that are a part of the All Things Classical List!

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Also, please remember to only link up posts that have to do with homeschooling using the classical model of education.  Thank you for understanding this link-up's theme.


Featured Post from Last Week



I've heard many people talk about the pros and cons of teaching our children ancient mythology.  It's definitely not an easy topic to figure out.  I thought this was a neat approach from Grammarlings.  Jennifer is purposefully planning on pairing the myths of different ancient cultures with Biblical truths.  What do you think?  How have you approached the topic of false beliefs with your children?


Omnibus 2015


iHomeschool Network's 4th annual Omnibus sale • the original homeschool bundle

Have you taken a look at all of the amazing resources included in the Omnibus eBook bundle this year?  Tons of notebooking pages, copywork, planners, and encouragement of every kind!
iHomeschool Network's 4th annual Omnibus sale • the original homeschool bundle

Take a minute to check it out, and then if you decide you want it, get it from my link and I'll be happy to give you a BONUS $10 gift card to Classical Copywork as a thank you.


This Week's Link-Up


Here are the rules:
  • Your post must have to do (in some way) with classical homeschooling (any age children).
  • Your post may be from your archives as long as you only post it one time on this link-up.
  • Please link to your direct post, not your blog in general.
  • Please link back to this post in some way. You can use my Trivium Tuesdays button (found on my right sidebar) if you'd like so others can learn about this link-up! Button code: <a


Monday, August 3, 2015

Finishing Touches for Your New School Year

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Have you started your new school year yet?  We won't start for another month, but I know lots of you are already getting back into the swing of things.  Today I want to share with you some awesome resources that will put the finishing touches on your plan for the new year!

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All of these resources can be found in the 2015 iHomeschool Network Omnibus

Notebooking Pages


Have you fallen in love with notebooking pages like I have?  If you are not already familiar with the concept, notebooking pages are a simple, attractive way for your child to show what they know!

Here  are some great options:


  1. 100+ Notebooking Page Templates - These are generic and ready to use with whatever topic you are covering!
  2. Science Notebooking Pages - Ready to go for whatever science topic you are studying!
  3. Geography Notebooking Pages - Includes blank maps for each continent.  Lots of room for your child to write everything they have learned!
  4. 50+ Language Arts Notebooking Pages - Everything you need to help your child understand the elements of a story (plus lots more).
  5. Tornadoes Lapbook - OK, so this isn't a set of notebooking pages, but it's too good to not mention.  Lapbooks are another great way for students to gather information and show what they have learned.
  6. Wildflower Notebooking Pages - These gorgeous pages are almost too pretty to take along on your nature walk!  They are also too pretty not to use.  Just print out more if you get too much dirt on them ;)
Not sure how to use notebooking pages to their fullest extent?  The eBook, Notebooking Success, will teach you how to use notebooking for every subject, no matter what age your child is!

Total Value - $33.66 .............. All included in the Omnibus!


Fine Arts


Are you looking over your curriculum plans and realizing that you forgot to include are or music?  Don't worry, we've got you covered ;)

(Take a sneak peek into each of these resources.)

  1. Getting Started in Chalk Pastel Art - Don't know what you are doing?  That's ok, neither do I!  This step-by step manual will give you everything you need to get started!
  2. Sharks - Now that you've got skills, learn how to draw sharks!
  3. SQUILT: Romantic Era - Make music appreciation easy and fun with this great curriciulum!
  4. Teaching Music in Your Homeschool (MP3) - Get lots of inspiration for how you can, indeed, teach music to your children.
Total Value - $20.99 .............. All included in the Omnibus!


For the Classical Educator


If you are a regular here at Living and Learning at Home, you know that I am all about classical education.  So far, all the resources that I've mentioned have been items that you can use as finishing touches to your classical curriculum.  Here are a few other resources that I think you will love, because the classical educator part of me got excited when I started looking at them!

(Take a sneak peek into each of these resources.)

  1. Family Lore: Kindling a Love of Story in Children - Need I say more?  Every classical educator loves a good story!
  2. Introduction to the Classical Homeschool - Take a deeper look into different styles within the classical movement and different resources that you can use to teach your children.
  3. Modeling the Classics: Aesop's Fables - Help your child to be a greater writer by modeling the classic fable of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse.
  4. The Importance of Teaching History to Our Children (MP3) - "History gives depth and meaning to our lives and shows us that we are part of a greater story."  Yes!  Be encouraged by this great MP3 as your tackle teaching history this year!

Total Value - $14.48 .............. All included in the Omnibus!


Copywork


How can I not mention copywork?!  I have a slight obsession, if you didn't know that already.  Some resources I already mentioned include copywork, but here are some more for you!

(Take a sneak peek into each of these resources.)

  1. Latin Copywork: Genesis Chapter 1 - Find the Latin translation for Genesis.  This is a great thing for your children to memorize and use as copywork!
  2. Joyful Steward Planner: With Weekly Tracing & Copywork - Help your child plan their day and memorize scripture at the same time!
  3. Patriotic Songs & Sayings Copywork - Help your child learn the Pledge of Allegiance, Star Spangled Banner. Declaration of Independence, and more!
  4. $10 Gift Card to Classical Copywork - If you buy the Omnibus from a link in this post, send me an email and I will give you a $10 gift card to Classical Copywork!  It is my very special bonus to you =)
Total Value - $19.94 .............. All included in the Omnibus!


Organization 


Do you have everything you need now, but are still looking for a way to keep track of it all?  Here are some great planners and organizational tools for both you and your child!


From daily planners to creating organizational systems that work for your family.  You won't need all of these, but pick one or two and you'll be ready to start your year!

Don't Forget the Little Ones!


Do you have little ones underfoot this year?  Did you get so caught up in planning your big kids' school that you forgot about them?  No problem =)  You definitely do not need a set preschool curriculum, but sometimes it is nice to have a little direction and to get some fresh ideas.  Here are some great options to choose from!



From babies to kindergartners, find an incredible amount of ideas and resources to fill their day with meaningful learning.

So what do you think?  Find any (or 20) resources that look like they would be the perfect finishing touch for your school year?  You could pick a few out and spend $10 or $20 to get them, or you could GET THEM ALL for JUST $25!

This week only, the iHomeschool Network is hosting our 4th annual eBook bundle, which we call the Omnibus.  


  • 124 resources (77 eBooks & 47 MP3s)
  • $754 total value!
  • Just $25 (this week only!) 97% off
  • PDF/Kindle/Mobi formats


Plus, BONUS DEALS from these companies!


Helpful Links:      Catalog        ---        FAQ        ---        Bonus Deals


This sale is now over.


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