Category Archives: GRADE FOUR

A fresh wind is blowing – Brighit has arrived!

  A few days ago, we celebrated IMBOLC or Brighit’s day. It’s an important day in our household not just because my daughter is named after her but also because it marks the first day of MY new year.  Unlike … Continue reading

Posted in ADULT, BOOK REVIEW, FESTIVALS, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, Inspiration, KINDY | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Imbolc – Brighit – Candlemas – St. Brigid’s Day

February 1st or February 2nd ?? It’s hard to pin down exactly when we are supposed to celebrate this mid-winter festival which revolves around this fascinating woman.   Who was she really & why is she worthy of being remembered for … Continue reading

Posted in ADULT, BOOK REVIEW, FESTIVALS, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HEART, Inspiration, KINDY, LIVING HISTORY | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

{How-To} Fleece Transparency – Painting with Wool & Light !

Do you remember the first time you saw coloured fleece ? What IS that ?  Then you reached out & stroked it (everybody does)… You wondered, “what do I do with it”?  The answer to that question depends on where … Continue reading

Posted in 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson, ADULT, COLOUR, FELT, FESTIVALS, GIFTS, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HANDS, HEART, HOMESCHOOL PROPS, HOW - TO, Inspiration, KINDY, PRE-SCHOOL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Baked Mohair ?!? Gorgeous !!

I love fibre – real, natural, straight from the animal fibre (although I’ve been known to fall for some soy or milk yarn on the odd occasion…). So visiting our local mohair farm (really, they’re angora goats) is always a … Continue reading

Posted in COLOUR, DYEING, GIFTS, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HANDS, HOW - TO | Tagged , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Creativity…how can you help your babes HONE it & OWN it ?

Hi! Today, I was scrolling through Instagram & saw an interesting post where some über-smart homeschooling mothers were discussing the pros & cons of allowing children to make their own decisions – from tiny ones (what do you want to … Continue reading

Posted in ADULT, BABY, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HANDS, HEAD, HOMESCHOOL PLANNING, HOW - TO, NEUROLOGICAL RESEARCH, TEACHING HANDWORK, The CREATIONAL Guild | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

What is Wet Felting ? : A 5-minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson

Wet Felting is one of those wonderful fibre arts that truly allows you to create from the most basic of materials. Working with a little warm water, a bit of soap & some cuddly, soft rovings you can easily & … Continue reading

Posted in 5-Minute Handwork Homeschool Lesson, ADULT, FELT, GIFTS, GRADE EIGHT, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, HANDS, KINDY, PRE-SCHOOL | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Festive Christmas Book List – Part 5 (+ MORE in the Handwork Homeschool Library!)

  . . For the last few years, I’ve shared books from our Christmas/Holiday book collection.  I say “OUR” because I’ve owned some of these books since I was very young & many of the others belong to my kids. … Continue reading

Posted in BOOK REVIEW, FESTIVALS, GIFTS, GRADE FIVE, GRADE FOUR, GRADE ONE, GRADE SEVEN, GRADE SIX, GRADE THREE, GRADE TWO, Inspiration, KINDY, PRE-SCHOOL | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments