Category Archives: homeschooling

a walk in Oxford, England

After visiting England for two weeks, being in the Central West region at our friends home in Shropshire, we headed south.   We stopped in Oxford, a place I always wanted to visit. Oh, the buildings.  I love it so much. … Continue reading

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the craft fair

Two weeks ago we went to the first of two craft fairs we’ll attend with a table of our handmade goods, this year.   We love to make things.  We like to craft, try new things, learn something new.  We are … Continue reading

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making :: an Ancient Roman Soldier helmet

As part of our Ancient Rome unit, we made a soldier’s helmet.  We followed the instructions from this book. We inflated a balloon. It was hard to guess the size of their heads to make sure it fit but not … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Ruins

We’ve been studying Ancient Rome this fall.  I’m making a list of all the resources we’ve used and will share next week. We did an activity from this book.  It was fun. The recipe is for air drying clay, made … Continue reading

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World Unit : Ancient Rome

The kids, after our trip to Europe this summer, they decided we wanted to study Ancient Rome.  Last year they decided to study Ancient Greece, without knowing much about it, and we ended up having a whole lot of fun … Continue reading

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Whittington Castle, Shropshire in England

One day our friends took us to see this castle, Whittington Castle, near Oswestry in north Shropshire. Whittington Castels is one of a chain of castles in the border with Wales, being the base of defense against them throughout the … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 2

  In our walk around town, I stopped at Bollands tea store.  Hard to decide what to bring. But a small bag of Chester Breakfast Tea and Bollands Afternoon Tea made their way to my suitcase.  Something for the morning and I … Continue reading

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