Happy New Year! My Favorite Posts of 2021
This is my 30th post! Making it to a round number is celebratory. I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from the past year (2021) with you. I hope you find them helpful in your homeschool.
My Top Posts
1. The Reason (Why We Homeschool)
This was the very first post I wrote on My Little Brick Schoolhouse. If you are curious about our reason, I think you should read it. “My family is just one tiny dot in an ocean of homeschooling families. I know we are nothing special, and there are so many wiser people who have come before. But I do have a song to sing. Can I share it with you?”
2. Resources for the First Half of Classical Conversations Cycle 1
Here is the booklist I compiled to align with the first twelve weeks of Classical Conversations Foundations Program, Cycle 1 (Ancient History). I hope it serves you in some way. Even if you are not in Classical Conversations, the list is subdivided by content areas: math, fine arts, geography, history and science. Anyone can find some titles on the list that are enjoyable to read with family!
3. Tea Time Discipleship
I love tea time. This is how we have incorporated tea time into our homeschool days.
4. My Kids Know that I like them (just because we can days!)
I am feeling a February slump coming on… fast! So, I have already put our next JBWCD on the calendar. I hope you find freedom in the fact that we can enjoy our kids for an entire day, no strings attached or agendas to fulfill!
5. A Living Story: Ole Kirk Kristiansen and LEGO®
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This Danish man’s legacy amazes me. Read more about the founder of the LEGO® company here.
6. How I Plan A Homeschool
I wrote this in May to give you all a glimpse into the process I take in homeschool planning for the year. I hope it helps you in some way!
7. Garnering Wisdom As Our Year Ends
Even though I wrote this from an end-of-the-school-year vantage point, I could definitely take some time to do a midyear evaluation. What am I learning now, in January? What do I need to do differently?
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