There are a few things I always wonder about when I learn a family homeschools is 1. How do they homeschool? Montessori? Charlotte Mason? Waldorf? Classical? A mixture of all of it? 2. What curriculum do they use and if it is different from mine I really hope they offer to let me see it. 3. I wonder what craft/school supplies they keep on hand? LOL. The last one friends, though it is last, is my number one question. So, for the next several posts I'm going to talk about the supplies we use. First up, one of my favorites, painting.
We moved recently and I had to move all of our school and play stuff. It was wild. I am currently still waiting for our school area to be set up (a long story) or I would share with you actual pictures of our area. Stay tuned to my Instagram page though and I will share pictures once we are ready. (Amazon made me say it... some of the links that I use in this blog are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the suggested item I may or may not receive a commission at no additional charge to you)
Now that Joe is older we have ventured into acrylic paint (the cheaper kinds) and watercolors. I still give him the textured brushes and rollers, but it is usually only when I can be 100% present because he can be hard on them and I am teaching him to respect his property and the property of others. I know some use the philosophy that if they break it is gone, but that doesn't really teach him to respect the property beforehand in my mind. I've witnessed kids that just keep breaking things and then just shrug it off when they no longer have the things they broke. Just my two cents worth on that subject.
Now that Joe is older, we have been venturing into not just exploring creativity, but also studying certain artists and learning specific techniques. Here are some of the books and curriculums we use.
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