Homeschool/Worldschool

How to Find a Foreign Language Teacher or Conversational Group

How to Find a Foreign Language Teacher or Conversational Group

Though the idea of being able to speak in a secret language with your friends has appealed since childhood, I think I really got the foreign language bug when we moved to Germany several years ago. We immediately enrolled our four year old in a […]

Armchair Travel: Kids’ Italy Books

Armchair Travel: Kids’ Italy Books

Well, with Michelle and her crew gearing up to travel to Italy this fall, all things Italy are dancing through her head! So we decided to round up some of our favorite books for kids that are set in Italy. We own a couple of […]

Why My Children are Taking French Lessons

Why My Children are Taking French Lessons

So, we’ve started French lessons for our two oldest children this year! And I’m so glad we did. That sentence sounds ridiculously pretentious to me, so allow me to back up and give you the background, before I tell you why we started French lessons […]

Mapping Skills for Elementary Students (K-3)

Mapping Skills for Elementary Students (K-3)

A couple of weeks ago my children and I set out with our co-op to do a mapping skills exercise. (This sounds super official, but translated that’s me and two friends and all our kids learning directions and beginning mapping!) We have a range of […]

Medieval History Alive: Guédelon, France

Medieval History Alive: Guédelon, France

Have you heard of Guédelon? I never had, until a couple of years ago.The last time (part of) the Louisiana Krewe went to France, we rented a car to do a road trip around the northern half of France. It. was. fabulous. (side note: I […]

Armchair Travel: Kids’ The Netherlands Books

Armchair Travel: Kids’ The Netherlands Books

I’ve talked before about how much and why I love reading to travel; below is a list of kids Netherlands books we’ve enjoyed reading through to explore a country the Louisiana Krewe hasn’t been to yet! (The Detroit Crew would like it known that they […]

Armchair Travel: Kids’ France Books

Armchair Travel: Kids’ France Books

I’m not really sure which came first; my hunger for books or my wanderlust, but I relish their interplay — the reading that fuels a curiosity to see the world and opens its riches to us without ever leaving home, the traveling that in turn […]