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MUST We Do Group Discussions?
April 3, 2014 – 6:08 pm | One Comment

We are launching a new initiative this year that we call Tapestry University. (You can read all about it HERE.) One reason we’re doing is is to provide increased support for those using Tapestry in …

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MUST We Do Group Discussions?
April 3, 2014 – 6:08 pm | One Comment
MUST We Do Group Discussions?

We are launching a new initiative this year that we call Tapestry University. (You can read all about it HERE.) One reason we’re doing is is to provide increased support for those using Tapestry in …

Managing Those Living Books
March 28, 2014 – 1:29 pm | No Comment
Managing Those Living Books

For many of us, it’s the little things that add up to big decisions. The struggle to keep on top of so many different kinds of details while homeschooling can defeat us! Whether you’re teaching …

Interview with the Primer Authors
March 11, 2014 – 11:44 am | No Comment
Interview with the Primer Authors

I know we are all eagerly awaiting Tapestry Primer, which is now in those finicky last stages of production. I thought that an interview with the authors, Mike and Jessica Somerville, might give us all something …

Tactile Learning Goes to War
February 3, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment
Tactile Learning Goes to War

This just in from Tapestry mom and hilarious lady, Lora Lynn Fanning.  Thanks for demonstrating a low-budget, low-prep, and no-storage-issues way to do tactile learning, Lora!

We’ve been studying the Resistance during World War II.  So …

A Journey I Loved: Rodney Dowty
January 2, 2014 – 4:29 pm | No Comment
A Journey I Loved: Rodney Dowty

It can be hard to get school going again in January. The holidays are over, and some of us have really enjoyed the long break. The kids have new toys to play with, winter brings …

Multi-generational Homeschooling!
August 15, 2013 – 9:10 am | 2 Comments
Multi-generational Homeschooling!

At HEAV this year, I met a family that gave me a chance to witness a beautiful vision for home education, especially for those of us who may be entering the grandparent stage of life. …

Memory Work with Youngers
August 7, 2013 – 9:30 am | No Comment
Memory Work with Youngers

Recently, we at Lampstand Press have been exploring ways to make it easier for our teaching parents who wish to concentrate on memory work to use what is already present in Tapestry week-plans. Though we …

Using Vocabulary Words
August 6, 2013 – 4:34 pm | 2 Comments
Using Vocabulary Words

I just love reading about all the creative ways that homeschoolers choose to use Tapestry’s educational buffet. Recently, for instance, I was reading through posts on The Loose Threads Yahoogroup, and they got onto the …

Encouraging Reasons to Homeschool
July 24, 2013 – 2:30 pm | One Comment
Encouraging Reasons to Homeschool

Recently, a non-homeschooling friend sent me a link to a newspaper article by Jack Kelly on how well homeschoolers are doing on such measurable markers, such as in a variety of standardized tests and in …

Cathy Duffy’s Classic: 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum
July 23, 2013 – 11:41 am | No Comment
Cathy Duffy’s Classic: 101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum

If you are new to Homeschooling, want to give a gift to a mom who is just taking the homeschooling plunge, or if you need a change of curricula, this is the book for you. …