“They could not grasp it if they knew, / What so soon will wake and grow / Utterly unlike the snow.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Philip Larkin, for all things born in January.)
Archives for 1 January 2023
“Let’s merry be this day, / And let us now both sport and play, / Hang grief, cast care away, / God send you a happy new year!” (An ancient new-year carol sung to the tune “Greensleeves,” by the great countertenor Alfred Deller, for Homeschool Holiday Music Month.)
Great homeschool teaching tips and little lessons for the week ahead, including: New Years, Twelfth Nights, calendrical revolutions, new moons, missing planets, winter poems, Dewey decimals, Guatemalan rivers, a toast to the new year, and more!
Take a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with the River Houses. This week: Louisiana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Guyana.
Happy January 2023! Here’s our monthly review of all the wonderful educational opportunities, little lessons, and teaching traditions you can look for in the homeschool month ahead.
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