Year 2 Links

Lamp + Light Homeschool Community Facebook Group

Before the new school year:

Mother Culture Read: The Brave Learner by Julie Bogart 

Music Instrument Instruction [OPTIONAL]: 

For instruction, my first recommendation is to barter with another homeschool mom/dad. So if you could teach sewing or knitting to a few kids in a trade for them teaching your children an instrument, definitely go that route first. 

 

Try a local homeschool group or co-op and ask around! See if someone from your church is able to teach your children guitar or piano! Sweet grandmas at church love to teach young children piano, I’ve seen that happen so often. It can never hurt to ask around. 

 

This does two things : Your child spends time maybe learning about another person they wouldn’t have gotten to know that’s in their community, and your child learns a skill they might get to use later. Maybe someday they will be the sweet grandma or grandpa at church teaching young children to play for the Lord. 

 

The other thing we do is use YouTube to learn songs that my kids want to learn how to play and follow the instruction for that.

 

For instruments, try seeking local rental, or borrowing from someone or using at someone else’s house. You can also purchase one of the best you can afford and have your children share. Often buying a cheap instrument makes for frustrated learning. 

 

Instrument Grade Suggestions: 

PreK - 2nd: Glockenspiel, Pentatonic Flute or Recorder

3rd - 6th: Keyboard or Piano, Pentatonic Flute or Recorder

7th - 12th: Ukulele, Guitar 

 

Glockenspiel: 

 

Pentatonic Flute or Soprano Recorder:

 

Piano or Keyboard: 

 

Ukulele:

 

Guitar: 

 

Optional FUN:

 

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WEEKLY LINKS

Week 1: 

History: 

Family Time:

Mom Reads: 

  • Fervent by Priscilla Shirer [The optional videos that accompany this study will begin in Week 3. The links will be provided weekly.]

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Family Time: [you can use a combination!] 

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 - Choices for your clay 

 - Paints - It’s best to shop locally for just picking up the colors you need. If you want a stash to use all the time, you can try         these.

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Exploring Nature with Children: 

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