Ever since we started incorporating morning time into our homeschool days, all of us have been happier. I love our beautiful and peaceful morning time routine. I especially enjoy it during these warm summer months. Some days, we carry our morning time basket outside and start our studies in the yard.
This lovely transition to our homeschool days was inspired by the Morning Time Basket program. This was the best homeschool investment I’ve ever made. My children used to resist beginning our homeschool time. They would procrastinate and whine. Now, as soon as I start singing our Morning Time song, the girls coming running and gather around me.
It’s been a while since I shared the contents of our Morning Time basket, so today I would like to invite you to come have a peek at what we’re enjoying during the month of July.Need some Morning Time inspiration?! Check out these inspiring books and #homeschool supplies! Click To Tweet
The Contents of Our Morning Time Basket (July)
We’re studying The Story of the World (Volume II). We also have the audio CDs to this book. I will sometimes play a chapter from the CD while I prepare another activity for the girls (such as an art or cooking activity).
I have an old book about Alberta that I’m reading on a daily basis. We’re also looking through our most recent edition of Kayak magazine. Kayak is a fabulous Canadian history magazine for kids. My girls love it!
Every month, we read the biography of a famous person in history. This month we’ll be reading the biography of Walt Disney.
One of my favourite items in our Morning Time Basket is the fabulous World Scrunch Map! We simply unfold the map to use and then squish it back into its bag when we’re done!
Our science during Morning Time often includes books as well. Since we’re studying plants right now, we are reading the Eyewitness book, Plant and filling out pages in our Plant Study Notebooking Journal.
Another beautiful part of our Morning Time routine is when we sing hymns and worship songs. Right now we’re enjoying singing along with the CD, Hymns That Are Important To Us by Joey & Rory.
One of the treasures in my Morning Time routine is SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time). The SQUILT curriculum helps us study classical pieces of music. We enjoy the linked videos, activities, and notebooking pages. Even my youngest daughter gets in on SQUILT! We are still working on composers and music from the Baroque Era.
This month we’ll be working on the FREE online kid’s art projects from Carla Sonheim’s website. I love her tutorials and the girls enjoy it too!
So that’s the contents from this month’s Morning Time Basket. I love seeing how this basket of learning expands and evolves.
What books and materials are you reading and exploring with your children? Please take a few moments to comment below and then share this post with your homeschool communities!