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I love our homeschool Morning Time. Come have a sneak peek at the contents of one of our Morning Time Baskets.

A few weeks ago, I shared our beautiful and peaceful morning time routine. This lovely transition to our homeschool was inspired by the Morning Time Basket program.

I realized as I shared about our morning time routine, how our basket will have a life of its own. I imagine the contents of the basket will regularly change. We will take away books and items and will add new contents probably every few weeks.

Today I would like to share what’s in our Morning Time Basket for the month of April.

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The Contents of Our Morning Time Basket (April)

Bible

This month we are using The Jesus Storybook Bible and the Jesus Calling Children’s Devotional for our Bible studies.

Social Studies

We’re studying The Story of the World (Volume II). We also have the audio CDs to this book. It’s awesome to listen to.

We have a Compassion Canada foster child. Every few months, Compassion Canada sends us the Compassion Explorer children’s magazine. This month, we’re reading through the latest edition. Past editions of the magazine can be downloaded for FREE from the website as well.

We’re also going to be 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 Amelia Earhart.

Also handy in our Morning Time Basket is the fabulous World Scrunch Map! I love using this map when we need to look up a city or a country during Morning Time. We simply unfold the map to use and then squish it back into its bag when we’re done! Amazing!

Language Arts

The girls have been loving the read alouds we do during Morning Time. This month’s classic is The Story of Doctor Doolittle.  We’re also enjoying the occasional reading from Aesop’s Fables.

We have a Kindle in our Morning Time Basket as well. What I love about the Kindle, is we have large collections of classic books and poetry stored on the device.

Science

Our science during Morning Time often includes books as well. We will read a section from Everything on Earth (Everything You Need to Know) or do an experiment from Usborne’s First Encyclopedia of Science.

Music

We use Morning Time to sing hymns and praise and worship songs but we also study classical pieces of music. I love to use SQUILT (Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time) for this purpose. There are links to musical pieces to listen to, as well as notebooking pages for us to collect for our learning portfolios. We are still working on composers and music from the Baroque Era.

Art

One of the last activities we do from our Morning Time Basket is art. I have artist journals for the girls, as well as watercolours, and a package of oil pastels. Sometimes they do art based upon inspiration that came from Morning Time and sometimes I use an art book as a provocation.

So that’s the contents from April’s Morning Time Basket. I love seeing how this basket of learning expands and evolves.

Reflect:

What books and materials are you reading and exploring with your children lately? Please take a few moments to comment below! I would love to hear from you!

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of Deliberate Homeschooling, The Deliberate Mom and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about her homeschooling journey and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
 
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