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Cincinnati, April 27, 2024

Hi Friend,

Which are you? A “less is more” or a “more is more” person?

Since I'm naturally the latter, I need to daily remind myself to do less, that my less leads to more:

  • more satisfaction,
  • more ease,
  • more peace.

Especially if you need to ease into homeschooling (after the holidays or a vacation or a busy season of life) then you should feel free to test the “less is more” theory of learning.

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I’ve made a SHORT list below (less is more!) to help you. The list covers reading, science, history, literature, math, handwriting, original writing, and following directions.

The "Less Is More" Checklist

    Go to the Juvenile Nonfiction section and have each child pick a couple of books.

    Plan a day of games and play them.

  3. COOK
    Make meals together.

    Read a book, watch the movie version then talk about it.

  5. WRITE
    Compose and decorate thank you notes or pick fun prompts and freewrite.

That is enough for a whole month—in fact, pick one day a week for games and you’ve got it!

Imagine the rabbit trails from a library visit alone. And baking and cooking lead to chemistry and math lessons in real life (Quick tip: read PIE by Sarah Weeks and bake the pies from each chapter).





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Julie Bogart
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