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About Renee Lannan's blog

I live, write, teach and enjoy life from a place of hope and a belief in miracles from seeing first-hand the depths of redemption

Eleven Tips for Making/Tweaking the New Homeschool Schedule

We’re 7 weeks in. And there was a surprise of the unexpected variety. It’s working. I’m ENJOYING the time with my children. I’m having more fun than I did last year. I’m actually teaching from a place of rest. (And I’ve barely gotten through the first chapter of that book…) Continue reading

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Week 6 “Final Project” Drawing Lesson: Character and Landscape

The final project I used in my masters class gave the students a few choices. Continue reading

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Personalized Theme Alphabet for Preschool/K

About assigning pictures/objects to a letter for its sound: it’s much more effective to have that object form the letter shape. Arrows make A, a dragon makes the D shape, etc. The image making the shape reinforces the their acquisition of the alphabet and phonics in the way kids’ brains naturally process information. Continue reading

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Perspective Drawing Lesson, Week 5, Lego Figures

Applying principles of perspective to Lego figures. Continue reading

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My Dad, Monsanto and Christmas Trees

My mom is the one who told me. She told me she saw the information in a TV commercial. Class-action lawsuits against Monsanto, on behalf of people who contracted lymphoma and other cancers after exposure to its weed-killer, Round-up. Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why You Should Still Garden (even when you don’t really have time to do it well)

#1. Your garden going a bit wild leads to some pretty cool things.
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Abstract Drawing Lesson, Week 4

Designed for week 4 of the drawing unit for Classical Conversations, this lesson uses students’ faces–realistic or cartoonish representation–as inspiration. Continue reading

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