Author Archives: Renee Lannan's blog

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

Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farms, Review

The Spoutwood Farm Fairie Festival takes place Friday through Sunday on a weekend close to May 1, in Glen Rock PA, on a sprawling, hilly farm. Whether you’re like me and value the whimsy of such an event for your kids to enjoy, or you like cosplay or all things natural, artsy, woodsy or fantasy, this is a unique festival that appeals for a variety of reasons.

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Morisot and Painting Texture

For the final lesson in our Fine Arts unit on famous painters (CC Cycle 2, week 18) we are taking a look at Berthe Morisot–another French Impressionist. Continue reading

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Making Your Homeschool Schedule (and the revelation of a circle graph)

Trying to chart our homeschool schedule just got too complicated on a linear grid. That was the sign–it wouldn’t work. I needed a new kind of schedule. Continue reading

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The “Perfect” Schedule–and When It Falls Apart

This is the hope of the busy parent, right? I configured the perfect schedule for the family, where all things are not only accomplished, but in balance. Then one thing changed… In the words of U2, I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
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Degas with Chalk

…my favorite project so far for the year… Continue reading

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Teaching a Monet Landscape

In this lesson (week 14 for Fine Arts in Classical Conversations curriculum), the entire idea of Impressionism receives its debut. Continue reading

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Teaching Gainesborough, Master English Painter

Here we will study a little about Thomas Gainesborough, an English painter who lived in the 18th century, and I’ll walk you through my lesson of a painting project for students. Continue reading

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