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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

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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What Freedom Sounds Like

It’s like the kids’ game, “telephone,” to use a cliché example. If you go by some headlines, tweets, facebook memes and your neighbor’s reaction, you may have missed the truth about the speech given at the end of the Hamilton theater performance, … Continue reading

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