Don’t you get tired of all the disparaging remarks about homeschooling? Or really about children in general? Lately, I’ve had so many “bless your hearts” and “you have your hands full” and “I just don’t have the patience.” I usually just smile and nod and move on. But I think I’m going to have toRead more
Some of my favorite blog posts to read are the “day in the life” type posts. It is fun, interesting, encouraging, and often hilarious to read accounts of a homeschool day. So, to keep a record of the chaos here and to one day be able to look back with a smile, here is ourRead more
Tiger has a brand new big boy bed! Yay! He’s so proud! However, we have one problem…we don’t always quite make it. Just a few more steps!
You would think I would learn! But no, apparently not! If the kids are quiet for more than 10 seconds, my life is over. Disaster! However, sometimes I have to do dishes or laundry or take a phone call or feed the baby. This time it was the dishes. I was just trying to getRead more
Magnets plus cookie sheets equals hours of fun……………. Precision with pattern blocks……….. And there’s always just plain ol’ boxes………. Yet, somehow it’s still hard to keep them out of trouble!
I looked at this curriculum several times but could not figure out what I would need to order to make it work. It just seemed…….overwhelming. Then I talked with a mom who used it and she steered me in the right direction so I took the plunge and ordered it. I have the beginner studentRead more
As Christians, should we teach mythology? And if we feel we should study mythology, when should it be introduced? I’ve noticed that in some homeschooling circles you can get yourself shunned pretty quickly if you are studying the legends and myths of other cultures. On the other hand, there are other circles in which theRead more
Tiger is a typical boy. He’s had stitches. He has chipped teeth. He shoves things up his nose. He’s had more “boo boos” than I can count. He runs, he jumps, he climbs, he bites, he hits, he spits……..and apparently he leaves a trail behind him – a trail of snot – on my couch. Read more
I recently discovered the Block Schedule. I know, where have I been? This is making my life so much easier (and also less boring). Before I talk about my new schedule revolution, let me explain how I plan. I plan by the week. I have a grid with 4 rows-one for each week. At theRead more
One of the favorite parts of our day is our history time. We are loving Tapestry of Grace which I’m still trying to figure out…We are covering early Biblical history right now and today we read the story of Noah. We read about the ark, the animals, the flood, and Curly was struck by theRead more