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
The kids are always asking me, What’s next? and When are we going to do such and such?and What is after such and such? And even if I answer their question 50 times, it still pops back up. Rather than try to recite the schedule 20 times a day, I made them their own schedules.Read more
We’ve been using Math-U-See, and I do like it and Curly does seem to like it but………I spent too much time on the Well-Trained Mind Forum Curriculum Board. Oh dear, that’s one dangerous place to be! But what else to do while I’m nursing Ladybug early in the morning? Anyway, my time spent there hasRead more