Preparing for a new year homeschooling is always a process for me. There are things to think about, things to gather, and things to buy. After 15 years I have a pretty good system of planning that works very well. This post contains some affiliate links which do give me a tiny (pennies!) commission if […]
On Thanksgiving Day of 2010, I was sitting at our dining room table with my husband in a house that had been on the market for nearly a year without a single showing. We had just fired our Realtor and had to choose a new one from the three we interviewed the day before. I […]
A while back, I created this functional, but massive, planner notebook for our homeschool. The trouble is, the thing is HUGE. It takes up too much room on the table, on the counter, and on the shelf. Don’t even TRY to stuff it into a bookbag. Today I decided that I had to do something […]
It’s starting again. Our homeschool, that is! We’ve had a month off, and as of this Monday the 3rd, we are beginning again. I love taking an entire month off. It gives me such a great time to recharge just by NOT thinking about school! Doing school in trimesters with a month between each is […]
We hit the phonics, spelling and reading this week. I had the boys read aloud to me. We haven’t done this nearly as often as we should be. I forced them to each pick out a chapter book, and read. This may not sound like a big deal but to be honest… well, you know […]
Always a couple of months before we finish school, my mind begins to wander… into the next school year. I don’t know WHY I do it so early, but I always do. Late spring finds me perusing curriculum catalogs and doing online research. It’s a weird hobby, I know, but it’s one that always kicks in at the same time each year.
We are taking the entire month of April off. So far, it has been less productive than I had hoped, but a much-needed break nevertheless. Last night, very late because I am a night owl, I pulled out my notebook, lesson plan for Old Fashioned Education, and all of our non-academic books. I spread out […]