When I first started homeschooling, I was excited to fill out my first lesson plan book. I bought it at the teacher’s supply store. It had a big apple on the front, and unlined blocks to write in. I used it faithfully every day, but it didn’t take too long before I began wishing it […]
It’s January, which means we are back to homeschooling again. They needed the break. I NEEDED THE BREAK. Wait, did I say that a little too loudly? Sorry. But it’s true. As I told the boys’ advisory teacher a few weeks ago, I am SO over homeschooling. We’re also drowning in snow right now, and […]
Tuesday is the day I get to sleep in. Well, it’s the day I skip the gym, and since it has been summer I’ve been sleeping in. I don’t get home from work until close to 12:30am, and since my HIIT class at the gym is at 7am, I do take this one day off […]
How can we be talking about next year’s curriculum already? It’s only July, right? Oh wait, I have always had it figured out by July, haven’t I? Ah well, this year isn’t a banner year but I think I have it pretty much figured out. So here it is, The Big List! Math D1: 6th- Teaching […]
When I first began homeschooling, I had so many things set in my head. I knew how we would do our schoolwork, where we would be, what I would hang on the walls, and how well it would all work. Boy was I deluded! 🙂
After 12 years of homeschooling, one thing for sure that I know, is that I didn’t know ANYTHING when we started. Even now, I still don’t know it all. For me, homeschooling does NOT look like a school classroom.
Every year we start off with good intentions. Sometimes we even start off with goals. Really that’s all goals are—good intentions with specific ideas attached. This last year I really didn’t set any goals. We just went with the flow. This year, I do see the need to keep some goals in mind as I […]
Well after my marathon planning day on Saturday, including the 2am bedtime because I wanted to get it ALL written down, I spent Sunday afternoon just looking over my plans and going through the books, again. I wrote it all out after midnight, so I figured the chances that I had messed something up were […]