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 easy to think “I have 12 years of homeschooling to get them through to the end. I have all the time in the world.” Twelve years seems an eternity away. It IS an eternity away—until it isn’t anymore.
Here we are in May. It’s time to evaluate how your homeschool year went. Is it just me, or does it seem the school year flew right by? How did the year go? Now that you’re hopefully through the annual homeschool mom meltdown (it happens to me every year like clockwork), it is time to […]
So this came in the mail… View this post on Instagram It’s about to get real around here! Countdown T-minus 70 Days. 😳 A post shared by Dawn (@reclaiming_dawn) on Mar 31, 2018 at 11:56am PDT Graduation is June 9th! Do you have an upcoming high school graduation?
Have you starting thinking about the future for your kids? I wonder what they will be doing for a career. Families. Will they have them? A wife and kids? I think about these things and it just boggles my brain. It’s hard to even think about because it seems so far away right now. They’re […]
That hefty volume calls to me. It begs me to plan, plan, plan our year! I must decide what to do, how we will cover it, and write. down. all. the. things. Everything. And you know what they say about the best-laid plans. Or is that the fault of over-planning? We homeschool moms are pretty […]
Homeschooling and living on a tight budget sometimes conflict. There just aren’t a lot of great “sales” on curriculum. There aren’t curriculum mega-stores offering 20% off all Language Arts on Fridays, or buy-one, get one free deals for math manipulatives. Have you ever BOUGHT math manipulatives?! They are what I consider to be a good investment. […]
8th grade is the last chance for filling in gaps. High school is about to happen and this stuff is getting real! My son is very much looking forward to being a high schooler. Not that it changes much for him here at home. This year is all about getting him ready for a high school […]
I wrote a post a couple of years ago about the Civil Air Patrol and homeschooling. CAP is a fantastic junior military program for students ages 13+ interested in possibly going into the service after high school. I received an email this week from the Director of Aerospace Education, Washington State Wing of CAP explaining […]
Finding non-traditional high school literature studies is not easy. You know I’m always searching for ways to adjust curriculum for my son. His Autism forces me to be flexible and creative, or at least find resources that are. Literature and writing are his areas of biggest struggle. We incorporate media so that he can be […]