Notebooking, 2

As I wrote yesterday, we are now a journaling homeschool bunch. I bought Smash Books for the boys over Christmas break and they loved have the freedom to doodle, draw, write, paste collected articles and pics, and to record anything they wanted to remember. In watching how much they learned and how naturally they took […]

Unschooling Seasons

Last night as my son struggled to do his math work, specifically answer questions about seasons & months, I asked Husband to help him so I could finish washing the dishes. It shocked Husband that Big Bird didn’t know which months were in which season. I guess it would shock most folks who went to an institutional […]

Unschooling

As I’ve made it known a dozen times before, we use My Father’s World, a little of Sonlight’s language arts and Heart of Dakota read-alouds. We use them, they don’t use us. E with all of this curriculum, we are unschoolers overall. Just what does unschooling even mean anyway? Ask a hundred people and you’ll get a hundred different […]

Units of Studies

Curriculum is fun. I am a bit of a unit study junky as I collect them when I see a catalog and fall in love. The thing is, I don’t have time to do all, or even half of them. We are ankle-deep into My Father’s World Exploring Countries and Cultures. I have tried everything, Heart of […]

Keeping occupied through it

I think I need to cut back on the coffee. This morning my kid tells me I drink a quart each morning. No way, I maybe drink a pint. He says, no; a pint is 16 oz. So I look for myself and by golly I do drink a quart of coffee in the morning. […]

our value

As an excited young homeschooling mother years ago I wondered about reading, more specifically, when to begin reading instruction. So I ordered the big box of school that came in the mail and when kindergarten arrived we began to learn reading on day 1. What I didn’t know then that I know now is that we […]

You are free, my friend!

I am in love with the curriculums put together by My Father’s World, Heart of Dakota, and Sonlight as I have purchased several volumes of all three, and although I was at one time a slave to them, I am a slave no longer. I still enjoy these programs and plan to use them through our elementary, […]

Using our Words

Everytime I see a movie or someone I know sees a movie that was based on a book they read, we agree that the book was better than the movie. Oh, a movie can entertain and bring tears to my eyes, or make me laugh uncontrollably, but when it comes to knowing the characters intimately, that takes words and vocabulary, […]