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 […]

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. […]

when you’re tired and want to quit

Good Morning and Happy Tuesday bloggers. Hope you are having a good week! Today is a very important CT scan for me. Hope it all goes well, say a prayer for me! Now, on to homeschooling…Some of my favorite homeschooling books are in the series entitled Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison. My books are so […]

from strict to relaxed homeschooling

Homeschooling isn’t supposed to be boring. Homeschooling is freedom. It can bring you joy and can be quite fun.How do we make our homeschool more relaxed and enjoyable? When we began several years ago I was as strict as could be. I set up a mini school “station” in our front room with a giant […]

Weaver vs. Five in a Row

Ah, our last few days off school. We are finishing up the 2 week Christmas break. And as I plan our next few weeks in the kid’s planbook I am back and forth between doing a unit out of Beyond Five in a Row and doing a Weaver unit. Last night I filled in the […]

One Room Schoolhouse

Becoming a one room schoolhouse, is it possible to accomplish this in a modern-day family living room? In my fascination with Charlotte Mason and the Montessori schools of the early 1900’s I began to read the CM volumes. They’re a little pricey. To get all six at once is almost fifty bucks, so I get them one […]