Well here it is—another school year is upon us. Last year I managed to hardly spend any money on school supplies, this year caught me by surprise by the expense. The really expensive part is that my daughter will be taking Biology this year. Hopefully we can use some of this stuff three more times […]
Okay, I love homeschool conventions. For some reason, it’s where I get my homeschool recharge each year. Just as I’m finishing up a school year and bemoaning the things that I wanted to do that we didn’t do, I get all excited about the next year and what we will do then. If you need […]
I recently listened to an audiobook that was recommended by a friend, so I decided to give the book a review on my blog as it did somewhat apply to homeschooling.
The book title was Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. The author was Carol Dweck.
This book is based on years of research […]
School began in earnest for us last Monday, as we took a deep breath and cracked open new books and started away.
This time of the school year is always so fun and new. We all wonder how it will go this year; if the new science curriculum will be as fun as the pictures […]
So JD Boy (fourth grade) does not like spelling. After spending too many days demanding that it has to be done the way I say, I decided to try to figure out ways to make it more appealing to a nine-year-old boy.
I finally came up with one way for him to practice his […]
I have three kids to plan for this year: Zippy (girl, age 12), JD Boy (boy, age 9) and G’tums (boy, age 6). I have to plan for the two year old too, but that kind of planning changes from day to day. I’ve found it to be a challenge to figure which subjects can […]
Scholastic is having another one of their Dollar Deals. I had fun shopping the sale yesterday. Here is one of the things I purchased.
This is from the book: File-Folder Games in Color: Alphabet. It is game to practice matching lowercase letters with uppercase letters. My kindergartener and I have been having […]
I happen to think that I have one of the cutest kindergartners on the planet living at my house. Here he is with his scooter. He spends hours on that scooter. He tries to keep up with his older siblings on their roller blades, but scooters are hard to get to go as fast as […]
One of the fun things about moving to a new house is that we now have a new school room. I actually am in love with our school room. It is in the attic and only has sky lights for windows. It is a long room, with lots of wall space for books. It was […]