We are back to school this week. 3 weeks off was what we needed. With the new planner, new lesson plan sheets, and a serious schedule, we are back in business. For us, a typical day, with no interruptions, looks somewhat like this: 8:30- kids turn off their Kindles, eat breakfast. Their chores need to… Continue reading Homeschool Day in the Life
Lots again as usual. I know, your shocked. Put on your shocked face.. The house is getting stained. Finally. It's been on the list all year, but a soggy spring and a busy summer kept it on the list. Hubby started it last week got a few days in and then its been damp and… Continue reading What's Going on Around Here Lately..
Schooling your kids at home has its own challenges. Sometimes it seems as if the whole world is against you getting anything done at all! At least the world around you this minute. Sometimes it is. Little ones need your attention. The house needs cleaning. (desperately) Dinner needs making. Then there is basketball, football,… Continue reading How About a Few Tips and Tricks??
I scheduled my blog topics for this month. Thought I would try something new. Organizing. My blog topics that is. I am pretty good about organizing lots of other things, just not things that are not concrete, like kitchen utensils. Writing and blogging are not concrete. They are abstract and, well, can be a bit… Continue reading A Homeschooling Post
One week into school and I finally decide that I really need to get organized and figure out just what in the world we will be doing!! Truthfully, for the most part, we will be doing a whole lot of whatever we feel like studying. But I want to have some things in place so… Continue reading Finally, A Home School Plan is in Place
Today is the first day of school for many. Some sent their kids off to school, with a tearful good-bye. (the kids, not the parents!!) Others keep their kids home with them. What in the world would ever possess one to do that??!! Me. And actually lots more people every year! I was reading the… Continue reading This is Going To Be a Challenge isn't it??!!
I have had my share of reluctant learners. Some of my boys were not interested in school at all. One didn't even really want to learn to read until he was almost 8! Unheard of by today's standards I know!! But you know, I have read some compelling arguments for putting off traditional school until… Continue reading Homeschooling: Teaching Reluctant Learners
Yea... I am still not sure about that. I surprises me that people like and WANT to read my blogs. Especially those of you that aren't my family!! You really don't HAVE too you know!! haha! I love each of you! You have encouraged me and I appreciate it. I REALLY do!! As I was… Continue reading Me?? A Writer??
I homeschooled 9 kids over a span of about 15 or so years. I schooled at the most, 5 at a time. That was my max. I learned a few things along the way. I learned that not everyone learns the same way. Some of my kids learned easily by doing workbooks and working through textbooks. … Continue reading My Life Homeschooling 6 Active Boys!!
I am a former homeschool mom. I schooled my kids for about, Oh, I don't know, FOREVER!! I am still recovering a little. Truth be told, homeschooling and having your kids around 24/7 is hard work! Not gonna lie to you about that!! But it is totally worth it!! They are interesting people I must say!!… Continue reading Some Thoughts From a Recovering Homeschooling Mom…