Monthly Archives: September 2015

Changing the Homeschool Schedule Up

      The last two homeschool months have been glorious. Our schedule of a daily/weekly checklist has really worked out for us. As with all things in life, finding a rhythm for our homeschooling journey has often been challenging. I … Continue reading

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The Real Numbers

I have come to the conclusion that I can claim no political party as a good fit…I’m too “hands off mo fo’s!” for Democrats, too bleeding heart pro-social services and (gasp!) socialist health care for Republicans or Libertarians, and certainly … Continue reading

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Seize Those Moments

Yesterday evening a message came across my Facebook feed. It was from a friend posting on our homeschool co-op group, letting the group know her kids wouldn’t be attending class today. I only knew why because I had talked to … Continue reading

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Stealth Reading

I’ve never particularly liked the word “sneaky.” Perhaps I was labeled sneaky as a child and have never recovered. Instead, I’ll call what I do with Emily…stealthy. One section of our library is devoted to homeschool books. And occupying a solid five … Continue reading

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Minecraft…SCHOOL???

Em belongs to a Girl Scout homeschool troop. We meet every two weeks at a local conservancy center and while the girls are busy doing Girl Scout things, the moms sometimes talk or, in yesterday’s case, swap ideas. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Learning to Type by Touch

Memories of Learning How to Type I have fond memories of learning how to type by touch. I learned in middle school, in the eighth grade, on a manual typewriter that had the keys covered with black electrical tape. At … Continue reading

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I Wish I Could Claim Credit, But…

Last Thursday, Em announced that another cellist, a boy she knows a little from the neighborhood (he lives a few blocks away) had joined Harmony Project. She volunteered to help him catch up with what they were doing. As she … Continue reading

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The “Wild Channel”

I never learned to play an instrument. And that is a shame, because I dearly love music. It speaks to my soul, and sometimes, when listening to something that I really enjoy, makes me feel as if I were lighter … Continue reading

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What Life of Fred Taught ME This Week

Em loves Life of Fred. I mentioned in my last post that, after seeing it scheduled on her weekly checklist only twice, she insisted we read five chapters each week, instead of the required two. When asked why she likes Life … Continue reading

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Interesting Developments and Talking About College

In a more recent post I found myself questioning whether or not we can still consider ourselves unschoolers. To me, unschooling means child-led learning, but then I have to wonder, Is there a range here? So if I tell my child, ‘you … Continue reading

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