Category Archives: Homeschool – Choosing A Curriculum Series

Affordable STEM for the Win!

I don’t know about your kiddos, but my daughter LOVES science. And I’m all about nurturing that love wherever I can. We signed up for a Union Station membership which allows us access to Science City anytime we want to … Continue reading

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Changing My Approach

As Em grows, her input is more and more necessary when it comes to planning our homeschool curriculum. For one, I want her to feel that she has some level of control over her schooling choices and what time she … Continue reading

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If You Could Learn Whatever You Wanted…

  This morning Em wasn’t feeling well. She listed a litany of ailments, but her eyes told a different story – one way or another, a day off of homeschooling was in order. We don’t typically break for summer, and … 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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After Assessment Comes…THE PLAN

Now that we have assessed Em’s progress in all of the core requirements for 2nd grade, a basic plan of action is, at least for me, the logical next step. The biggest challenges as I see it is reconciling “what … Continue reading

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Homeschool Budget

For the past couple of years I have had a homeschool budget set for $600 per year. And while it very well may increase in the years to come, that has been the average expenditures for us over the past … Continue reading

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Life of Fred – Butterflies!

With many of learning adventures, I’ll introduce a book or subject that seems to be something the kiddo likes, but turns out after a few forays into it, to not be. I have a child who wants desperately to please me, so it … Continue reading

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Color Me Captivated

Well, you go Ron Paul! I was stunned to see the following headline on my Google Alert for all things homeschool – Ron Paul launches libertarian-edged home school curriculum Say what?! I will admit to being bitterly disappointed when he … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Goals – A Quick Review and Assessment

Driving is great thinking time. As I head from one activity, cleaning or errand to another, I tend to come up with a long list of blog posts, research I need to do, and more errands to run. It never … Continue reading

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Getting The Whole Family In On the Act

Homeschooling is quickly evolving from ‘just Emily and me’ to the entire family contributing. It’s fantastic, it really is. And I can’t help thinking that we are all better for the experience. On Monday, Emily ran out to the mailbox … Continue reading

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