Category Archives: Homeschool – General

2018 Semester End and Christmas Break

Semester End and Christmas Break We never stop homeschooling, not really, but the next two weeks will see a vastly reduced schedule as we relax and enjoy the holidays. We are a little behind, right at 42% of our total … Continue reading

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Now She’s Done It!

There’s nothing quite like returning to homeschool with a bang and a burst of energy. As Em tackled subtracting decimals for homeschool this month, I began to read. First in line, The One and Only Ivan, our current morning reading … Continue reading

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Look Who is Back! And Look Who is Three!

Back in the States After a full month in Europe, my beautiful girl is back home and we were both so relieved and happy to have her home. Em and her grandmother traveled through France, Germany and Belgium. They saw … Continue reading

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Hope Rises, So Does Fear

Yesterday was the six month meeting with the Family Support Team – a group of professionals as well as foster and bioparents. Well, at least that’s the hope, unfortunately Little Miss’s mom has only attended the first of these meetings, … Continue reading

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I Love This Child So Much!

This past month has really seen some changes – maturity, thoughtfulness, responsibility and accountability. I want to share these with you because it feels like they activated all at once! No Arguments or Foot-Dragging Over Homeschool And believe me, I’mĀ grateful. … Continue reading

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Three Day Homeschool, Sly James and the Zoo

Monday and Tuesday were “homeschool free” days, but we’ve been packing in the learning today! Our “Three Day” Homeschool Week Balancing work with homeschool is tricky. I had originally envisioned working in the afternoons and homeschooling in the morning, but … Continue reading

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The First Week of Sixth Grade

A Decent First Day Ah, the return to homeschooling! It certainly had its fits and starts. I knew I had a cleaning later in the afternoon and I also had some errands to run, but I expected we had the … Continue reading

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Enter the Seesaw – the Push and the Pull

It began the last day of school. The doubt. The longing. Em was suddenly unsure what she wanted to do – return to homeschooling or return to public school in the fall. And I will admit, I was of two … Continue reading

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First Day of Fifth Grade

First Day of Fifth Grade The “first” day of school is rather a misnomer around here. After all, we school year-round, so I consider the 4th grade school year to officially end on July 31st, followed by the “first” day … Continue reading

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Word Nerds! (and other stories)

Word Nerds! The call went out for class proposals with my local homeschool co-op and I immediately responded with the class I’ve been planning and talking about for several months. Word Nerds is partĀ spelling bee, part etymology, part writing and … Continue reading

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