Category Archives: Homeschool – General

Real Life Math

There were plenty of moments as a child and teen when I bemoaned having to learn mathematics. Especially algebra. So I prefer to use real-life examples. This past weekend, I woke up to see in the weak morning light a … Continue reading

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Do We Have Mastery?

Talking About Mastery I watched a TED talk by Sal Khan a couple of months ago and I have been referring back to it, time and again, ever since. You can watch it here. Much of the homeschooling we do … Continue reading

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Talk to Me

If I have learned anything from the past five years of homeschooling, it is this: There is no set way to homeschool, no perfect curriculum, no exact fit. Change happens, and it sometimes happens on a daily basis. This morning … Continue reading

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Meanderings and Miscellany

Sometimes, seeing a picture, or reading one of my homeschool friends’ posts reminds me that I need to step back and re-assess, yet again, how I am doing things. But first, a funny story… Ode to Phred My friend Bethany, … Continue reading

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Diving Deep

First Week – SUCCESS!!!! I was a complete stress basket at the beginning of the first week. I was worried that I was taking too big of a bite – our curriculum included Time4Learning lessons (4 math activities, 2 language … Continue reading

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First Day of Fourth Grade Coming Soon!

I had originally planned on starting the homeschool year this past Monday. However, Em’s trip to California interfered with that. She was still in San Francisco on Monday and having a great time with her grandparents and the rest of … Continue reading

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School is Out For Summer!

My husband has done a fabulous job of running the homeschool side of things for the past five months and now it is time for summer break! Each morning, Monday through Friday, he has dutifully tackled spelling, social studies, math … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Off

I decided a nice break from homeschool for two weeks was in order, and we have enjoyed some down time last week and this week. Despite this, we are never without some activity or interest. Here is the latest: Christmas … Continue reading

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December Homeschool Plans

Em had a great month creating her own homeschool curriculum in November. As we enter the last week of the month, it is time for reassessing for December. December homeschool will be short by one week – I plan to … Continue reading

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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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