Category Archives: Homeschool – General

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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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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Starting Our Week Off Right

I am rather impressed with Em’s response to our recent homeschool routines. A mixture now of unschool and cobbled together learning, she seems willing, motivated, and involved. And that really makes all the difference in the world. Her Day, Her … Continue reading

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Last Week of (My) Homeschool Freedom

I’ve got just a couple more days of homeschool freedom before I take back homeschool from my eldest daughter, Dee. She has been doing a fabulous job of homeschooling her sister in the last few weeks – Emily has responded … Continue reading

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Focusing on Art and Writing

We are halfway through August and Emily has responded to her sister’s homeschool lessons with interest and enthusiasm. Danielle started the first week with an emphasis on art. They visited the Nelson-Atkins, and Emily was tasked with finding a piece … Continue reading

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August Homeschool

August Homeschool…in the Hands of Her Sister I wasn’t particularly surprised when Dee (my eldest, age 26) asked if she could try her hand at schooling Em for a month. She did a lot with her stepson, including teaching him … Continue reading

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Homeschool/Unschool During the Summer

You might have thought, due to my long silence, that I was not homeschooling during the summer. I am, I’ve just been distracted by other parts of my life, like my eldest returning to our home after nine years away … Continue reading

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History, Art, Silliness, and Discussions on Canon

We are getting back into the swing of things after our winter holiday break. We finally completed Story of the World – Ancient Times and moved on to… Story of the World – The Middle Ages This book picks up … Continue reading

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Probiotic vs Antibiotic Unschool Conversation Today

Art and Unschool Conversations There are moments when learning happens and I am stunned, truly and thoroughly boondoggled stunned at how much learning we have accomplished, just in the midst of a simple discussion. This happened today at breakfast time. … Continue reading

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