Category Archives: Homeschool – General

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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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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