Changing Leaves. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 14

Autumn is definitely here. The trees in upstate New York are beginning to turn with the season. It’s always glorious. With Elizabeth in school, Paul and I have been able to get more done more often. We finished the fireflies … Continue reading

Slowly Growing. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 12 & 13

Public school started again this past week so Elizabeth is gone after 7:45am every morning.  Camie, blogger at Camie’s Cozy Corner, commented to me that things are always busy during the summer and slow down a bit in the fall. … Continue reading

Nature Walks: Lake Ontario

“So come get ready, don’t delay! We’re on a nature tail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest Last Sunday we made a trip up to Lake Ontario to a place I worked as a Dune Steward the summer of ’04. … Continue reading

Preparation is Essential in Single-Parent Homeschooling. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 10 & 11

It has become apparent to me that to be successful trying to homeschool Paul around my full-time job, I need to plan ahead. I have a boxed curriculum and a parent guide, but those things only get me so far. … Continue reading

Slowly but Surely. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 8 & 9.

Mid-August – that’s incredible!  I can’t believe that it is August 12 already! At the end of July, we took a week off of homeschooling, not really because I had intended to, but because we were busy. That week we … Continue reading

Reflect and Liberate. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 7

Whereas we were getting about 3 days of school in at first, suddenly it’s more like one. What has changed? Probably that we have been busy every weekend with something. I had also been contemplating grad school, but per advice … Continue reading

Dreams, Cloud Shapes, Cats, and Caterpillars. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 5 & 6

Looking back on the last two weeks, I don’t feel like much formal schooling was done, yet I remind myself that at one point I had considered unschooling and really we’re doing lots of other things outside of the book … Continue reading

Hopeful. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 4.

We didn’t squeak in a whole lot of school this week, actually that it was Elizabeth’s first week of summer vacation took some getting used to.  It has thrown off scheduling because we can do bath’s at any time that … Continue reading

Identifying Areas To Improve Upon. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Week 3

Week three done already!  It feels like we’ve been at this for much longer than that!  Paul is into it, he asks to do his “homework” just as sister had to do her’s during the school year.  I love that … Continue reading

Back To It! Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 1 & 2

I am so excited!  I have decided to homeschool Paul for pre-k and we started last week! He is old enough that he would be entering pre-k for the 2017-2018 year, but I just don’t think he is ready to be in school all day.  … Continue reading