The Spirit of the Holidays. Reflections, Paul’s Pre-K, Weeks 17-19

Six weeks have passed since my last check-in. We’ve been busy – I’ve been busy! Life for me has gotten busier and I have been trying to be gentle with myself and accept that I am not superwoman and sometimes … Continue reading

Overwhelmed. Reflections. Paul’s Pre-K, Week 15

Another week come and gone. And it was a crazy one. I worked over 8 hours both Tuesday and Wednesday, which always leaves me completely exhausted by the end of the week. The kids have also been…difficult…lately. Rambunctious. Obnoxious. My … Continue reading

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

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