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

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

Turtle Courses. Reflections, K Week 30

Elizabeth and I wrapped up the farm unit this week, all except one last bit of writing in her journal.  It was a fun yet busy week, both around school and in general. On Monday, we made little ‘animalitos.’  The … Continue reading

Single-Parent Homeschool: Time vs. Money, Money vs. Time. Reflections, K Week 27

I figured out the question, finally.  I figured out the answer as well. I know myself.  I know when I’m trying to make a decision – a big one. It has felt that way over the past few weeks, though what … Continue reading

I Forget That Not Everyone Supports Homeschooling – Good Thing I Don’t Care. Reflections, K Week 26

I do forget sometimes that not everyone supports homeschooling, and I’m always baffled every time a situation arises with someone who doesn’t.  Or rather, I’m always unprepared and don’t recognize their response as such, don’t expect it at all.  I’ve had a … Continue reading

When You Begin, Start With Yourself – When Determining Why You Homeschool, Which Curriculum to Use, and in Your Daily Teaching

After a year and a half of homeschooling, almost 6 years of parenting, and almost 34 years of being alive, I’ve learned that I am an introspective person, and I value that in myself.  For some people, the difference between being … Continue reading

Experiential Learning Makes for a Rich Life. Reflections, K Week 18

Experiential learning.  We’ve all heard the term, but not many of us actually know what it is.  I do know that I have been leading my child’s learning using it, though it may not have been a prominent part of my vocabulary. Wikipedia’s definition: … Continue reading

Exploring Unschooling Preliminarily. Reflections, K Week 13 and 14

Time goes by so fast!  I can hardly keep up.  (I know I can’t with my house though.)  Yet, I’m not getting anywhere, interestingly. Nothing has really changed here: no new job, still homeschooling, everything the same.  Time just seems … Continue reading