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

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

Appreciating What We Have

Some days I wonder if I have totally let all character development go out the window, but now as I think about it, I see that it comes through the kids observing my actions as much as words being said.  … Continue reading

Lessons From the Cat. Reflections, K Week 31

Another busy week.  I feel like I say that a lot, but life just kind of gains momentum once March hits and doesn’t slow down until November, as well now having to work on top of everything else adds a … 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

Elizabeth’s 3-V Salad

We went to my dad’s house the other day for a low-carb dinner and I was going to make something but didn’t, so Elizabeth decided that she wanted to offer something of her own. In retrospect, this is not the … Continue reading

Nature Walks – February 2016

“So come, get ready.  Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest February was up and down as far as weather went this year – we had 50-degree days, a day of freezing rain … Continue reading

Of Domestic and Wild Animals: Present and Prehistoric. Reflections, K Week 28

Animals have definitely been on the fore-front this week, from those that roam the outdoors today, to those that live on farms, all the way to those that lived millions of years ago!  It was a wild week! On Wednesday, … Continue reading