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

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

Is it Time to Give Up Single Parent Homeschooling, or do I Struggle On? Reflections, K Week 22

Homeschooling as a single parent is a challenge.  Well, actually doing the homeschooling isn’t so much, but making it work financially is the challenge.  I can’t say that I am there yet, not making it by myself completely yet, after … Continue reading

Colorful Affirmations. Reflections, K Week 21

I think, when I look back over this past week, the thing that stands out most in my mind is the countless hours that Elizabeth colored.  I personally love to color and colored in my little-kid Disney coloring books through … 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

Science! Reflections, K Week 16

We have finally finished the Moving Beyond The Page curriculum!!!!  Now, we need to go through all our projects and reminisce, make a “Secret Chocolate Cake” to celebrate with, and move onto the Global Village School curriculum. I was so … 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

Am I Audacious Enough to Unschool? Reflections, K Week 10

That which stands out most in my mind this week is the huge doubt I have that I will be able to continue homeschooling in the future.  This is so disappointing, just the thought of it. The position of the … Continue reading