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

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

Happy 1 Year Homeschooling! And Reflections, Week 48

Today, July 28, 2015, marks one year homeschooling Elizabeth!  Today I will count as the official first day of kindergarten, we are all done with pre-k!  Oh my – my little girl is growing up! Even though we have now commenced with … Continue reading

Nature Walks – June 2015

“So come, get ready. Don’t delay!  We’re on a nature trail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In The Forest As the end of June was drawing nearer, I feared that I wouldn’t really have any good pictures for our nature walks … Continue reading

Elizabeth’s Bright Idea: A Nature Scavenger Hunt!

Just about every day, Elizabeth decides what she’s got for school for that day, in addition to what I have for school.  These ideas usually involve mixing colors, something that she is really intrigued with, and often involve food coloring, … Continue reading

The Proper Pet. Reflections, Week 46

I could hardly say that this week counts as a week of school, Elizabeth and I only did organized school on Tuesday, and again on Saturday night.  I’ve been so crazy running around with getting job applications completed and talking … Continue reading