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

Nature Walks: Lake Ontario

“So come get ready, don’t delay! We’re on a nature tail today.” ~Maurice Pledger, from In the Forest Last Sunday we made a trip up to Lake Ontario to a place I worked as a Dune Steward the summer of ’04. … 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

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