We’ve been homeschooling for a little over six months now. After over a decade working in schools, I am surprised at how totally different homeschooling is! Especially homeschooling in 210 square feet. The parent/child dynamics are so different than the dynamics between student and teacher. I don’t think there’s anything *wrong* with most schools, but… Continue reading A Look Inside Our Homeschool- Funschooling with The Thinking Tree
It has been a long journey since we moved out of the mold on June 6th. We have relocated 21 times and are finally in a long-term space. When we decided to homeschool this year, we had no idea what we'd be facing over the summer. I also could never have imagined how significantly homeschooling… Continue reading A Look Inside Our Homeschool: Volume 1, Language Arts
This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links I will receive compensation (at no additional cost to you). This helps me to continue my blogging efforts and I greatly appreciate your support of my blog on this way. We have officially completed our first month of homeschooling. This… Continue reading Homeschooling Month 1- Complete!
We officially started school on September 8th with Ambleside Online Year 1 Curriculum. For most of August, however, we did a bit of school with their incredible Crisis help page. I can’t say enough good things about this free resource. The Crisis help page is designed for people who have been either displaced from their… Continue reading Our Experience Homeschooling in Crisis and Transition
(I wrote this last night. Some thoughts and reflections on the last two years of being a "school mom" with a chronic illness and of the start of our homeschool time) We had Kindergarten graduation today. The kids have one last day of school tomorrow. Which means one last school night. Maybe for a long… Continue reading One Last School Night…
In 10 school days, I will be a homeschool mom. I am equal parts excited and intimidated. The “plan” had always been to homeschool. However, when we moved to a new town, I got sick, and the store I was working at closed, my kid was lonely and sad. At work, he had all-day… Continue reading We’re Almost Homeschoolers!
I've been kind of quiet from blogging lately. This has partly been because I'm working like crazy but mostly because I've been trying to soak up every moment I can with my son. Because... We are homeschoolers no more!!! In July my son started talking about being lonely and missing his time at the local… Continue reading Big changes in our family!!
Happy Montessori Monday everyone. Today I'm going to show you one of my favorite activities that can be made for FREE! This is a classic Montessori PreK activity that children continue to enjoy and benefit from as they get older. We began this activity with my son at around 18 months and now at 4.5 years… Continue reading Montessori Monday- Color Gradient Matching
My husband had been working an overnight job so we had all our homeschool stuff set up in the living room. That way he could sleep in our son's room during the day because it's super quiet and the master is right on the same side as a busy road and it's loud. He's working days… Continue reading Montessori Monday- new classroom setup
We have been working on learning and matching colors around here lately and I wanted to share some of it with you all. One of the activities we have been working on is so simple to create and was always a favorite in classrooms and my son loves it. I'll let the pictures do the… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: Color time!