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
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
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
Welcome to my new site- Treehouse Daily. Why Treehouse Daily? Simply put- we live in an apartment with a porch that is literally in the top of a tree. It faces a stunning mountain views and the tops of trees for miles to come. Our family tells everyone that we live in a tree… Continue reading Welcome to Treehouse Daily!
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!
(note- if you want to see the practical ways of how we are doing a home preschool right now scroll on down, the following is my backstory) Sometimes I feel like a big hypocrite. I have worked with kids- especially birth- 2nd grade- since I was 12. I worked in a Montessori preschool for 6… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: School Days
Before I was a parent I heard about Attachment Parenting and thought it was crazy. Then I got pregnant and started learning more about it and thought it still sounded a but too extreme for me. And then I held my precious baby in my arms and 25 months later we are DEFINITELY an Attachment… Continue reading Montessori Mondays: You’re Montessori and AP?!?!