November is a time when we pause in America to count our blessings and give thanks. On Veteran’s Day, we give thanks for those who sacrifice to keep us safe and free. Then, on Thanksgiving, we thank God for our freedoms and bounty. One thing that our family is very thankful for is homeschooling–and it… Read More Why We Are Thankful that We Homeschool
If studying Shakespeare has your kids groaning in iambic pentameter (Shakespeare would be so proud!) consider a grand adventure of learning on location at stunning places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare. Grab your passport! Let’s go: Walk where Shakespeare was caught poaching deer in his youth. Sit in Shakespeare’s classroom. Can you find… Read More 21 Places in the UK to learn about Shakespeare.
Linking up with Kelly on this blustery Friday! How did it get to be late October, already? I wanted to pop on here and share some of our ups and downs of the past month. Time is flying by and as the Christmas catalogs start to flood in, I am reminded of just how quickly… Read More #7QT: It’s Been A Crazy October!
The leaves are piling up outside my window! Even though this has been the most dismal autumn I can ever remember, I truly enjoy this time of year. So much fun to be had! Apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, even just taking in the fall colors, every day is an adventure. This was my mom’s… Read More Autumn Possibilities and Printable
It has been a warm couple days after what seems like weeks of heavy rain. The garden is a jungle and the grass is growing quickly. However, Fall really is here! You can hear it in the way the leave rustle and the endless chirps of crickets. Fall always seems to creep up on me…a… Read More What’s on Your Fall Bucket List?
When I began my homeschool, I thought I had it all figured out. I am a certified teacher and hold a Master’s degree in education. I knew how to teach and plan lessons, what else did I need? As I quickly learned, teaching in a school and teaching at home are two totally different things.… Read More Start Your Homeschool on Sound Foundations
Summer is unofficially here! At our home, school is already out. The advantage of homeschooling is we set our own schedules and I like to have June off–well kind of. When the children were younger, this truly was a month off, however it seems the older they get the more activities and social events keep… Read More #7QT Fun Ways to Keep Learning over The Summer
SoSo, I have been following these posts and enjoying a glimpse into what it really means to homeschool. It’s relieving that most don’t look like the polished books and pamphlets but more life real life. When an opportunity came up to share my own, I decided to jump at the chance. It may not be… Read More A Day in the Life: Homeschooling with a 13, 9, 4, and 1 year old
“What is the chicken’s favorite day of the week?” “Fry-Day…that’s a funny one, Mom” —Little Man, age 4 (attempting a joke he heard at the fair) 1 Have you ever been to 1st grade? No, not as a student, as an adult. What you will quickly notice is the unique sense of humor that 1st… Read More First Ever Joke Coloring Book: A Review in #7QT
I am linking up with Kelly–a little late but I hear late is better than never–to share what I learned this first week of schooling! 1 Scheduling two birthday parties within five days is kind of crazy. Scheduling two birthday parties within five days when it is the first week of school and you are… Read More Seven Super Quick Takes: First Week of School Lessons