History Lesson Log #5: The Islamic World

I don't always have the resources to delve deeply into a topic, but as far as the Islamic World, the thirteen-year-old and I have read over a few texts and listened to his dad's podcast on the topic, and I think that's good for now. We will eventually watch some Great Courses on Islam, but … Continue reading History Lesson Log #5: The Islamic World

Planning Junior High Homeschool

My son has finally reached junior high school or 7th grade. I won't dwell on how quickly this happened. šŸ˜® {Note: Every state seems to have different terms for these middle years. In Georgia, they call 6th-8th grade "middle school," but for simplicity's sake,Ā I consider 6th grade part of elementary school and 7th & 8th … Continue reading Planning Junior High Homeschool

Quick Review: Michael Clay Thompsonā€™s Language Arts Program, Level 1 and Part of Level 2

I was lucky enough to receive Michael Clay Thompsonā€™s Language Arts Program, Level 1, a.k.a. The Island Level for free when I wrote a comprehensive article on grammar programs for home/school/life magazine. Being able to see a full curriculum before buying it is a luxury most homeschoolers donā€™t have, and for that reason, I was … Continue reading Quick Review: Michael Clay Thompsonā€™s Language Arts Program, Level 1 and Part of Level 2

Quick Review: Life of Fred Intermediate Series, Fractions and Decimals and Percents

To see my review of the Life of Fred elementary series, click here. My son has always loved Life of Fred. He completed the elementary series by the end of the fourth grade, and in 5thĀ and 6thĀ grade, he completed the intermediate series (Kidneys, Liver, and Mineshaft) and then FractionsĀ and Decimals and Percents. He always went … Continue reading Quick Review: Life of Fred Intermediate Series, Fractions and Decimals and Percents

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

One of many highlights of our recent trip was being able to visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. If you've been following my blog for awhile, you'll know I've written several times about my younger son's love of birds. He's nine-years-old now, and he's been talking about birds since he was … Continue reading The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

How Did We Do? Our 2018/2019 Homeschool Review

At the beginning of each year, I write a post about what curriculum and resources Iā€™m planning to use. At the end of each year, I write a follow-up, letting you know what I changed. Because I always change something. So this is my follow-up to At Home with the Editors: Shelliā€™s 6thand 3rdGrade Curriculum, … Continue reading How Did We Do? Our 2018/2019 Homeschool Review