Quick Review: Michael Clay Thompson’s Language Arts Program, Level 1 and Part of Level 2

I was lucky enough to receive Michael Clay Thompson’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 don’t have, and for that reason, I was … Continue reading Quick Review: Michael Clay Thompson’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 5th and 6th grade, he completed the intermediate series (Kidneys, Liver, and Mineshaft) and then Fractions 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 I’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: Shelli’s 6thand 3rdGrade Curriculum, … Continue reading How Did We Do? Our 2018/2019 Homeschool Review

Project-based homeschooling: American Elm

Happy Arbor Day! In my last post, I told you a bit about my boys’ interest in plants and how we began identifying all the plants and trees in our yard. Even more so than plants, I think my eldest son is interested in trees, and he loves to try to identify them and propagate … Continue reading Project-based homeschooling: American Elm