A few weeks ago, we released the last of our monarch butterflies, and I've been meaning to share my photos ever since. We had only four caterpillars this year. (Last time we had 19!) We think a few of the caterpillars may have been preyed upon by wasps (because we counted more eggs), so we … Continue reading 2020 Monarch Butterflies
I have felt a range of emotions as I read and watch the news over the past couple of weeks. I generally try to see things from all points of view, and sometimes the media makes this hard to do. That's why I read a wide range of media. I wish I could help more, … Continue reading What We All Can Do
Strange Month May 2020 has been a weird month, and I know that I don't have to explain why to anybody. I hope whoever is reading this is okay, and you aren't struggling too much. We're okay. We're still staying home for the most part and only going out when necessary. I don't like having to … Continue reading May
Happy Mother's Day to all you fabulous mamas.
The older I get, the more I find joy in simply being alive. Even when the going gets tough, there's something to be said for being able to experience Life with all its ups and downs. I think it's harder when you are young to see the larger picture of one's life, and it's very … Continue reading April
This post talks about how I block big chunks of our day for our homeschool lessons. If you'd like to know how I schedule the individual, academic lessons within those larger chunks of time, please refer to my blog posts on each grade, which you can find in my menu. For 7th grade, I have … Continue reading Scheduling Your Homeschool Day
I wrote my monthly post for March on the 5th, but so much in the world has changed since then that I thought another March post might be warranted. Whew. How are you doing? I hope your family is healthy and you are coping with the self-isolation that is so important for all of us right now. … Continue reading March Madness & Silver Linings
Starting on Friday, my little homeschooling blog has gotten a big spike in stats. No doubt this is due to the number of parents who are now required to teach their children at home due to the school closures surrounding COVID-19. I wish I could tell them right now not to worry. And, this probably isn't … Continue reading School Closures vs. Homeschooling
It seems imminent that there will be more school closings, and people will be working remotely as the coronavirus continues to spread around the U.S. I hope that it won't be too bad. I hope that no one else will die. But we have to do everything we can do to slow it down so … Continue reading Stuck at Home? Need to Teach Your Kids? Try these ideas.
I have been reflecting lately on how we are homeschooling, or maybe a better way of putting it is that I have been reflecting on how homeschooling is going for my son, my 7th grader. Back when he was five and we made the final decision that we weren't going to enroll him in Kindergarten … Continue reading the mid-point of my son’s homeschool education (7th grade)