Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (and Carnivorous Plants)

As I mentioned in my last post, we had good opportunities to do some birding on our trip to Mississippi, and this is my eight-year-old's biggest interest. On our last day of vacation, we made a stop at the Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge, and we were hoping to see these amazing birds at the … Continue reading Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge (and Carnivorous Plants)

PDF Resource: How To Homeschool 1st Grade/The Early Years

How do I teach 1st grade? What are my kids supposed to learn? What resources should I use? How do I plan lessons and schedule my day? How do I meet other homeschoolers?  The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years will answer these questions and more. This simple guide also shows you how to create an environment that … Continue reading PDF Resource: How To Homeschool 1st Grade/The Early Years

Marie Curie’s Homeschool Co-op

Today is the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, the distinguished Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. She was the first woman and first person to win the Nobel Prize twice. As a coincidence, I've been reading a biography of Marie Curie, written by Robert Reid in 1974. The book may have already been surpassed by … Continue reading Marie Curie’s Homeschool Co-op

Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Here I am teaching 2nd grade for the second time to my eight-year-old. I consider second grade part of those "early elementary" years where children should have more time to play and explore than do sit-down academic work. But my youngest son has a little more structure and academic lessons than his brother did at … Continue reading Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Our 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Here we are: the fifth grade! I guess you could say I "officially" started 5th grade on September 1st this year, but truthfully, I started some of this curriculum a little earlier, and some of this is just a continuation from last year. I only use grade levels as a sort of approximation or guide. … Continue reading Our 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum