Our 4th Grade Piano Adventures

At the end of May, my 10-year-old marked a full two years of taking piano lessons. In less than two years, he advanced to playing late intermediate/early advanced repertoire. This is quite remarkable, and for me, it finally sunk in just how remarkable this is over the past year. Of course, my husband recognized it … Continue reading Our 4th Grade Piano Adventures

Homeschooling 4th Grade Curriculum

This is the third post I've written about homeschooling the fourth grade. I wrote about our schedule and how I will decide what to work on each day in my last post. Our Curriculum Language Arts My main priority is reading good literature to my boys. I think reading is the best way to learn … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade Curriculum

My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

This year my nine-year-old is in the third grade, and according to the law in Georgia, I'm required to have him tested every three years, starting in the 3rd grade. Fortunately, we do not have to show the results to anyone, so it seemed like a good way to assess how he's doing. But as I … Continue reading My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

Dauset Trails Nature Center

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on January 20, 2016. If you feel like an adventure, consider a drive down to Jackson, Georgia to explore Dauset Trails Nature Center, a private, non-profit center whose mission is to provide environmental education, outdoor recreation and an understanding of early farm life. It has 1400 acres … Continue reading Dauset Trails Nature Center