When I started out homeschooling, I read about the Handbook of Nature Study, probably in Pocket Full of Pine Cones but possibly in the Veritas Press Catalog. I mentioned wanting it to my friend L, and she promptly gave Continue reading We Finally Studied Milkweed
I’m so grateful to the various relatives who made this Christmas’s theme the Boy’s New Bedroom! Things aren’t always Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion, but cleaning up is not so impossible anymore. "Trofast" drawers can be put in their Continue reading So, Did Ikea make a difference in the Boy’s Room?
M actually took this portrait of K, He had watched me take 40 shots to get a good portrait of her for her 3rd month photo frame. I was making supper and not really paying attention on her 4th month Continue reading Story of K’s Portrait
Day after tomorrow is the planning meeting for Eagle’s Wings Co-op. Here is my plan for getting ready: I’m going to log in on the web-based schedule making program that our brilliant teen-ager made us, and click on Continue reading Co-op planning meeting
DH says I never do anything by halves. We picked 15 lbs of strawberries yesterday, wanting to be sure we had enough for all the great recipes we wanted to try this year: strawberry scones from Cooks Country Continue reading Strawberry Week
You coo like a morning dove when you wake up. You love to suck on the satin binding on your blankets and taggy book from Mrs Mc. You sound like a cat when you complain that you are tired, but Continue reading Getting to know K
Aha! I remembered what I loved about Summer last year. I’m writing this down because I don’t like transitions, even when the next thing is a good thing. I loved doing errends in the morning without having to jump Continue reading Are We Done Yet?
B found the place value disks very helpful from Singapore Math in explaining what was going on in double digit multiplication and long division. He is up to a long review now of both multiplication and division, he does need Continue reading How we are making out with Singapore Math after finishing Miquon
I’m glad I read an article in HEM about being a good homeschooling representative in the media before this gardening interview: but I now know why we must be charitable when someone does something dumb, or forgets to mention Continue reading The Boys and I on local TV last Summer
It’s all in the tools: M and B wanted to see the versamark watercolor ink show up under chalks, use stamps, and try tearing a paper edge. If they have novel tools, they will make anything. They really do like Continue reading Take THAT Crafters Guilt: the paper crafting stuff got used today!
Today we finished part O of the W.I.S.E. Guide! We have found Cursive First to be very, very helpful for both B and M.