K (wailing from just outside the bathroom door) “I AM in bed!” M, as he glues die cut letters to the Jr FLL team tri-fold board, “Which letter comes first?” because they had gotten bumped on the floor, and he Continue reading Direction Challenge
Why does this make me feel happy? It is nice to see a homeschooling family as normal, not scary people? To be validated by a big organization? Yeah, a homeschooler as a creative educator, not a scared curriculum follower? Not Continue reading A mainstream commercial with a homeschooler in it
At Consent of the Governed. I have an entry in this carnival.
A recent bag of hand me downs had a pair of in-line skates for B, who is still more interested in his unicycle. I dug around for my old pair, and they seem to fit M just fine. (He already Continue reading Look what came out of the closet
When B was my only student, he had a pocket chart on the wall. When we added M to the official list (not just the play doh, math manipulatives, listen to music, go on walks with us, get read to Continue reading How do I keep track of lessons…and Homeschool?
We skipped regular school (B’s just cranks along, he looks at his chart, does his assignments, hopefully does not loose his work between printer and notebook, and remembers where they are when I debrief him. I’m, “the parent at the Continue reading As long as I had to clean house
Dh got up at 5 this morning to help my Mom finish steaming the wallpaper off her living room – she returned the steamer just as the store opened, and they didn’t charge her for today. I let B off Continue reading The Echo-y Sound of Re-Modeling
I’m letting K pick out her next shirt – the one that will hopefully make it to Daddy’s Birthday dinner without bits of Daddy’s Birthday Cake batter on it or glaze. March and April are a bit full around here. Continue reading Wonder What She’ll Want to Wear?
I want the older kids to get practice speaking to each other in a respectful conversation where they make eye contact ocassionally and listen to each other. I think that maybe the Socratic Circles method, where they take turns being Continue reading What am I hoping for again in tomorrow’s class?
M said at breakfast, “But I love Sleepy, Moist, Mossy Days.” DH complimented him on his alliteration. I have to shut my computer off next, I’ve already spent more time reading blogs than I meant to. I finished my first Continue reading Will we ever wake up today?
Unless I need to write down my ideas to figure out what I think. The first co-op is this Friday. I’m not ready to teach my class yet – I haven’t finished writing the curricula yet. Meanwhile I’m getting so Continue reading I may be Taking a blog holiday this week
The seven Minute frosting on M’s birthday cake is so fluffy that it touches the dome of my cake plate. I ordered M’s present late – the get it here in time postage would have been as much as another Continue reading Birthday Prep