Homeschooling

2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans

2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans

WARNING: Super long homeschool post… In years past I’ve posted what our schedule and plans are for the homeschool year. Those of you who have followed my blog over the long haul know that a lot has changed. My posts have changed and what was my normal post almost no longer exists.

Homeschool Curriculum for 2014/2015

Homeschool Curriculum for 2014/2015

This year is going to be a lot like last year in terms of the curriculum we are planning on using. I guess that’s a good thing! I’ve found stuff I like and that Tonchi (Hopefully Koa this year) do well with. So even though I see other new stuff that looks cool and grabs(…)

Curriculum Sale

Curriculum Sale

This is atypical for me, but I’m TRYING to off load these books and make some mullah for my school needs for next year. I’m also in PURGE mode and having these boxes of books sitting in my living room is MAKING ME CRAZY!!!!! I’m not counting these in my purge numbers since they didn’t really originate in(…)

Summer Schedule 2014

Summer Schedule 2014

Many of you already know that I’m a detailed planner. I plan EVERYTHING, or at least attempt to… but that is also my downfall too. Sometimes I can’t just relax and not have a plan and just let things play out, and sometimes that makes for the best day, week, vacation, weekend, etc. I’m working(…)

Common Core Documentary

Common Core Documentary

There has been a lot of talk these days about the Common Core and what that is. I was alerted by HSLDA that a short documentary was recently completed and is free to view online to help bring some light to the topic. The video is a little less than 40 minutes and offers a(…)

Parental Rights Amendment

Parental Rights Amendment

I was reading a notice sent out by HSLDA about the increasing loss of parental rights and how easily our children can be removed from our homes.  It is so sad to see that it doesn’t take much.  Just a neighbor, in some cases stating that “the parents are involved in questionable activities” is enough.(…)

Kids Reading from 2013

Kids Reading from 2013

As you can tell from my reading lists, current and past, reading is super important to us. Especially for the kids. Tonchi LOVES being read to and will often spend hours just looking at books! He is just starting to learn to read and picks out words here and there, but is usually content with(…)

The Start of First Grade!

The Start of First Grade!

  So today was our first day of first grade for Tonchi! I know everyone says your children grow up so fast, and I am a firm believer! I can’t believe he is already 6 and that he now has 3 younger siblings. I love them all dearly and can’t imagine life with out them,(…)

Help our International Homeschooling Brothers and Sisters

Help our International Homeschooling Brothers and Sisters

This is a case that has been ongoing, but that I was just made aware of today… There is a family in Germany who was homeschooling their children when the government told them they weren’t allowed to continue.  They were fined, their children were going to be taken away and they were facing possible imprisonment.(…)

Homeschooling 101

Homeschooling 101

I’m sure (99.9% sure) this won’t be the only post on homeschooling.  We have entered into this venture at the start of the school year with Tonchi and I’m thinking it’s about to become my life for the next 15+ years… if we go this route with all the kids.  WOW!  Really… 15+ years?  I(…)