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.
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(…)
School started this week! And so far so good! We usually start the 2nd week in September and did exactly that again this year! It’s been nice to be back on a schedule, but at the same time it makes me feel so busy and so much to do that I’m not giving us a(…)
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(…)
We made it through first grade and it was a great year! Tonchi did a great job and it was so much fun to see him grow and learn throughout the year! We worked hard and tried to stay on schedule, but there were some days we skipped school and had catch up days on(…)
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(…)
Late last year I posted a series on how to find good deals to support and bless your family, especially when finances are tight. The purse strings are still pretty tight around here and as summer approaches I start to think about what curriculum I’m going to start accumulating for school next year.
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(…)
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.(…)
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(…)
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,(…)
This post is a little late coming out, but a week and a half ago we had our last day of school for this year! Since we are homeschooling, we weren’t going to have a graduation, but I still wanted to do something special.
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.(…)
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(…)