This year I have two middle-grade learners at home, age 11 and 13. Because they're so close in age, they'll be doing most of the same things, albeit at different levels. In this post I'm sharing our general plans and key resources, but I'll share more throughout the year, giving more specific resources and how we do things. Daily … [Read more...] about Homeschool Plans 2020/21
For the past several years I've been thinking maybe this is the last year I'll homeschool, but nope! When I started with Kathryn as a kindergartner way back in 2005, I had no idea I'd still be at it fifteen years later. Then again, at that time I had no idea we'd have more kids. Life is full of curve balls, and 2020 may go down as the … [Read more...] about Here we go again.
While my mom was in town last month, we decided her visit was a great excuse to do a guided tour of our little town. We'd been eyeing this for a while as a fun way to learn more about where we live. Of course, as homeschoolers, it's a great educational opportunity as well! We made a reservation (recommended during the busy season) with Surf … [Read more...] about Tourists in our own town: field trip fun
"Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars?" -Nora Roberts I'm turning into a flower geek, thanks to one of the nature guides I bought from thriftbooks. This one by Reader's Digest is just fantastic. I have it on a table on my porch and I'm enjoying taking my tea … [Read more...] about Life lately: end of school year
"Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it." - Mary Oliver That's what I try to do here: pay attention and share the wonder. This month had a whole lot of astonishing, including Aunt Kathryn stealing Khloe kisses. Still one of my favorite photos of the month, even with all the rest of the excitement … [Read more...] about Life lately: October 2017
We enjoy field trips so I'm trying to do better about planning them. A couple of weeks ago I set aside time to list a whole bunch of field trips in our area. Opportunities abound: we have no excuse not to do at least one a month, maybe more if weather and schedules cooperate. For our first of the homeschool year, we toured a history museum just up … [Read more...] about NC Maritime Museum: homeschool field trip