For the moment we’ve taken our house off the market. That means that instead of using homeschooling as a stop-gap for my Kindergartner we will be finishing out the year. This alters my plans a little bit. I don’t really think there is too much that should be required of Kindergartners besides letter knowledge and… Continue reading Kindergarten Reading – The Reluctant Homeschooler Edition
Recently I have developed an obsession with Etsy. This seems to happen with me when I feel squeezed for time. Instead of focusing on getting more out of my days, I spend the extra minutes I have scrolling around. My new recent obsession is jewelry. If you know me in real life this seems ridiculous.… Continue reading My Current Obsession
My kindergartner and I just finished Ramona the Brave as our most recent read aloud. I know I am not alone in saying that reading Ramona books is like coming home to my elementary school self. I’m sure there are millions of people who feel the same way. I had such a difficult time with… Continue reading Ramona the Brave
I’m teaching my daughter to read using the Reading Lesson. I like this book. It’s simple looking with lots of white space. It takes the kids slowly through the process of introducing some of the phonetical sounds. (Nothing like teaching someone to read to notice how much of the English language is not phonetical at… Continue reading Reading isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Since we have started formally homeschooling Kindergarten, we’ve added chapter book read-alouds to our day. With my older three children I feel like I rushed into chapter books. I distinctly remember reading the Little House series to my oldest when my second child was born, and he wasn’t even three yet! But, with our fourth,… Continue reading Our Chapter Book Read-Alouds so Far…
I’m homeschooling my Kindergartener. I wanted to add something called a Morning Meeting to our day. If you google “Homeschool Morning Meeting” you will find lots of good ideas for how to structure your morning. But, I wanted something a little less intensive. Something that she could take ownership over. I couldn’t find exactly what… Continue reading Homeschool Morning Meeting – What we’re doing
My children started school on August 14th. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the fact that they went back to school in the absolute middle of summer. As someone who grew up in New Jersey, it is anathema to me to begin school in August, let alone in the middle of August, but here… Continue reading Lessons Learned from Failing My 30 – Day Wake-Up Challenge
My youngest is in Kindergarten and we are closing in on two weeks of homeschooling. My older three are in public school: high school, middle school, and elementary school; which puts me in an awkward spot in the homeschooling culture. I am not new to homeschooling, in fact, if you add up the years that… Continue reading Homeschooling ho?