we’re coming up to the last day of our homeschool for yet another year. and actually, we’re putting two of the three kids into school next year. and i’m getting sentimental. the times we’ve had have been so amazing and hard and caused so much building-of-patience… on both their part and mine. i’ve been doing… Read More »
I did a fun Instagram thing yesterday where you posted pictures throughout your day- just normal, non-super-posed pictures…just reality. it was actually kind of fun. I tried not to post too many, just enough to show our day. here’s my day: The “toddler” makes sure I’m up Cup of coffee and the acoustic guitar Christmas… Read More »
The kids and I joined my mother on her birthday trip to Springfield. We stopped at New Salem Village – which, if you visit at the end of February, is basically a reproduction village empty of people and open space for your kids to run around. Here they are enjoying: Abe reads a story to… Read More »
Halfway through January and the word Creative is still bouncing around my brain. One goal I had for myself was to follow through on craft and history projects with the kids in school. I know…creativity involves discipline? For me, it does. So, when the book suggested building the Hanging Gardens of Babylon…we got out those… Read More »
She was having a particularly hard day with her school workbooks. She walked in and sat down with this on her head.
Easy idea for studying ancient history – crinkle up brown paper bags and paint your own scenes! Then leave the “cave paintings” lying around your house for a couple hundred years and see if archaeologists can figure out what your kids depicted! (In our case, a baseball game with dad, a dead fish and a… Read More »
We are studying ancient history this year using Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World. (It is a four volume curriculum that takes you through history chronologically.) The very first chapter introduces what history is and what archaeologists do. I found clearance things at Borders to help with our project. They were little blocks of… Read More »
We started school on Monday and I pulled out all the stops in the creativity department. Just kidding. Actually, I saw the Scrabble Jr Cheezits at Woodman’s and thought, “Aha! A way to get SuperBoy involved in spelling!” This being his first year of spelling workbooks, I wanted to make sure he kept his excitement… Read More »