Meg’s Courses, 11th Grade, 2016-2017

History and Literature: Roman Roads Media “Greeks” (Literature and history) A full year French Revolution history and literature unit of my own design Latin: Henle II (Memoria Press) Greek: First Form (Memoria Press) Math: Precalculus (Teaching Textbooks) Religion: History of the Church (Didache) Science: Exploring Creation with Marine Biology Literature is included in both history […]

Two Weeks In

I still have a few things I haven’t prepped or planned for, but the first two weeks of school have been an unqualified success! Smoothest start ever, I think. Why? Kind of loose a schedule. I’m not planning to do this or that on this particular day. I have it set up so the little […]

My Boy

He’s fifteen. He’s already man-sized, and he’s got a lot of growing left to do. He’s strong. He says, “Can I carry that for you?” I say, “It’s heavy…” He says, “Nothing is heavy for me.” He loves his little siblings, and he’s a good friend to his older sisters. He spends hours watching his […]

Apple Picking

We haven’t been to an orchard since 2003. Most of my poor children can not remember ever going apple picking. Ever. I had an excuse when we lived in Georgia; apples don’t really grow there, so we really couldn’t go. But we’ve been here for eight years. The orchard isn’t far away at all. And […]

How Silly of Me

Yesterday, I got word at the last minute that there was a free event that afternoon at the art museum. “I wish we weren’t doing chickens, today,” I mentioned to Delaney early in the morning. “Otherwise, I’d totally be there.” She looked at me with raised eyebrows. “You know you can do both, right? You’ll […]

It wasn’t THAT windy…

We were minding our own business, eating a lunch of tuna salad sandwiches and enjoying the breeze on our almost finished patio. Suddenly, we heard a noise, like a cracking or a falling. “I hope that wasn’t the beehive,” said I. “More likely it was the tent,” said he. “You’re both wrong,” said Meg, returning […]

Notes: 1/180

Evie already knows her ABCs from singing and pointing at the letters at the end of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Eric Carle’s ABC.  So when I formally introduced her to the letters a, c, t, s, and o this morning, I wasn’t too surprised that she knew their names, and she knew most of […]