Reading and the Homeschool

Reader Question: I have a daughter that is Tommy’s age and was wondering what kind of books he was reading either on his own or reading to you? Also does he like to read quietly on his own?  Our 8 year old is our oldest and for some reason reading is MY most challenging subject. […]

Good Enough

The world is so full of a number of things, I think we should all be as happy as kings.   ~Robert Louis Stevenson There is so much to know, so much to do and see, and so little time to learn it all. I have always loved making art of all kinds, but I had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fine Arts in the Homeschool

We planned to start school this year on the fifteenth, but I haven’t got all the lessons planned out yet, so that is definitely not going to work.  I’m making progress, but it’s slow, partly because I’m thinking as I’m planning about why and what and how we should be learning. Let’s take art, for […]