Field Trip: Jazz Music

Brenna sent me a flyer yesterday for the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet.  They were performing at the community college, and, since Henry really enjoys jazz, we decided to head over there on our lunch break and check it out.  What fun it was!  The performance focused on sharing different styles of jazz music, and educating […]

Art Day: Clay Figures

One: I love making art with the children. Two: It’s not as hard or as messy as you might think! Today, we used Crayola Air Dry Clay, and the “assignment” was to make a figure of any kind, as long as it had at least two legs that it could stand on.  No monopeds!  It […]

Park Day – Again

I think we must have walked at least five miles today, and at a pretty brisk pace, too.  We picked up a chatty guest at one point, and I guess I was moving too fast for him, because he dropped out after about half a mile.  I caught up to him again on the way […]

Homeschool Photography

I’ve decided yet again to do a photography project where you take one photograph every day for a whole year.  Such commitment!  I can raise and care for umpteen children for decades on end, but I have trouble with a photo-a-day project.  {insert eye roll here} Anyway, I have a couple of children who are […]

Back in the Saddle + Growing Caterpillars

Hey, y’all!  I tidied up the kitchen!  And some messy corners of the living room!  Of course, the living room was messied again almost immediately, but the kitchen is still clean.  And I’m even menu planning this morning, since Henry so sweetly woke me up at 4:25, and there’s no sense going back to bed […]

Making Music

When I was in fourth grade, my school offered me the opportunity to join the band.  I remember there was a special assembly where someone presented all the instruments available.  I remember one of my classmates asking if you had to have long arms to play the trombone.  He called her up on stage to […]

Planning Inertia

Usually, I love planning our educational years.  I actually get going in April and May, before we’re even finished with our current year!  But for some reason, this year, I can’t get motivated.  This will be Meg’s senior year, and I guess she’s all mapped out.  That girl knows what she wants.  (Also, she got […]

Evie’s Spider Rescue Service

Links are affiliate links! And the books are really great. They are charming, well-illustrated, fact-filled, and just all around delightful. We love them! However, they do have certain side effects… “I’m coming downstairs!” Evie called. “I have a spider!” “What do you mean you have a spider?” I asked, trying to act casual. “I have […]

The Reason for Summer School

I do not like to give up homeschooling just because it’s summer.  You’d think I’d be looking forward to a little vacation, but I don’t!  Here’s the thing: I am – and always have been – head over heels in love with my children.  I am!  It’s why I wanted to homeschool them in the […]