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 […]

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 […]