It’s adventure time!
It’s that time of year again – time for us to start up our ‘formal’ school schedule. Sometimes our formal schedule is quite rigid and we stick to the plan, other times the universe tosses us off that path, we throw caution to the wind and say “whatever!” Somehow, it all seems to work out. Right now, the curriculum is picked, the schedule is set, and we’re ready to go. But this year is very different for us…
What is your learning style?
I was having a discussion with another homeschooling mom today and we got on the topic of learning styles. One of the best parts about homeschooling is being able to adapt the curriculum and lessons to your own child’s learning style.
Setting up realistic goals for our first year of homeschooling wasn’t easy.
I was overwhelmed with information at first. I had read blog after blog looking for advice, structure, and plans. The entire summer before our third-grade year I researched, looked at curriculum, read blogs, took notes… Continue reading
I wasn’t lost – but who has the map?
Full disclosure right now – I’m starting this blog a few years into our homeschool adventure. So it’s going to look like I was a hell of a lot more organized than I actually was at the time. I spent many months getting ready but truthfully I had no idea what I was doing.
It was the exact same feeling I remember from when my son was born. Continue reading
Am I smarter than a 3rd Grader – That was the million dollar question.
I know how to be a designer. I know how to go to school and learn. I know how to be a wife and a mother… but did I really know enough to teach my son everything he needs to know in third grade? (and beyond!?)
If you are homeschooling, or are thinking about it, you’ll know this feeling well. There are doubts that enter your mind when it comes to educating your kid. We don’t get a degree to change a Continue reading
“School stinks – It’s 6 hours of wasted time!!”
My son said that to me a few years ago–actually, he pretty much yelled it at me. He was the ripe old age of 7 and was 3 months into his 2nd grade school year. I couldn’t help but smirk at first and shrug it off. After all, he was 7. What did he really know about wasting time?