What do data mining and targeted internet ads have to do with programming robots? Well, for us, they are directly linked. A Facebook ad targeted directly at me, based on my internet searches back in early 2014 opened up a whole new world for all of us. Continue reading
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…
These sheets are created and organized by grade level for easy planning. Print out a new list each week for your child and pair it with our two-page assignment worksheet. Review the words together discussing the pronunciation, definition, syllables, etc. and then have your child complete 3 of the 5 assignments listed on the sheet. Continue reading
There are many styles of homeschooling and many reasons to homeschool. Our style is Semi-Structured and Common Core Based. (I’ll wait while you cringe because I used the phrase “Common Core.”) It’s the dreaded phrase these days, but I’m not phased by it.
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
When you’re mapping a route to anywhere there’s one rule:
Start at the very beginning…
The best advice is always found in a musical somewhere – thanks Julie Andrews.
Really though, just pick a place to start. 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