Category Archives: Homeschooling

Bouncy Balls

Gabe has been begging to make slime for months and months now. I kept putting him off because I didn’t have the clear glue it called for and because I’ve heard that borax is something that really shouldn’t be handled … Continue reading

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Tinker Crate Fun

Ben scoured an amazing deal on Tinker Crate which we gifted to the boys for Christmas. It was just two boxes, but it ended up totaling $8 and we were given a bonus Doodle Crate. This past week was busy, … Continue reading

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Ready to Rock

Luke started taking music lessons at School of Rock about 8 months ago. He started off taking weekly lessons and they quickly encouraged us to enroll him in one of the performance classes.┬áKids in performance classes not only have private … Continue reading

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First Snow Day of 2017

Today we woke up to snow blanketing the trees and ground. It was only a few inches, but it was perfect. The creek that cuts across the back of our property isn’t much, but it does look neat in winter. … Continue reading

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Captain Fantastic

I’ve been wanting to watch Captain Fantastic since I first viewed the trailer. It features a homeschooling family that lives out in the wilderness. Instead of video games and tv, the kids spend their days gardening, hunting, rock climbing, playing … Continue reading

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Homeschooling in December

Random homeschooling notes. We put together a cheapy science kit early in the month. It has a thermometer, rain gauge, weather vane and barometer. Oh, and compass. It was easy to assemble and while it probably won’t last long,┬ábut even … Continue reading

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Homeschool Update: Life of Fred Financial Choices, Schedule Change, and More

Gabe finished the Life of Fred Math Series so I had him start on the Financial Choices book. He said it isn’t his favorite, but he’s also talked about some of the principles he’s learned so I believe it’s making … Continue reading

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First Dance, 18 Years, and Everything in Between

I feel silly saying “We’ve been busy, ” because, well, who isn’t busy these days? I guess it just amazes me because we used to have a lot more down time and now we don’t and I don’t see that … Continue reading

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Bank Field Trip

Yesterday we toured the First Community Credit Union with our homeschool co-op. The woman in charge of education has been teaching weekly at our co-op and Gabe has learned so much! We got to look at the coin counting machine, … Continue reading

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First Day and Cookie Bars

Our first real day of school went about as well as can be expected, I suppose. We started off with Mystery of History. The boys enjoyed that because they like when I do lessons with them. As they get older … Continue reading

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