Category Archives: Homeschooling

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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Settling In

Well, we’re home now. And just starting to feel settled. I’ve decided that, if at all possible, we’ll be taking our vacations in May again. That’s when we took our previous two trips and it worked well as far as … Continue reading

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Art

Dayspring has ended for the year. Part of me is relieved. The boys are up there every Friday from 10:15 to 2:30. I make my menu for the week, compile my grocery list, and then go shopping, but sitting around … Continue reading

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