I have plans to leave with a friend overnight later this summer. I seriously can’t wait. Time to just be a girl and sleep? I could cry right now just thinking about it. The only thing that I am dreading is leaving my son. He is already anxious about it. For weeks he has been… Continue reading Party Planning And Thank You Notes For Kids
We are mid-way through our summer. We have splashed in the water. We have played in the waves. We have gotten the mosquito bites. We are now fully in the swing of all of the summer things. I went into June with specific priorities for our summer learning this year. Keep a schedule (my kiddos… Continue reading Seven Tips For Learning At Home This Summer (and during the school year too!)
I am a paper girl. There, I said it. I love notebooks. I love pens in every color. I love stationery stores. It’s no surprise that usually I buy a new paper planner each summer, as I begin planning for the upcoming school year. But the truth is, as my boys have gotten older, the… Continue reading How Online Homeschool Planning Is Saving My Sanity
It’s summertime. Around here, that means a lighter school schedule, visits to the beach and easy science activities that my boys can do on their own (outside of course!). It also means that I am planning for our new school year. I know the planning part of homeschooling is not for everyone – but it’s… Continue reading Homeschooling High School: What should I do about Math?
I volunteered in the school library when my son was in second grade. I loved it. The weekly trip to the library was kind-of a big deal for my son’s class and he loved seeing me there in the middle of his school day. The first time I really understood the allure of Harry Potter… Continue reading Harry Potter Has Taken Over Our Homeschool
I come from a long line of history buffs. My mom, my dad, my siblings – we all showed an interest in and excitement for history. My sister and I used to pretend to be in various stories throughout history – pioneers, explorers on boats, helping Anne Frank escape from the Nazi’s instead of being… Continue reading History Through Literature For The Middle Years (with Beautiful Feet)
I write a lot about homeschooling my two boys. Their learning differences. The accommodations we have in place. How I individualize all our curriculum in order to make it work for them. The craziness of our day to day lives. I enjoy writing about our schooling. I went to school to be a teacher. I… Continue reading Homeschooling Children With Special Needs – an honest look