Once Summer arrives, our homeschool year has come to a complete end as well as any last bits of sanity I had remaining. I want my kids to keep reading but am not really in the mood to keep track of it, bribe them or even read aloud to them throughout our summer break. My… Continue reading A Summer Reading Plan That Is Fun For Kids & Relaxing for Mom
After quite a few of my own years growing up homeschooled, my mom started using more living books to teach us instead relying solely on textbooks. It was my favorite change for our homeschool! At first, this meant she spent quite a bit of time during her Summer scheduling out all our awesome books to… Continue reading Why I Don’t Plan My Homeschool Curriculum Schedule
One of the best things we have done to have a more restful homeschool is to have a 4 day homeschool week. Some people hear that and think I am crazy, they ask, how do you get through enough work? Well we homeschool, we make our own rules! Who said schooling has to be done… Continue reading 4 Reasons To Have A 4 Day Homeschool Week With Sonlight
All school year we polish off book after book of quality literature with Sonlight Curriculum. These books become adored treasures but we look forward equally as much to the unplanned books we snatch off library shelves during the Summer. The kids love the extra time to read all sunny afternoon long and the older they… Continue reading Sonlight Tote Bag & Summer Readers Giveaway!
I get the struggle, by the beginning of May you are counting down every day until the last day of school. Honestly, I love teaching school but do you know what I love as well? Leisurely nature walks stopping to look over every fungi, flower and butterfly. Reading for the sheer joy of enjoying a story of choice on… Continue reading Finishing Strong: Ending Your Homeschool Year With Dignity
(The following post contains affiliate links, you can read a full disclosure here.) Growing up homeschooled in the prehistoric late 80’s entitled me to one disadvantage, I was the guinea pig in our homeschool family. This meant that as the oldest sibling, there was a lot of trial going on with curriculum. Most of the… Continue reading 8 Reasons We Love Sonlight Curriculum
Last school year I sharpened new pencils with a resolved calm on the outside but my insides were churning like the pencil sharpener. I had it easy for a while with a Baby or Toddler almost always hanging out while I taught, but my school age kids were so little it hardly mattered. The one on one attention I was… Continue reading Morning Time: A Time For Accidental Education
Tis this season for Homeschool planning am I right? While most of us are happily drawing a close to another school year, we are also happily planning the next. A little known secret about homeschool Moms is that they don’t stop planning or educating over Summer break. True Story. Or maybe that’s just… Continue reading For The Love Of Preschool