Monthly Archives: August 2011

Thoughts on “Explode the Code”

We’ve been using Explode the Code for a year now so I wanted to write some thoughts on our experience with it. I started Mira on Explode the Code 1 when she was 4 years old.  I contemplated purchasing Get … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Eager Learners

Mira loves drawing and writing on any platform: workbooks, blank paper, dry erase boards.  If I miss a day of Explode the Code she asks for it- which I find amusing because the books seem a bit dry to me … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Homeschooling, Resources | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Highlight of the Summer

They are such a staple of our country’s story, and such a prominent chapter of mankind’s history that they appear larger than life-  the men of the Apollo missions who sacrificed so much to see humanity go so far. What child hasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in ISM, Parenting | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Ice Excavation

My local homeschooling group has an annual “Not-Back-To-School” party on the first day of the school year.  It’s a way to hit a beach or museum and enjoy the lack of crowds and be thankful for the lifestyle we’ve chosen for our … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Homeschooling | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Schedule Shmedule- Just Go With It.

I had a thoughtful email from a reader contemplating homeschooling her young children and she asked what our schedule was like and how I juggle teaching children of different ages, and honestly stated that she was nervous she wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

Posted in Curriculum, Homeschooling | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday- August 17, 2011

Posted in Wordless Wednesday | 5 Comments

Adding to the Euphoria of a New School Year-

I’ve been running around all afternoon as gleefully and excitedly as a kid on Christmas morning.  And in a way Santa has come early. I heard about a sale going on over at ETA Cuisenaire.  They sell educational manipulatives and supplemental … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling, Must-Haves, Resources | Tagged | 1 Comment

Whoooah Motivation!

**Motivation  is the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. I’ve really jumped into the preparation of our upcoming prehistory unit this week.  To say I am having fun with it would be a severe understatement.  I am so … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling, Must-Haves | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Scenes of Summer (thus far)

As I mentioned previously, I hadn’t planned on taking a summer break but due to our move and some other events that coincided around then we ended up with a few weeks of noticeably less reading and writing. Here are … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling, Parenting | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Attention Explorers!

I heard about this offer on the homeschooling forums today and wanted to pass it on to you.  It’s a great deal for your elementary-aged children. A year long subscription to National Geographic Kids for only $12!  That’s 76% off … Continue reading

Posted in Homeschooling, Must-Haves, Resources | 1 Comment