I think one of the greatest educational benefits of homeschooling is the chance to learn and study family and home economics. Homeschool home ec class is the most natural of our daily learning.
Archives for August 2014
My daughter is obsessed with ducks right now. She calls herself “Baby Duck” and if I do not call her that, she corrects me. I am, of course, “Mama Duck.” So this is a perfect time for finding all the books we can find about ducks. Below I’ve included a huge list of books. Some […]
I love Pinterest for ideas for education and fun! I really do not consider myself a crafty person, so when Pinterest was new, I thought I should avoid it. I figured there was nothing simple enough for me. How wrong I was! I love all of the ideas for learning and playing that I stumble upon […]
Enter: The Reid School’s new weather bear! A weather bear is a fun addition to our daily calendar time as we track the weather day by day and practice putting the correct clothing on Berry the Bear. When my husband was young, his mother taught preschool. One thing he mentioned remembering was a weather bear […]
Today’s freebie is something I made for my son. I’ve mentioned before that we start our day with a devotional. A few weeks ago, my husband (aka, the principal) gave Raisin an additional assignment: find out how our home is like a temple. I put all the information that we found together into an LDS […]
I have been watching homeschoolers link up for the homeschool room reveal. I’ve been watching school teachers share pictures of their cool classrooms. It’s about time I do something with mine! I am getting very excited about the things we’ve done. While the layout is still the same as it was last year, I am […]
My son is second grade. To me, this seems to be a year of new responsibility. He’s old enough to begin learning to take ownership for his own education. But he will need a lot of help and prompting. He is also still a kid. He gets super distracted. I send him to clean his […]
It’s hard to believe, but I’m ready to share my curricula for my son’s grade year. My daughter, at age 2, is going to be enjoying learning too, but I don’t have anything formal for her this year! From ancient and medieval history to Logic of English, here’s what we will be doing this year.