When I first decided to homeschool, I felt overwhelmed and excited at the same time. There were things that helped ease me in to the process, and there are things that did not. It can be overwhelming as well as exciting. Here are some Dos and Dont’s to help new homeschoolers get off to a […]
Archives for June 2018
We will be celebrating with a friends and family lunch and I have decided to be patriotic in honor of the upcoming holiday! What could be better than a fruit salad? This is so easy, I almost feel silly posting it. But I want to share it because it is so delicious to have such a […]
One of the fun things I have done for my kids this summer to keep track of our summer fun was create a simple summer activity passport for her! It’s a way to keep track of the fun we’ve had this summer as well as encourage the kids to decide which activities we want to […]
When I think about summer, I think of the sudden increase is dirt and mud everywhere! Baths are a frequent necessity. Strawberry and Kitty love to dig, apparently only encouraged by their brother, who is on a new emphatic hunt for “rocks” hiding beneath our lawn and play set. The only way to get by […]
In the past, I talked about why I’ve decided to call this blog “Line upon line.” Today, I want to explain the logo that you can see at the top of this blog.
My daughter is so proud that she can read simple consonant-vowel-consonant words now. She still needs to sound them out sometimes, but it comes with ease now. Because she’s gotten to this point of fluency, she can read for understanding. The best activity we’ve done lately is switched the right words to the wrong words. […]
We do not always do a lot of formal learning during the summer, but Independence Day is always a nice chance to review early American history. Yes, we did learn about it last year. But since learning is a Line upon Line process, we’ll keep learning a little every year until my kids fly the […]
Everyone in my family (husband, myself and all three kids) has red hair, with skin sensitive to the sun. This is a difficulty, given the fact that my kids love sunshine and running around outside for hours! Nevertheless, when we go on excursions, we have to plan ahead to make sure that none of us get […]
When I think of summer, I think of reading. I love to encourage free reading all summer long, and finding reading programs with book-ish rewards only adds to the fun.