Jul 22, 2019

2019-20 Curriculum Choices

Every year, I write this post about our curriculum choices. This year, I am a little late, but we have been busy with school! We have been homeschooling, officially, since Jellyfish started Kindergarten. He graduated this year (2019) at age 17, and by the time he turns 18, he will be starting his career in the medical field. None of this would have been possible without the flexibility of homeschool. Homeschooling high school is not hard,

Jul 25, 2018

2018-19 Curriculum Choices

I enter the 2018-19 school year with a preschooler(turning 4 in August), a 4th grader, and a Senior. It is unreal that time can fly by so quickly. I always give much thought and prayer to our curriculum choices. It is not something I decide on in the summer, but something I think about all year. I think about what has worked & what has NOT worked for us throughout the year. I also try to think about what their study plan is for the next few grades (SS:American history, World history, Geography, etc).

Jul 23, 2018

Multiplication Resources

Teaching multiplication can be a daunting task...and a very important one. This skill sets the stage for middle and high school subjects. When my husband taught high school, he found it very common to have students who had not mastered their multiplication facts. These kids were at a disadvantage for sure!

Nov 6, 2017

Weekly Highlights: Goodbye October

I feel like that post title should say, "Goodbye October, hello winter." For some reason November always feels like the beginning of winter for me...maybe its the cooler temps, the time change, or the fact that I'm actively Christmas shopping now; either way, I'm embracing winter. As this week comes to a close, I feel like we haven't accomplished anything. We have been out of school for 2

Nov 5, 2017

How I Use Essential Oils in Daily Life

Essential oils have become a part of our daily lives since I began using them a few years ago. I am always finding new ways to use oils. I thought I would share with you how we use oils in our daily lives. My biggest problem seems to be remembering! I am getting into a routine so I don't forget!