What Grade Is Your Child In?

This is a hard one to explain to most people. Their eyes glaze over when I answer their question. My son is learning Algebra 1, studying world history, shop, home economics, life skills, biology, and agriculture. Other than math I couldn't tell you what grade level he is really on. If he had stayed in … Continue reading What Grade Is Your Child In?

First Month of the School Year

Well, for our first month we got off to a slow start but things have picked up. I am actually happy to hear a comment from our daughter, "But mommy we really didn't do anything." Then we talked about all the work book pages, reading, discussions, adventures and so on we have had so far. … Continue reading First Month of the School Year

Who says kids don’t use their imagination anymore?

We had a power outage do to a huge thunder storm going through the area. Oh my what are the kids to do? They read, played games, played with blocks and generally loved and annoyed one another.If there was any concern as to their dependency on electronic products it is pretty well gone. Though DS … Continue reading Who says kids don’t use their imagination anymore?

Pokemon and Go Fish and Cooking

Well, as always I picked DH from work early this morning. Then I got BIL off to his job. I came home to a still sleeping home. I actually felt pretty well rested this morning so instead of dreading cleaning the house and doing laundry I got right to it. I even got to take … Continue reading Pokemon and Go Fish and Cooking

Lesson Planning and organizing

It is tax free weekend and while public school parents are scurrying around trying to fill those lovely supply lists. The cashier was a bit surprised when I showed up with an armful of 15 cent spiral bound notebooks, pencils, and pens. The arts and crafts stuff we had just replenished a couple of weeks … Continue reading Lesson Planning and organizing

The Beauty of Homeschooling

The beauty of homeschooling is that you can adjust what you are doing for your kids. My daughter has wanted to give structured learning a try. So we are off to the library today to check out some Core Knowledge books and look for other learning resources. We have struggled with when to start all … Continue reading The Beauty of Homeschooling

What we have been doing this summer.

We have done a lot of simple things, just living life day to day. We have spent time at the park, on the beach and down on the marsh in Murrell's Inlet. The kids have been discovering various and sundry talents, passions, and interests.Claire has rediscovered books other than graphic novels, she is currently enjoying … Continue reading What we have been doing this summer.

What do you have planned for this summer?

My kids are starting to enjoy answering this question. "The same thing we do everyday!! We try to take over the world!" Yes we are Pinky and the Brain fans. Having started the transition down the path of unschooling our summer is really going to be no different than any other day of the year. … Continue reading What do you have planned for this summer?

Well it looks like the trip is postponed

We were planning on making a trip to North Carolina tomorrow to get our things out of storage. Apparently this is not going to happen as plans have fallen through. Oh well, disappointing in some ways but not in others. Unbeknown to my husband plans for his birthday party have continued. We will be having … Continue reading Well it looks like the trip is postponed