We started back to school last week, wanting to get everyone back in a rhythm before going all-in this week. It is tough on all four kids but it is also a bit tough on mom and dad too. We have to find our groove too and just like for the kids, it isn’t super […]
The other day, a video was posted by John Green on his VlogBrothers channel on YouTube that really caught my attention. Mr. Green is the author of The Fault in Our Stars and Paper Towns amongst others, and I often enjoy what he and his brother Hank post about. In this particular video, he discusses […]
This quote by Plato is a perfect embodiment of our we view our homeschool. We truly want our kids to delight in learning new things and thus the knowledge will stay with them.
[su_quote] Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato[/su_quote] I found this quote and it struck a cord with me. My 6 year old has a bad case of “I can’t read-itus.” He struggles with reading big time. I often wonder if it is me that isn’t teaching him […]
Many of us that choose to teach our kids at home carry a secret shame with us. Especially those of us who do not work outside of the home. Plain and simple, we don’t feel like we are working in a career or even gaining and growing skills that would translate to the workforce. Perhaps it […]
Ah, the Black Plague. Such a cheery topic to study as part of our History this year. Okay, maybe “cheery” is not the best way to describe the greatest pandemic in recorded history. It is however, very interesting, especially to our 12 year old daughter. You see, she took a class as part of our co-op a few years back about this period of time and has always wanted to dive deeper on it.
Homeschooling is challenging for everybody. We all have our own individual issues that make this journey somewhat less than smooth sailing. In my case, my “challenge” is that I am nearly blind. Before I continue, I think it is important to say that I am not seeking pity or special consideration. It is simply how […]
I am a unicorn. Or, maybe I am Bigfoot. One of those mythical creatures that everyone has heard of but no one has actually seen. I am a homeschool dad. In other words, a dad who actively participates in the process of homeschooling my children. Wait. What? I know, I know. We are a rare breed but we do exist.
As parents, every homeschool year starts off full of eagerness and excitement. We picked the perfect curriculum for each child, we’ve planned out the first several weeks at least and it’s going to be fantastic! Then we start the actual school year. And ‘fantastic’ is not the word we would ever use to describe it. […]
Click below to view the update. This was our first Unit in the new curriculum and even though it took us 2 weeks to get through, going at half speed, we really enjoyed it. The history project was very fun and really challenged her artistic mind and getting to read some Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson […]