Daily schedule · Uncategorized

Taking a week off

We all need regular breaks, both homeschooling kids and homeschooling moms. The first two years of homeschooling, we started in July and went through the end of May, taking a one week break each month, with a longer break for Christmas and all of June off. Those breaks were essential to planning and preparation of… Continue reading Taking a week off

Curriculum · Daily schedule · English Language Arts · Math · Social Studies · Uncategorized

Friday Game Day

On Fridays, we take a break from our regular curriculum in spelling and math. In spelling, we play Spelling City games at http://www.spellingcity.com. The website has free and paid-premium options, however we have always just used the free games. It is easy to add lists. In fact, at the beginning of the year, I just… Continue reading Friday Game Day

Daily schedule · Physical Education

I found a new PE idea!

My first grader loves GoNoodle.com. She and her sisters are set up as separate "classes", according to their grade levels. I have not been not crazy about it, feel it is more of a time waster than an academically important use of technology, but I think that is about to change. I discovered they have short… Continue reading I found a new PE idea!

Curriculum · Daily schedule · English Language Arts · Holidays · Math · Science

School Day #137

Today is school day 137 of our first homeschool year. My pre-K daughter still has a little fever from the cold going through our house. My first grader is still coughing, but mainly over it. My poor second grader is coming down with it. And yet, we had school today. We had calendar time and… Continue reading School Day #137