Cast & CharactersThere are some recurring folks in our lives I use abbreviations for; here is a quick rundown.
F (Buggle): Oldest Son, 8 years old (b.2007)
Su (Mouse): Oldest Daughter, 7 years old (b. 2008)
W (Bull): Second Son, 5 years old (b. 2009)
J (Jack): Youngest Son, 2.5 years old (b. 2012)
Daisy: Youngest Daughter (b. May 2015)
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Author Archives: Kyndra Steinmann
This past summer I did a bunch of reading on various educational approaches. Partly because I find that kind of thing interesting, and partly because I am ALWAYS having to tweak my approach to allow for bigger kids, noisier … Continue reading
The last few weeks have been rough! Time change, sick littles, a major reorganization project in order to give the biggest boy his own room (which meant turning the schoolroom into the master bedroom, moving school to the … Continue reading
The two subjects that seem to strike the most fear in the hearts of homeschool parents are math and writing! There is tremendous pressure to have students perform well in these two subjects and parents often feel that they, themselves … Continue reading
Since Bull is only seven he’s not quite as adept in the kitchen as the older children. He still loves to cook though, so Tuesday nights have been designated as the time for the little boys to assist with making … Continue reading
This January when I sat down to do some planning for the next semester I decided that I needed to just schedule some things that I kept aspiring to but never accomplishing! One of these was to have the … Continue reading
Monday: This week is already off to a different start since the toddler woke up with a fever this morning… Thankfully my lessons for co-op were all planned and ready and one of the other teachers was able to cover … Continue reading
This school year we’ve started having Morning Time several days a week as a way to start our day. I had read about the concept but hadn’t really seen how to use it in our homeschool until I realized that … Continue reading
Lately we’ve been doing school around the dining room table instead of in the schoolroom. We begin around the table with our Morning Time stuff – decade of the Rosary, copywork while I read from one of the books we’re … Continue reading
This is a sick Bull. He spent two days this week lying on the couch completely out of energy and loudness. It was so very quiet around here! I must admit I enjoyed the quiet and calm, but I would … Continue reading