Category Archives: homeschooling

Finishing Strong! Individual Student Strengths and Struggles (Free Checklist Download)

Today’s installment of the Finishing Strong! Series?is all about looking at a particular child’s strengths and struggles and using those to inform curriculum choices and plans for the next year. Strengths can make lessons easy – even too easy at … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong! Evaluate Before You Plan (Free Evaluation Form Download)

Before we can begin to plan for the next academic year, we first need to know how the current year went. Evaluation is an important part of any project and homeschooling is no exception. In this context, evaluation takes several … Continue reading

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Finishing Strong to Begin Again Strong!

  This kid is almost “done” for the summer! He has about ten pages of geography left and he took the book upstairs during quiet time so I’m thinking he’ll be done this week. The others aren’t far behind him. … Continue reading

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And It Was Summer (or at least time for a summer schedule)

One of the things that I have learned about myself in eleven years of parenting, is that I am easily distracted and driven off on wild rabbit trails! Any time we have the opportunity to just let things go, I … Continue reading

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Finally! Nearing the End!

Spring has sprung right into summer here in New England! Freezing weather last week and now the children are running around barefoot. Lessons are nearly over for the “school year” and most days somebody is finished with a subject or … Continue reading

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Tot School and Kindergarten/First Grade

  Here we are, halfway through the school year and I’m just now writing? posts about what we are doing at the various levels! I guess it’s been that kind of year- tremendous busyness with lessons at home, co-op, activities, … Continue reading

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The Busy Toddler: Learns Math Skills

Lately Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) has been fascinated by counting. She can say her numbers in order up to ten, but only has a concept of the amounts represented by the numbers up to about six.? Anything above that … Continue reading

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The Busy Toddler: Learns Preschool Skills!

Now that we have a week of school under our belts, I’m working on figuring out just what preschool skills I want Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) to learn! After this many years of homeschooling with little children underfoot and … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Leisure

I am attempting to have an “office day” today. I have some work and planning I need to catch up on, the toddler slept badly last night, and spring allergies are kicking my butt! As long as the children can … Continue reading

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Some Days Just Are

These words may have escaped my lips this morning. Actually one child was already in his room for the third time- banished for an excessive lack of courtesy towards the other students who didn’t really appreciate him waving his hands … Continue reading

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