Homeschoolers and parents who are new to homeschooling are all in the same boat. We are stuck at home educating our own children. Some are new to this, others are not. Some are trying to copy 6-8 hours of schooling for just a few kids, and some are seeing that that may not be needed … Continue reading Free Books to Enjoy While you are Cooped Up
August is looming. The summer is hot and we are wondering how much longer must we suffer. Ok, maybe it is just me who is wondering that. I hate summer :p. Nonetheless, we cannot deny that the new school year is coming. It is looming. It will be here. Whether you are a homeschooler, like … Continue reading ABC’s of Starting the New School Year
I hear a lot of excuses for why people do not homeschool. Those excuses are always followed simply by me telling someone I homeschool. While I am not judging you for sending your kids to a traditional school and while I could care less for your reasons why you do not homeschool (see 10 Things Homeschool … Continue reading 10 Reasons to Try Homeschooling Before School Starts
Oh My Goodness!!!! How do you have a large family, homeschool, and stay organized?! It is a challenge, and trust me I fail, but here are a few things that make a big difference. 1. Farmhouse Wire Tiered Stand 23.00 Not just for fruit anymore. We have markers, crayons, pencils, etc. A mini writing and … Continue reading 10 Ways to Organize Your Homeschool Supplies
Schoolers get all the fun right? WRONG! We get all the fun! Even though we do not get to take those depressing looking pictures of the parents celebrating their children leaving for school, we can still do our own thing to celebrate the traditional start of the school year. We homeschool year round, so my … Continue reading 10 Ways to Celebrate Not-Back-To School!
Homeschooling in Maine is pretty easy. The stressful part is the portfolio review, well making the portfolio. The actual review is simple. In Maine, you do not have to notify anyone that you are homeschooling until age 7 and you should wait to notify until then. It is always good though to get into the … Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Portfolio for my 6 Year Old
Homeschooling in Maine is pretty easy. The stressful part is the portfolio review. I am at an advantage because my BFF is a Maine certified teacher so she can do the portfolio review for me. She knows we are at the library daily, we help with and go to co-op, are in scouts, and are … Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Portfolio for my 8/9 Year Old
Miss Rumphius is a favorite story of mine. I have always loved the book. When I was planning my co-op class I knew that I was going to teach Miss Rumphius. So when that day came I was so excited. I only have 30 minutes for 2 age groups to teach. Ages 7 and under and … Continue reading Lesson: Miss Rumphius
It is that time of year again! Some people wait for the seasons to change or certain sports to start. I wait for the Relay For Life! This Friday and Saturday will be the Penobscot Relay for Life. A two day and one-night event where we raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society … Continue reading Relay For Life Time!
One of my readers nominated me for the Best Educational Blog Award. I like this award because it is set up so anyone can use it and anyone can nominate blogs they actually read. This is a really good idea for the blog awards that go around! Thank you to my reader, passitonmom who nominated me … Continue reading Best Educational Blog Award