We homeschool year-round, but it just so happens that with our moving and travels our new school year will begin in August. For the first time this last year we followed the Ambleside Online schedules as written (Year 1 and 2) and it was an amazing year! It was so nice to help me keep on… Continue reading Our 2015-16 Curriculum
Our boys have traveled all over Europe visiting sites from history and studying fabulous artwork, now it's time to take them to visit the historic sites of America. We've already toured Washington DC several times, Mount Vernon, visited Gettysburg, Philadelphia and Valley Forge, the home of Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and James Madison, Appomattox Court… Continue reading American History
It's curriculum sharing time again! In 2015 we will be following the Ambleside Online curriculum and suggested schedules. Thus far we have simply used their curriculum as a guideline and have pieced together other things, but I think I've finally learned that it doesn't really matter what "curriculum" you use, the key is picking something… Continue reading 2014-15 Homeschool Curriculum
The the number one question I receive about homeschooling is "I want to homeschool...but how do I choose a curriculum?" Homeschooling can be so overwhelming simply because there are SO many choices! We are so fortunate to have such incredible resources and to be able to accommodate the learning styles of our children, but it can… Continue reading Homeschooling 101
I'm so excited for this article by Courtney over at Ordinary, Happily Ever After. I have been following her blog for several years now and she doesn't know this, but I was first drawn in by a political article she wrote. I was truly impressed by how well written it was- intelligent, articulate, and right on… Continue reading Guest Post: Homeschooling multiple children!
Alexander Graham Bell Thomas Edison Albert Einstein Benjamin Franklin Patrick Henry Eli Whitney Orville & Wilbur Wright John Adams Thomas Jefferson George Wythe Alexander Hamilton George Washington Abraham Lincoln Theodore Roosevelt Louisa May Alcott Robert Frost C.S. Lewis Laura Ingalls Wilder Leonardo da Vinci Claude Monet Isaac Newton Johann Sebastian Bach Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Winston… Continue reading Did you know?
Joshua heading off to his "private German school"... The two kindergartens in our village are completely full, so I asked my landlord if she knew anyone who taught private German lessons. I really wanted Joshua to be able to have more exposure to the language. Lo and behold, she is a retired school teacher and… Continue reading Joshua’s German School
We don't take school off during the summer, but our primary focus is on literature and nature study. We do math as much as they want to, I don't put pressure on them to complete things. One of our favorite discoveries here is a nature park on the military base. It has a dozen or… Continue reading Nature Study, the Charlotte Mason way
My in-laws are in town for the next few weeks. We are so excited to see them. We're headed for a two week trip to Garmisch, Austria and Switzerland. I have a few scheduled posts while I'm gone and I'll share some pictures of our trip on facebook from time to time. The other day… Continue reading First sewing lessons
We have a little park a couple blocks behind our house that the boys love to play at. We went the other day and saw hundreds of huge ants crawling everywhere. We decided to do an experiment to see what ants really like to eat and if natural repellent really works. We ran home and gathered up… Continue reading Nature Study- fun with ants