Beginning To Read…

With 5 kids and homeschooling we have had 5 very different approaches to reading and readiness. I worked endlessly with Leighton learning his letters and sounds and he started kindergarten reading when he was in his second year of preschool and hasn’t looked back. I can’t keep books in front of him now without him…

First Days for 2018/2019 School Year

It’s been a week of first days. Edric, Caedmon, and Leighton started homeschool (K, 1st, and 4th) on Monday the 15th and Paxton and Coppélia had their first day of preschool on the 15th. Technically we still have a few more firsts with ballet starting for Caedmon, Paxton, and Coppélia next week and then the…

Homeschool Prep 2018

It’s still July (barely) but I had a few afternoons off while all the kids were at day camp or napping and so I decided to get everything ready for homeschool. We needed a new organization strategy because our wire shelving unit thing with drawers just wasn’t working. So while all the kids were out…

School’s Out!

Depending on which kid you are talking about we’ve actually been done with school for 1 or 2 weeks already. Edric had preschool graduation on March 12th and Caedmon and Leighton finished up their homeschool (kindergarten and 3rd grade) last Friday, with their homeschool enrichment program ending this past Wednesday. And Paxton and Coppélia are…

Homeschool Ready…

The countdown is on, we are going to start year #4 next week. This will be the first year that we are teaching 2 kids, Caedmon for Kindergarten and Leighton for 3rd grade. I’m actually looking forward to getting into a routine and getting some learning going. We’ve got the classroom set up in our…

Homeschool Day 1 Year 2

I think I wrote last year that I was going to keep a record and blog often about our homeschool adventure. And I think that turned out to be about 3 posts. Maybe. So no such promises this year. Nonetheless as you can guess it must have went well if we are crazy enough to…

Not The Brightest Idea…But At Least I Had Carrots….

Because clearly carrots fix everything, don’t you agree? I’m not even a big fan of carrots, but because I tell my boys they have to eat them it means I have to eat them too. Even though I don’t like them. And today they were the snack that I packed (remind me in the future…

Homeschool Adventure Continues

Wow we are 16 weeks into this crazy adventure otherwise known as homeschooling. And it’s going really well. I’m loving the time we get to spend as a family and we’ve fallen into a pretty good routine. I was worried about Caedmon and what to do with a 2 year old while I tried to…

On The Same Page

We are 3 weeks into this homeschooling adventure. All in all I think it is going pretty well. Leighton is loving it and Caedmon is having fun playing with trains or reading or whatever during the class time and I am learning how to balance my attention between the two of them. Clint and I…

Top Secret Adventures

I know we are only a couple of weeks into this homeschool adventure, but we are really enjoying it and I am really liking our curriculum. But that being said, I found something that we started doing on Friday afternoons to finish up the week and work towards all week. It’s from Highlights, and it’s…