2012/2013 Curriculum

I’m actually ashamed to admit how much curriculum I have for a Kindergartener.  I’ve heard some homeschoolers use the term “curriculum junkie” and now I understand.  I think I have learned my lesson and next year plan on attending a homeschool convention to look at the stuff I’m interested in instead of just buying it.  There is just soooo much good stuff out there…

The Logic of English

I decided to switch gears on our phonics approach.  I liked what we were using and Carson was doing really well with it but there was just something missing.  He was asking a lot of questions about things we were not covering yet.  I felt like I was constantly telling him we would learn that later or there was a rule for that and…

Morning time

This is how we start our day.  I love that my sweet boy wants to read his Bible with me.  I have so many hopes and dreams for my boys.  The most important one being a close personal relationship with God.  I have really worked on making this quiet time a priority.  It’s really hard with three little ones and sometimes it doesn’t work…

Homeschooling update and pictures

We’ve been officially doing school for 6 weeks.  It’s going great!  It has been hard some days figuring out how to get things done with a 2 1/2 year old and a 9 month old.  I’ve had to relax and take it day by day.  Some days we get all or our work done in the morning and some days we have to wait…

First day of school

Today was our first “official” day of Kindergarten.  Carson has been begging to start school since his birthday in May.  We’ve been doing “school” for a while but I ordered some new fun stuff for Kindergarten and he’s really excited.  I was going to wait until August but it’s been so hot lately we’ve stayed indoors more than usual.  I figured starting a few…

Our reasons for homeschooling

I am asked this question a lot so here it is.  Every family is different so my reasons for homeschooling may not be the same as another families.  We all make decisions based on what is best for our families.  I have prayed a lot over this and homeschooling is best for our family. Why home school? I’ve wanted to home school my children…

Our Homeschool adventure

We started a very laid back preschool at home this year. I am really laid back about structured learning with young kids because I want my boys to be kids for as long as possible. I want them to explore things and figure things out on their own and just have fun. Carson would start Kindergarten this next school year and I honestly can’t…