Embarking on a Life Of Fred journey is like stepping into the mind of a 5-year-old. Granted, he’s an incredibly intelligent 5-year-old, but a 5-year-old, none-the-less. Five-year-old minds have a tendency to jump from one thing to another. They don’t look at life like subjects that must be compartmentalized. Everything is learning. Math, science, grammar, spelling, history, geography…why separate them? Fred… View Post
Pumpkin Spice Tea, Edgar Allen Poe, Ghoulish Treats and Creative Costumes all make for a fun and spooky Halloween Poetry Teatime. Recently we have begun hosting Poetry Teatime at the local library with our homeschool group. We’ve had so much fun meeting with our friends over tea and snacks and reading some of our favorite poems. This month our theme… View Post
In the book, Tale of Despereaux, soup is a forbidden meal. In our house, soup is definitely not forbidden and is generally loved. I love it because it’s easy. The kids love it because they can mix in tiny oyster crackers (they may like the flavors, too). For our Tale of Despereaux Book Club, I decided to teach the kids… View Post
We were so far away from civilization that howling banshees with machine guns could’ve murdered us and nobody would’ve heard a thing. Letting Kori Henderson drive me anywhere was mistake enough. That girl’s bradis were done so tight it messed with her brain. Letting her drive me to a spot of serious paranormal activity was pure stupidity. Ghostsitter Book Summary… View Post
Our book club this month involved a Kate DiCamillo novel, strawberry mice, some illegal soup, and a moat. My youngest, who is 8, is in a book club based on books that are in the Brave Writer Arrow and Quiver of Arrows curriculum. These are classic books that appeal to, not only new readers but readers of all ages. This… View Post
Our Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study finally came to an end. Even though the lesson plans are complete, and the Romans overtook the ancient Greek empire, we didn’t want our study of the ancient Greeks to end. We even delayed it by a few weeks by adding in some more resources. But, for the most part, our unit study has concluded. This is the last week, week 4, of our Ancient Greece and the Olympics Unit Study.
Sometimes I feel I have failed Miss Charlotte Mason. This year I VOW to do better. This year we will not skirt our Nature study responsibilities. This year we will be Nature Study Superheroes! Ok, well at least this year we will go outside. I have been inspired lately by my dear friend Alex who blogs at Life on Island…. View Post