Tagged: homeschooling

Thoughts on Education. 10

Thoughts on Education.

Today was the first day of school for our district.  Yeah, they start early.  I don’t really know why.  When I was a kid I remember we went back to school at the very end of August, around the 30th.  Once I got to high school they started a week earlier every year it seems.   Anyway, today the bus came up and to the corner and Rosie didn’t get on it.  She didn’t go to Kindergarten.  I didn’t register her.  All of her...

Photos of Our Typical Day. 6

Photos of Our Typical Day.

Do you realize the summer is nearly half over now? Soon it’s going to be time for Rosie to start Kindergarten.  We’re homeschooling, so she’s not really going anywhere, but we have to keep an attendance record for the state. I have to send a letter to the board of education stating our intent to homeschool this August!  For real, it will be official.  I will have accepted the responsibility. What a huge responsibility it is!  We’ve been doing schoolish things already–we’re...

Finalizing Homeschooling Plans. (Lots of links!) 9

Finalizing Homeschooling Plans. (Lots of links!)

I have to share…indescribably adorable little fluffballs! See their brand new wing feathers growing in?  I love watching chicks feather out more and more each day.  Their heads are the last part to get fully feathered. Over the past few days I’ve been thinking more about homeschooling and what path we’ll follow. The vast unknown causes me a bit of anxiety, so I decided I needed to write out a concrete plan.  I read all of Maria Montessori’s books, and I wrote down important things...

Not School Homeschool. 6

Not School Homeschool.

Since we have officially not enrolled Rosie in Kindergarten for this coming fall I figured it’s time to start practicing our homeschooling routine. I’m realizing now that this will take a lot of organization and dedication on my part.  We can’t just float through our days and wait for knowledge to magically appear.  Unschooling kind of sounds like this is how it works, but I don’t think that’s quite true.  Unschooling parents spend time facilitating activities for their kids to do that will...

Sugar Camp and Type A Personalities. 4

Sugar Camp and Type A Personalities.

Yesterday (Friday) we went to Sugar Camp. Since all the snow is melted, and the sap is now flowing through the trees, working to push nutrients out to the tips of branches for the growth of leaves, it’s time to make maple syrup.  A couple hours north of where we live there’s a parks and rec department that hosts a sugar camp in their maple grove. Rosie got to taste tree water, which is the sap flowing from the tree. There...

Preschool Homeschool… 0

Preschool Homeschool…

I have been felled by a cold.  Oh misery.  It’s not a terrible cold, just enough to give me the sniffles and a tickle in the my throat and make me want to lay in bed for a day watching bad TV and eating soup. Most unfortunately motherhood does not come with bad TV and soup days.  Instead I get to blow my nose with Ada’s cloth wipes while carrying on my normal daily slave tasks around the home. Ah well, at least my...

1/14/2011 4

1/14/2011

Yesterday was the first day of the spring semester classes for homeschool co-op. Rosie was so excited.  She’s so very extroverted, she needs to have opportunities to go out and meet other people.  She tries to talk to every person she sees when we’re out shopping, poor thing.  She wants to tell every soul that her name is Rosie and she’s age 4 and a half and her doll’s name is Mary.  (All of her dolls are named Mary, after Mary...