Curriculum · Homeschool

Mid Year Homeschool Update – Second Grade

I never got into the habit of posting often to my blog and during the last few months I’ve been especially bad about it.  It’s been a busy time and this is one thing that has dropped off my to-do list.  I unexpectedly realized last week that we hit week 19 in our Bookshark and… Continue reading Mid Year Homeschool Update – Second Grade


Preschool Dropout

Our time with Comedian’s preschool has come to an end.  It was a really tough decision that we talked about for several months.  It finally became clear that the cons outweighed the pros.  She wasn’t getting enough out of it compared to the time and expense involved in keeping her there.  So much has changed… Continue reading Preschool Dropout

Garden · Homeschool · Kids · Nature Study · Pests

Hornworm Experiment

Each summer we pick through our tomato and pepper plants looking for hornworms. This has been the best summer yet. I found the only one this year as I was ripping out all my tomatoes. The battery in my irrigation timer died when we were out of town and they took a beating in the… Continue reading Hornworm Experiment

Homeschool · Organizing

This Year’s Homeschool Record Keeping Plan

A new year means the perfect chance to change some things up and try something new.  The tools I use to schedule our school year are changing.  Our state doesn’t require anything in terms of record keeping but I still like to keep track of what we plan to do and what we’ve actually done. … Continue reading This Year’s Homeschool Record Keeping Plan

Classes · Homeschool

2016-2017 2nd Grade Line Up

We’re planning on starting 2nd grade this week and I’m sprinting to the finish line of organizing for the coming year.  It seemed like a big jump from kinder to 1st grade in the amount of work and it feels like another big jump as we head into 2nd grade.  We’re changing some things up… Continue reading 2016-2017 2nd Grade Line Up

Homeschool · Writing

Animal Mini Book Project

We recently started using the Jot it Down program from Brave Writer for part of Language Arts. It has turned out to be a much better fit for Storyteller. I’ve been very pleased with the work she’s done and the effort she’s put into these projects. Her most recent project was an animal mini-book. There… Continue reading Animal Mini Book Project