Month: January 2018

Arizona Prep

Arizona Prep

We leave for Arizona Friday and we’re super excited. To continue our studies on Arizona and the southwest, we made a trip to the arid garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens. The kids were asked to find a saguaro cactus and draw it. The saguaro cactus…

10 Questions with Ms. S

10 Questions with Ms. S

Today’s post is from our very own Ms. S. She didn’t want to write anything on her own so we settled for 10 questions. Do you like homeschool? Why? Mmhmm. I like it because I’m at home. It’s cozy. Is it what you expected? A…

Chunk Hot Ville

Chunk Hot Ville

Today we’re at my mom’s house. She was an elementary teacher for 30+ years, so I asked her to plan a few lessons for us. The first lesson was a creative writing assignment. First each kid had to pick their favorite number between one and…

Guest Teacher – Mrs. Murray!

Guest Teacher – Mrs. Murray!

We love art. That’s why we were so, so excited to have our friend (and former art teacher), Mrs. Murray, join us today. She is amazing. I knew we’d incorporate a lot of art into learning on our own, but I wanted to make sure…

Grand Canyon Bound!

Grand Canyon Bound!

WE’RE GOING TO THE GRAND CANYON! We are so happy to have a trip coming up. We’ve been bummed about canceling Bolivia and really wanting to jumpstart our adventure. Naturally this news has me started on a unit study on Arizona and the Grand Canyon.…

Unschooling

Last night a meteor cruised through our night sky. A lot of people heard a boom; others saw a bright light; some actually saw the meteor. We missed it all, of course, because we were holed up in our house sleeping (me and S) or…

Bolivia

We’re supposed to be in Bolivia right now. Bolivia is one of our top priorities for this new adventure of ours. My father-in-law was born and raised in Bolivia, and my husband has been several times. It is a huge part of his family life…

!Buenas Tardes!

Today we hit Spanish hard and it was a ton of fun. I’m using RockalinguaΒ for material. It has worksheets, games, videos, songs and more. We listened to a song about greetings and daily routines and now I can’t stop singing “me voy a dormir!” I…

The Laura C Method

Morning. A few years ago, sometime during the first few weeks of school, a wonderful teacher I know was telling me about how exhausted she was. She puts so much energy into the first few weeks of school teaching the kids how to do things,…

“It’s not about the fashion, Mom.”

“It’s not about the fashion, Mom.” – A’s thoughts on me trying to get our new wall map straight. Day three. We are slowly finding a routine. Each day I move things around a bit to make the best use of the day. I am…