“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” - Mary Oliver

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 Rockalingua 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 […]