My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

My Best Homeschool Tips, Free Resources, and Simple Schedule

Well, guys. Here we are. What a crazy, unprecedented time. Lots of schools are closed and parents are scrambling for a plan. We homeschooled for a year from 2018 – 2019, and I fell back into that routine last Monday. I’d like to note right…

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

The Cutest (and almost free!) Acorn Necklaces

Last week I volunteered to host a party for my daughter’s fourth grade class. Sometimes I say these things without thinking them through. Well, that’s not true. I have big ideas, say them out loud (and with gusto!) and then sigh when I have to…

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

Field Trip Fun – Art at Trader Joe’s!

I’ve kind of been known to make things up. A lot. Words, phrases, good ideas, bad ideas. Lots of big ideas. When we decided to homeschool, I had lots and lots of ideas on things we could do. Some were good, most were bad. This…

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Week 10 – Learning on the Go

Here we are, ten weeks into our travel and homeschool adventure. When I was researching homeschool, I heard that it takes a few months to find a groove and feel comfortable. I would say we’ve reached peak discomfort (at least I hope so) and are…

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Week 8 – Recycling, Presentations & Giant Holes

Well, we’re eight weeks into our travel / homeschool journey. We started our week with a field trip to the Kent County Recycling & Education Center. They offer free tours and activities every Monday from 1:00 – 5:00. I’ve been meaning to go for a…

Barringer Meteor Crater National Natural Landmark

Barringer Meteor Crater National Natural Landmark

A few weeks ago, a meteor cruised through the night sky here in Michigan. It was big news, and we spent a good part of our homeschool day watching videos, learning about meteoroids vs. meteors vs. meteorites. (Read our previous post here.) It was fun,…

Arizona and the Grand Canyon – Unit Study Resources

Arizona and the Grand Canyon – Unit Study Resources

Here’s a simple list of resources I used for our Arizona and Grand Canyon unit studies. Full disclosure – I am not a teacher. I’m a mom who’s fairly organized, likes research, and has a lot of really great teacher friends who point me in…

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…