Tagged with homeschooling

My Interview with Celi Trepanier

When I found out that Celi Trepanier had written her debut book entitled Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling, I knew that I wanted to talk with her about the book. This book is officially being released on March 6th and I know it will be a great success and … Continue reading

For This Moment

A few weeks ago, my school hosted our Curriculum Night.  Because I am job sharing this year, there were two teachers in our class on this particular evening. We both greeted families at the door. We both invited them to sign up for volunteering and class parties. We both shared our education, experience, and thoughts … Continue reading

Roaming School Saturday

As part of our homeschooling experience, we try to use weekend getaways as a way to extend the learning that takes place during the week.  For example, to go with our Washington State unit, we decided to travel East and see how the apples that we tasted earlier in the week (we did a blind taste test) were … Continue reading

This Fall

Recently, I wrote the “Top Ten Reasons” why I’m glad that we are a homeschooling family. To date, it was the article that has been shared the most of any of mine. As I saw the numbers climb, I realized that I was not alone. There were others out there like me. They shared my … Continue reading

Top Ten Reasons

I would be lying if I said that I was done thinking about how it could have been, should have been, for my son at school. We fought.  We tried to change things for him, for others; however, things didn’t get any better, they actually got worse. When I start to go there, back to … Continue reading

Stick A Pin In It!

As part of our fourth grade homeschooling experience, we are investigating the geography, economy, agriculture and people of our state.  We purchased a large wall map and decided that the best way to learn about our state, was to travel our state. With this in mind, we hopped on a ferry and headed to Bainbridge … Continue reading

True Exhaustion From My Singleton

One of the best parts of being part of this whole blogosphere is the sense of community.  I know that some can’t understand how I would want to give and receive suggestions from total strangers, but…it doesn’t feel like that.  Of course you have your occasional bad apple; however, most of the time the words … Continue reading

The Closing

The end of the school year stumbled upon me in an unexpected way. Typically, I would have my report cards completed and printed by now.  I would have more materials packed up, more curriculum inventoried, more things off the walls. Historically, I would have a large calendar with many days crossed off.  I would be … Continue reading

Two Hermits

It has been almost three months since my family started homeschooling.  No surprise that making this change has erased some major stresses in our home. No more crying about school. No more negotiating about homework. No more wondering if the day is going to fall apart even before it begins. Trust me, I am extremely … Continue reading

Active Homeschooling

As a homeschooling family, our weekends have a new purpose. Intentionally, we plan activities that are educational, active and fun.  Because I’m new at this homeschooling thing, I’m not sure if Saturday or Sunday should be included; however, it seems to work well for us to continue through the weekend.  We choose bigger projects on the weekends … Continue reading