How do we homeschool?

I am a mom of five surprised and blessed by God's plan for us to homeschool. He's leading the way & I'm learning! Our family meets with our CC community once a week and we bring our CC memory work home throughout the week in a few ways and do it all classically - with a touch of Charlotte Mason thrown in. Join me here to see what we're learning & how we're doing it!

GetThis

Hey, My Littles, Get This!

  If I could, I would say to my littles, “If you get nothing else, get this.” I’m not sure I’m the teacher I should be with this, but I do want to be. Reading this book brought me closer than before and reading Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan with my littles has reminded me. Maybe today you need to… Read more →

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Cycle 3: Week 4

    My husband is a Philly area native and at a young age visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia. We’ve since taken our littles twice. But, at home we still use something he purchased on a trip there when he was a little boy. It’s a replica of the Declaration of Independence. We read it this week, made observations about… Read more →

Cycle 3: Week 3

Guess what? Life has gotten very busy – we’re moving! I’m so glad I made a plan for simplicity for homeschooling this year.   This week we’ve been reviewing our history sentence by reading one of the books from our book list, the Boston Tea Party by Pamela Duncan Edwards. It’s a cute book with good drawings that traces the… Read more →

Answering What Grade Are You In

Answering “What Grade Are You In?”

  Recently during my 7 year olds annual check-up at the pediatrician’s, the nurse was asking him to answer a list of prescribed questions prior to the doctor coming in. It went something like this — Nurse: “What’s the name of your school?” My son: Blank stare. Somewhat impatiently, the nurse repeats: “The name? of your school?” I was giving… Read more →