Category Archives: homeschooling

Mommy Summer School

When faced with a month with my boys home, I started organizing a schedule right away. We’re all better off when we know what is happening and when to expect it. All three of us thrive with structure. So I … Continue reading

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thoughts on school

I find myself comparing homeschooling to traditional schooling a lot lately. I’ve been noticing pros and cons of each in the past couple of weeks. At school Andrew is writing more than I could get him to write. He’s learning … Continue reading

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homeschooling update

We are still at it. Everyday. Plowing through material. Nailling down concepts. Fighting over details. Homeschooling is hard. I think it might be harder than traditional teaching, though I feel like I am getting better at it. It’s harder because … Continue reading

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wrestling to learn

I have really been enjoying teaching Andrew. He’s such a quirky little fellow to work with…and he can be downright aggressive about learning. Which is both fun and frustrating. Sometimes I try to teach Andrew something and I feel the … Continue reading

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playdough science

Yesterday our friends came over for our Wednesday afternoon homeschool get-togethers. Susan has been generous in letting those afternoons follow the units Andrew and I have been working on assuring me that her kids really do like weather! and volcanos … Continue reading

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compare

In school Andrew and I have been doing an extensive unit on the weather. He’s been interested in weather for a while now and a friend of mine recently gave him a Solar System book that renewed his interest in … Continue reading

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(Mommy) School

Today in school: 1. Andrew looked up the weather and temperature on the internet and recorded it in his notebook. He has a line graph of the temperature that he’s been working on and a chart where he records the … Continue reading

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January

Last night I realized that I love January. It started last Sunday. We got home from church and I immediately thought “ok! Some time! What needs to get done?!?” and after wandering the apartment and checking my planner and scratching … Continue reading

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brown

In school Andrew and I are reading My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss. I really like this book. The illustrations are so pretty, the words are so clever and I love what the book is trying to say. It … Continue reading

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writing letters

During Mommy School everyday I write Andrew a letter. Today’s letter said: June 10, 2009Dear Andrew Rice, Do you like train stickers or stop sign stickers?Love, Mommy So, these little letters have taught Andrew lots of concepts about print. He’s … Continue reading

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