Education

School Year Eve

It’s that time again: the school year is about to start, and the new books and other materials are looking shiny and attractive. Picking out materials is always a favorite part of home education for me! By May (earlier than May, if we’re going to be brutally honest), the bloom will be off the rose,… Read More School Year Eve

Education

Challenges

“Perhaps I can be of some assistance — a-s-s-i-s-t-a-n-c-e,” buzzed an unfamiliar voice, and when Milo looked up he saw an enormous bee, at least twice his size, sitting on top of the wagon. “I am the Spelling Bee,” announced the Spelling Bee. “Don’t be alarmed — a-l-a-r-m-e-d.” Tock ducked under the wagon, and Milo,… Read More Challenges

Education

All things considered

All things considered, school is going very well this year. In fact, it looks more like I want it to look than it ever has before. Thanks to my reduced blogging inspiration and screen time, I’m much more focused and present as Madame Professor. The girls are reading more, writing more, and being read to… Read More All things considered

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Homeschool days

I thought I should record some of the tweaks I’ve made in materials this year, as well as a brief description of how a typical school day goes. I see these on other blogs from time to time, and even if it’s not of interest to anyone else, it will help me to remember what’s… Read More Homeschool days

Education

History Books

Much though I like the idea of the classical approach to history — going through the whole chronology in four years, and repeating that three times at increasing depth — I have to admit that we haven’t found our stride yet. My girls have been doing ancient history this year. The Story of the World… Read More History Books