Category Archives: Homeschooling

New Beginnings

That time of year has come, once again. You know that time when flashing yellow lights remind us that students are nearby, when notebooks and folders fill the store shelves, and when the good pencils are completely sold out. This … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Thanksgiving, thoughts from a 6 year old

For those of you who haven’t yet decided what to make for your big Thanksgiving meal, I have a solution. Or rather, Hanissa has a solution. So from our house to yours with love, here’s the menu my 6 year … Continue reading

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Teaching a Child to Read

Reading is important. But, I’m not one to push kids into it. My first was reading at the age of 5 while my second just seemed to be unable to get the words together. Girl number 3 was a go-getter … Continue reading

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School is Starting

It is that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, shelves in stores have been ransacked, cute (and extremely overpriced) notebooks are popping up everywhere, backpacks are new, kids are restless, parents are anxious, teachers are excited, yellow buses … Continue reading

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How We Roll

People like to ask me about homeschooling. Apparently once you have a homeschooler in college, you are elevated to grand master in the homeschooling world. They’re probably thinking something like, “I see you didn’t destroy your kids, maybe homeschooling isn’t … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Lapbooking

Kindergarten. It is such a fun time: reading books, teaching new songs, counting every thing (and I mean everything), relearning about God’s creation through the excited eyes of a little one, and so much more. My philosophy for early education … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Journaling

Journaling is a normal part of homeschooling for us. Whenever we go out, the girls jokingly ask (ok, maybe they are more serious than joking but…), “Are we going to have to journal about this?” We journal about trips, slumber … Continue reading

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Schooling with Little Miss

Our homeschool is never exactly the same two years in a row. Kids change, needs change. Add a new little one to the mix and school days become interesting.

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Rachel’s Graduation

Rachel graduated from Far East Academy on June 10, 2012. We were able to host the event at Gina’s, again. It has become a local homeschool tradition and Rachel couldn’t imagine graduation happening any other place. Our great friends (and … Continue reading

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Back to school I go. . .

Two weeks ago, R, T, C, and I went back to school, language school. Language study is important to the work we do here and I am thankful for the opportunity to learn. Two hours a day, four days a … Continue reading

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