BFSU: Magnet and Magnetic Fields

Two posts ago I shared about a new science curricula called “Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding” that I have been using with my 2nd grader. Here’s a peek at how he learned about magnetism which is part of this program’s

BFSU: Magnet and Magnetic Fields

Two posts ago I shared about a new science curricula called “Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding” that I have been using with my 2nd grader. Here’s a peek at how he learned about magnetism which is part of this program’s

Spring Progress Report, 2015-16

We’re a quarter of the way done with this school year.  Here’s how we’ve fared so far against our Program Plans 2015-16. Oldest who is enrolled in university is a couple of weeks from finals.  She will be completing her

Spring Progress Report, 2015-16

We’re a quarter of the way done with this school year.  Here’s how we’ve fared so far against our Program Plans 2015-16. Oldest who is enrolled in university is a couple of weeks from finals.  She will be completing her

Curriculum Share 2015/16: K-2 Science

It’s spring break where we are and although we’re not officially taking a break, we all decided to homeschool “light”.  This time of the year usually finds me thinking and planning for the coming school year.  It also is a

Curriculum Share 2015/16: K-2 Science

It’s spring break where we are and although we’re not officially taking a break, we all decided to homeschool “light”.  This time of the year usually finds me thinking and planning for the coming school year.  It also is a

Multiplication Tables, Poetry, and the Green Knight

In much the same fashion as a post I wrote three years ago entitled “Salmon, Buoyancy and Corrie ten Boom“,  I’d like to record here some instances when something we are learning comes up in the different subjects or programs we

Multiplication Tables, Poetry, and the Green Knight

In much the same fashion as a post I wrote three years ago entitled “Salmon, Buoyancy and Corrie ten Boom“,  I’d like to record here some instances when something we are learning comes up in the different subjects or programs we

Homeschool: Up and Running

One school semester has gone by and we are finally establishing a routine in our homeschool!  Woo hooooooooooooo! Of course, a routine for this season of our homeschool life.  We’ve reached these plateaus many times in our homeschooling career before

Homeschool: Up and Running

One school semester has gone by and we are finally establishing a routine in our homeschool!  Woo hooooooooooooo! Of course, a routine for this season of our homeschool life.  We’ve reached these plateaus many times in our homeschooling career before

To the Parent with a Struggling Reader

In their book “Straight Talk About Reading,” Susan Hall and Louisa Moats relate one parent’s story about a child with difficulty in learning to read.  This mom had done what she could to prepare her child for reading instruction in

To the Parent with a Struggling Reader

In their book “Straight Talk About Reading,” Susan Hall and Louisa Moats relate one parent’s story about a child with difficulty in learning to read.  This mom had done what she could to prepare her child for reading instruction in

Keeping Busy with “Handy” Crafts

The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole, and the learned book-worm who is ignorant of the uses of a screwdriver,

Keeping Busy with “Handy” Crafts

The child is only truly educated who can use his hands as truly as his head, for to neglect one part of our being injures the whole, and the learned book-worm who is ignorant of the uses of a screwdriver,