The imposing figure of Samuel Johnson keeps popping up in my (and my children’s) reading lives these days. A few months back I was pre-reading a book assigned for C-Bear’s grade 10 year called A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland by James Boswell. The book chronicles an excursion from “London to Land’s End” (as Johnson … Continue reading Candy Mountain Academy — wrapping up week 2
Category: Homeschool Happenings
I like the fall…
It’s a hazelnut americano kind of day today. And, boy, does it smell good! The americano, I mean. Not the day. Do November days have a smell? I know damp October ones do, but most of that odorous decomposing matter seems fairly decomposed by this point in November. This Remembrance Day has been a welcome … Continue reading I like the fall…
Holy Week Happenings
Sitting here wondering what is news worthy from this week, and the first thing that comes to mind is that I got dressed and did my make up today! I actually came out of the bedroom and told PJ he might want to take a picture because he wouldn’t see me look like this for … Continue reading Holy Week Happenings
Why This Is NOT the Time to Do School at Home
It’s no secret we home educate our children (even though I did wish I could do it “undercover” when I first started). And if you know me in person, you know how passionate I am about homeschooling and education and lifelong learning in general! I have shared things on Facebook to help families who are … Continue reading Why This Is NOT the Time to Do School at Home
No homeschool “recipe” works without this one ingredient!
Last week we read a story about a little boy who loved flowers. It was part of Belle’s assigned readings for AO year 3, which means I’ve read it before when my older girls were going through year 3. And I remembered that that very story had inspired me to write a blog post a … Continue reading No homeschool “recipe” works without this one ingredient!