Week 6 Wrap-Up

It's been a full week.  I cannot believe we are halfway through our first term (and 1/6th of the way through our learning year).  We had a beautiful nature walk on Monday afternoon, some downtown park play with friends on Thursday, and a nice long hangout with my lifelong bestie yesterday while her oldest daughter…

Week 5 Wrap-Up

I have been given a gift this afternoon - the gift of three hours of quiet.  PJ is going to be away all weekend so he graciously offered to take the kids out for a bit today.  So here I sit...no sound except the humming of the dishwasher, the spinning of the washing machine, and…

Week 4 Wrap-Up

Driving in the rain today.  Not the beautiful day for a drive that I was hoping for, but enjoying being off-island for 24 hours.  We're on our way to our annual associational church family camp and looking forward to reconnecting with our extended church family here on the east coast.   We wrapped up the…

Homeschool Hodgepodge – Week 1 (highlights, hurdles, and general happenings)

Six weeks of summer vacation and now we are back into the books.  I forgot how utterly exhausting school mornings are for me as teacher and mom.  Afternoon comes, and my brain is mush.  Hopefully I'll adjust as a few more weeks pass by.  But with a third student officially joining the school age crowd…

This Term’s Feast – Composer and Artist Study

Welcome back for #3 in our series "This Term's Feast".  So far we have looked at Memory Work and Singing.  This week it's time to turn our attention to the fine arts.  Charlotte Mason said that... "much and varied humane reading, as well as human thought expressed in the forms of art, is, not a…