not back to school: a homeschool world
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

not back to school: a homeschool world

Despite being invited to a not back to school picnic, it did not dawn on me that public school started that same day. Summer activities occupied our schedule until the first week of September, because the weather was still summer. Since our family is not bound by provincial outcomes or guidelines, we don’t follow conventional … Continue reading

homeschool planning: what I want my kids to know
home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool planning: what I want my kids to know

As I am in the midst of homeschool planning, I am considering what I want my kids to know before they leave home. Not the lofty, high-minded stuff I had in mind when I first started homeschooling eleven years ago (like memorizing every constellation, university level calculus, SAT essay perfection…this list could travel to infinity … Continue reading

homeschool science: apologia & beyond
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling

homeschool science: apologia & beyond

In this house, we love science. Discovering how things work, how they function, playing with ingredients, memorizing the elements of the Periodic Table, assembling boxes of physics activities, and performing chemistry experiments, reading on plate tectonics or atomic theory, we’ve done a little bit of everything over the years. (And it’s not because dad is … Continue reading