seasons of homeschooling
academics / home educating planning / homeschooling / what we do

seasons of homeschooling

I haven’t always homeschooled. I haven’t always scheduled six months of formal studies. I haven’t always radically unschooled. I haven’t always voraciously read like Charlotte Mason. Nor have I held continuously to Susan Wise Bauer’s “The Well-Trained Mind”. I haven’t even always confessed that my children were schooled at all. In my early homeschool days, … Continue reading

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things
academics / book reviews / home educating planning

my new homeschool planner: one of my favourite things

“Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Homeschooling Daytimers fresh from Amazon These are a few of my favourite things…“ Can’t you just see Julie Andrews singing that on a Swiss mountain top? She was a homeschooler herself, an unschooler to boot! Because I enjoy writing, pen in hand, … Continue reading

academics / home educating planning / what is an education

5 suggestions about buying new curriculum

“…education doesn’t need to be reformed–it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.” Sir … Continue reading

academics / home educating planning

and what does she do…my twelve year old

Probably too many extracurricular activities. Presently choir, dance, youth group, piano, drama classes x 2. But she’s studied violin, done soccer camps, baseball with the boys, gymnastics, sailing and kayaking camps. And then there’s our families activities of travelling, canoeing, hiking and cross country skiing. We’ve been hitting extra curriculars hard as we recently moved … Continue reading

academics / home educating planning / what is an education

structuring an eleven year old (just turned 12 year old’s) academic education

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think“. Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh It’s a quote I’ve shared with my eleven year old many times. Curiously, she’s adept at whatever she puts her hand (or voice) to, but she doesn’t always believe … Continue reading