• A Look Inside Our Simple Homeschool Week - Unschooling
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    Homeschooling While Social Distancing

    Even though we’ve homeschooled for years there is a difference between regular homeschooling and homeschooling when social distancing. Personally, I like to make sure we have an even balance of days at home and days out an about to be able to help out both my introvert and extrovert. So while we are used to having an entire day at home, we are not used to doing it for days on end. I want to do a little post later this week on how life is different right now as a result of COVID-19 because I think that will be interesting to look back on years from now.    …

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    The Best Homeschool Week We’ve Had in a Long Time

    Wow, what a difference once week can make! And I mean that in so many different ways. In the middle of last week I made the decision to officially switch to unschooling my kids. I know the term unschooling is a terrible name, it’s not really as hippie as it sounds, I promise. And it was like a weight was instantly lifted off my shoulders. We ended up having the best “homeschool week” we’ve had in a long time. Also, a week ago we were hanging out at one of our local museums where we have a membership and now they are all closed. A week ago many of our friends…

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    Finishing Our Space Unit – Homeschool Week in Review

    This was our last week in our space unit. It was fun to deep dive into a unit like this and while there was a lot we didn’t cover but our interest waned and so we wrapped up the unit, that’s one of the benefits of flexible homeschooling! It seems like every week lately there has been some unforeseeable chaotic element eliminating a day or two and this week was no different!     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on the kids: Raeca – she’s 9 and in grade 4 Ephraim – he’s 6 and in grade 1 R2D2 – he’s 17 months (he came…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 12

    This week found us continuing our space unit we started last week. I went into this unit not knowing how long we would spend studying space but I think next week will probably be our last week. It was a crazy busy week, there was a doctor appointment one morning, I was sick one morning, we had multiple play dates and the week ended up getting away from us so we really only “did school” one day this week. Sometimes weeks like that happen and I’m thankful for the flexibility homeschooling allows.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on the kids: Raeca –…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 11

    One of the nice things about homeschooling is that we can follow our interests, both the kids’ and mine. Since I’ve been reading a few science fiction books this month (Skyward, Starsight and The Martian) I was feeling very space-y and decided it was officially time we learned about space!     This week we just used the resources we had on hand but I have requested a number of space books from the library that will hopefully arrive shortly and we can use to dig deeper into our unit over the next few weeks. If you have any space resources you would recommend I would love to hear them!…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a first grader and fourth grader
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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 10

    I have been sharing a review of our homeschool week over on my homeschool blog for the last number of months but I have recently/once again been mulling over the idea of combing both my blogs into one. The reason I have kept them separate has been for “the people” – those that want to read about homeschooling can head there and those that want to read the rest can come here. But with the way life has been in the last while I think it’s time to prioritize what makes sense for our family and that is me writing on one blog instead of two. The homeschool site will…