1st Grade · 6th Grade · education · Homeschool · Miscellaneous · Preschool / Pre-K

4 Kinds of Homeschool Subjects and (New) Weekly Schedule

We’re in our 8th week of homeschool.  If you homeschool, you know that your week in school doesn’t necessarily correspond to the week of lesson plans you’re supposed to be in. You see, one of the PROs of homeschooling is that your schedule will be dependent on the student’s strengths and weaknesses in every subject. Since our… Continue reading 4 Kinds of Homeschool Subjects and (New) Weekly Schedule

1st Grade · education · Homeschool · Miscellaneous

Days and Months Writing Practice Printables

I’ve been working on getting my 1st grader to spell her Days and Months correctly every time she writes it.  To help her along, I made this printable. I printed one out and posted it on the wall in front of her desk, for reference. Then, I took another one and placed it inside a… Continue reading Days and Months Writing Practice Printables

1st Grade · 4th Grade · 6th Grade · education · Homeschool · Miscellaneous · Preschool / Pre-K

Multilevel Homeschool (For the First Time) – Plus Free Workbox Printables

We just finished the second week of our multilevel homeschool! I’m happy to announce that we’ve all survived. Worn out, but still breathing.  That’s a good sign, right? I mean, just look how happy they are!   This year, the (almost) eleven is in 6th grade. I’ve been homeschooling her for 6 years! What’s different, and… Continue reading Multilevel Homeschool (For the First Time) – Plus Free Workbox Printables

Family · Homeschool · Miscellaneous

How I Discussed 9-11 With My Young Kids

I was 21, watching something insignificant on TV… Breaking News! A plane just crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York! Confusion.  What was going on? What a horrible accident! Then I watched in absolute horror as another plane appeared on camera, heading for the towers…and…crashed into it! It… Continue reading How I Discussed 9-11 With My Young Kids

1st Grade · 6th Grade · education · Homeschool · Miscellaneous · Preschool / Pre-K

The Homeschool Challenge

I once had a conversation with my friend, my former Boss, a Principal of an Elementary School.  While talking about the good ol’ days, she said, “So when will you come back and be my VP again?” It’s been 6 years since I left.  Some days, when the going got really tough, I seriously considered going back.… Continue reading The Homeschool Challenge

4th Grade · education · Family · Homeschool · Miscellaneous

California Missions Project Book (Plus Free Printables!)

My 4th grader is enrolled in Seton Home Study.  However, since they are an institution based in the East Coast AND they cater to all of the U.S., they don’t make state-specific textbooks.  I’m not too concerned since my goal is to raise knowledgeable and God-loving Catholic kids.  Seton’s books are definitely tailored towards Catholicity.… Continue reading California Missions Project Book (Plus Free Printables!)