• homeschooling

    Getting ready for Not Back To School

    The summer is nearing an end, and school is about to start up.  For homeschoolers, we have prep work to do, just like the moms and dads out shopping for school supplies and back to school clothes.  But the amount or work and what in involves all depends on what your homeschooling style is.   For students that follow curriculum, parents have probably spent the summer watching prices, reading reviews and asking personal opinions of different packages. It can be quite the involved process and the possibilities seem to be endless (probably why I skip this part!). If you found one that works for you, you’ll know.  Kids will love…

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    Winter Adventures – Part 2

    December was jammed packed with activities! Road trips, concerts, birthdays and Christmas parties, seasonal crafts and decorating, and then Christmas! Christmas with a 5 and 2 year old can be pretty intense but overall it was a fun, memorable time.    We started off the month with a road trip to Saskatoon to see the live stage show Mickey Mouse Music Festival.  We made a couple stops along the way to see some sights, hit up the pool at the hotel and the morning of the show we visited the University of Saskatchewan to see some replica dinosaur bones! The girls had a blast at the show, dancing and singing…

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    Winter Adventures…Part 1

    Happy New Year!! Whew, where did the time go?! 2015 is here and we are into our fifth month of Grade 1.The past two months have been filled with lots of great learning opportunities and it’s awesome to see her progress.  She has started writing and spelling names and short words with letter fridge magnets and on her whiteboard, reading place names and words on signs, 100 piece puzzles, and dances and sings her way through the day.   Teaching little sis how to do puzzles Finished her first 100 piece by herself When the weather outside is frightful, bring the fun inside. We had a snow storm in early…

  • homeschooling,  kids

    So what do we do all day?

    Well the first 6 weeks of homeschooling has flown by!  So far it has been about adjusting to schedule changes, organizing, searching for resources and ideas and wondering if this is really going to work out.  Guess what?  I think it will! A walk in the woods on a fall day I’m a work from home mom and my workload has doubled recently and I’ve also had to make the adjustment of going into the office twice a week.  My husband works Tuesday – Saturday, so I go into the office on Mondays while he’s home with the kids.  This gives him some great one on one time with them…