Our 6th Grade Curriculum (The Thinking Tree) – and what we think so far

More than a month of intentional heart-growing, mind-stretching learning – and I can’t help but smile and breathe it all in. It’s been amazing to wake up to this – the crazy beautiful that comes from teaching my half a dozen kids at home. A few short months ago I agonized over the amount of […]

Our 2nd & 4th Grade Curriculum – one of my best homeschooling decisions yet

Every once in a while I can feel it amidst the days and weeks and months of late night hours spent agonizing and praying my heart out over every little detail of schooling at home. There’s this glimmer of unmistakable hope and joy and this flashing neon sign saying maybe I am doing something right […]

Our 5th Grade Curriculum (Resurrection to Reformation) – and what we think so far

We’re in our sixth year of schooling at home. And it’s so much like other motherhood feats. There’s having everyone in the house all day long with piles of books stacked high in the way of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and little ones under foot while attempting a Science experiment. There’s an English book that […]

School At Our House (Curriculum 2014-2015)

This schooling at home. It’s so much like other motherhood feats. There’s having everyone in the house all day long with piles of books stacked high in the way of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and little ones under foot while attempting a Science experiment. There’s an English book that needs to be shared two ways […]

A New School Year Begins

We’ve started a whole new year of homeschooling. Here’s a bit of my mind swirling – and a glimpse into what we’ll be using this year. Want to see? My eyes look back and marvel at the trail behind. Wondering when these half a dozen kids grew all lanky. How could I blink and miss […]

Preschool At Our House

My three and four year-olds peeked their little heads out from around the corner. They loved their play time, but couldn’t help but want to see all of the fun that their big sisters were having in the other room. “Mom, Can we do school too?” came their tiny voices. Although I’d been wanting to […]

Curriculum Choices -First Grade

As I’ve thought long and hard about our curriculum choices, and as I’ve enjoyed reading of how God leads other families to homeschool… {{Which, I want you to know that if you are not a homeschooling family- I completely respect and appreciate your decision! I strongly believe that homeschooling is NOT the right decision for […]

School Time Already!? Our Curriculum Choices for Second Grade

I can hardly believe that school time is here!! While it still feels to me like the middle of summer– I can’t help but notice the big yellow school-bus that’s made its way down our street and around the corner as the driver practices his route for the upcoming school-year (which started today for some […]

Homeschool Curriculum 2011-2012 *Kindergarten*

Wow! August is here & the summer is going so quickly… we’ve had so much fun- but, at our house we really don’t mind because we love doing school so much (this Mommy especially loves the “routine”… which I’ll share about later!)! :) And, this year, Kayla, our 5-year-old will officially be “in school” as […]

Homeschool Curriculum 2011-2012 *First Grade*

In just a couple of weeks, we will begin homeschooling for the 2011-2012 school year! Everyone is very excited! The girls have already asked if we could start… but, I’d like to get through the next couple weeks of swimming lessons, as well as get everything organized for the year… mostly trying to work out […]