Dear Channie, I am a homeschooling mom of boys (twins). I started off homeschooling them through 2nd grade. After 2nd grade I went back to work and they were enrolled in our neighborhood public school. They were there for 3rd and 4th grade. This year they started 5th grade and boy has it been disappointing!… Continue reading Dear Channie: Transitioning Twins Back Home
Friends give the best gifts! And one of my dear girlfriends told me about PepperPlate, my new favorite tool that has revolutionized how I cook for my family. Gone are the days of running around not being in control of my kitchen. PepperPlate keeps it all together–recipes, meal plan and shopping list. All in one… Continue reading PepperPlate: Finally, Some Help in the Kitchen!
I struggle with organization. I always have. In my mind everything is well planned and I move throughout the day in a calm fashion–from one task to the next. So orderly. But that is so not my reality. My kids compare me to the mom character, Frankie, from the show, The Middle. I must confess that… Continue reading My Futures Board:The Struggle Is Real!
In this week’s art lesson the girls were introduced to landscapes! We learned that: Landscapes are works of art that feature scenes of nature: mountains, lakes, gardens, rivers, etc. They can be oil paintings, watercolors, gauche, pastels, or prints of any kind. Before the girls worked on creating their own landscape we took time to… Continue reading Winter Landscape Art Project
I found out about Mystery Science last year and we had our first lesson which asked the question, Could a Volcano Erupt in Your Backyard? We all loved that lesson and learned so much. I have been looking for lessons to go with what we are currently learning. Needless to say I was thrilled to… Continue reading The Universe in a Box: Our 2nd Mystery Science Project
Dear Channie, I am a brand new homeschooler (we started in October of last year. I pulled him out of school). He is a single child and for the most part we are adjusting to it well. One of the challenges I am facing is helping him keep all his papers in order. His stuff… Continue reading Dear Channie: Help Me Keep My 7 Year Old Organized!!
As a busy homeschooling mom I have grown to appreciate and depend on the findings and creations of other moms, dads and teachers to help me out. One resource I use a lot is Schoolhouse Teachers. As I am planning my units and lessons I always check out the lessons, worksheets and videos they have. So… Continue reading Schoolhouse Teachers: A Trusty Resource