The Failed Snow Day

The Failed Snow Day

It was one of those days. Our homeschool co-op started up again for our winter/spring semester. I’m teaching two classes this semester: Wild Kratts Academy (based on the PBS show about animals) for 4-6 year olds and also Junior Journalists (writing course and...
Developing a Homeschool Schedule

Developing a Homeschool Schedule

One of the few constants of homeschooling is that there’s a need for trial and error to find a schedule that works for your family.  Every family is different with different needs and situations.  Just because it works for one family doesn’t mean it will...
The Parenting Manual

The Parenting Manual

by Jenny and Les Inspired by our children when we had to choose whether to laugh or cry.   ~ Chapter 1: You Know Nothing Chapter 2: Seriously, You Know Nothing! Chapter 3: Things Under Control? Here’s Your Next Child Chapter 4: Why Are They So Different? Chapter...
The Other Side

The Other Side

These days, I’ve fallen into a daily rhythm with Les and my kids. Most mornings, Les and I spend thirty minutes or so together for a coffee date before he goes to work.  I cherish them, even though many mornings they are crashed by one of our many radars. When...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 9

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 9

This week, we worked on life skills related to grocery shopping, learning how electoral votes work for the presidental election, celebrated Gabriel’s nameday, I took some time to re-work our school day, and the boys learned about the Super Moon with dad. Life...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 8

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 8

This week, we learned how to properly clean the kitchen, learned about St. John Maximovitch, drew a picture of a map using a description from a book, tended to a nasty bump, had the results from our pokeberry dye bath, picked the seeds from our Panama’s Tears...
What if…

What if…

As my three big boys get older, I find myself contemplating with more frequency how I will define success for them.  My definition seems to be morphing, as I continue to think about it…daily. So what is it that matters most?  Is it the type of job my child...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 7

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 7

This post will cover the span of 2 weeks since we left for Texas at the end of last week and came back at the beginning of this week.  We learned how to work through conflict, learned about St. Peter the Aleut, traveled for a wedding, learned about an ephod, and made...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 6

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 6

This week we attempted a lesson on estimation at the grocery store, learned about Saint Juvenaly, traced our impending route south for a wedding, took dad hiking at the nature reserve, sent and received our nature pal exchange packages, had a visit from Flat Stanley,...
Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 5

Road Scholars Homeschool Chronicle: Issue 5

This week we addressed being distracted by girls, learned about St. Jacob of Alaska, expanded our map project about our city, and finished our black walnut dyeing project.  We also had an intense discussion with the boys that was a huge step towards healing for all of...