Our 2019-2020 Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Grades 3 and 4

It’s officially summer break (with the exception of some leftover math and spelling lessons), and I’ll soon be sitting down to schedule and plan curriculum for the fall. I already have most of what we’ll need for next year, which is a wonderful feeling. Since I love reading about other people’s curriculum choices, I thought … Continue reading Our 2019-2020 Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Grades 3 and 4

Charlotte Mason and Richard Louv: Nature Study and the “Powers of Observation” (Thoughts on “Home Education”)

  “Mom, look!” She stoops beside a rotting log, her voice loud with excitement. “Look at the way this fungus is growing — it’s shaped just like a rose!” We stop in our tracks, all four of us. Even the littlest one bends low to look close. I’ve been asked before just how it is … Continue reading Charlotte Mason and Richard Louv: Nature Study and the “Powers of Observation” (Thoughts on “Home Education”)

Springtime Motivation: Five Things to Do When it’s too Nice Outside to Homeschool

I creak my eyes open slowly. The profusion of chirping outside my window is as loud as it is beautiful. Early morning sunlight streams through a crack in the curtains. It is mid-May, but our year-end field trip has already come and gone, and it feels like summer. I don’t want to go to school … Continue reading Springtime Motivation: Five Things to Do When it’s too Nice Outside to Homeschool