Daily schedule

Well Planned Day Homeschool Planner with Dollar Tree Upgrades

Choosing a new planner each year is always a bit of a chore. This year I used "A Simple Plan" homeschool planner from Mardel, plus the On The Go planner from Well Planned Gal for personal/household scheduling. I liked that "A Simple Plan" had large spirals that opened easily, however they were a little too… Continue reading Well Planned Day Homeschool Planner with Dollar Tree Upgrades

Field Trips

Homeschooling Perk: Spring Break without the crowds

We took our spring break this week. Why would we wait till mid April, when we are only a few weeks till the end of school? Our main reason for waiting is to have a beach without the crowds. Especially with COVID-19 still a thing, we wanted to be able to have plenty of social… Continue reading Homeschooling Perk: Spring Break without the crowds

Science

Botany with The Good & The Beautiful and a new flower parts iron-on

This post contains an affiliate link to my TeachersPayTeachers.com store. Purchases made in the store through the link help to fund this blog. Thanks! We are a few weeks into our The Good & The Beautiful Botany unit, and I have to say it is one of my favorite units to date. We have really… Continue reading Botany with The Good & The Beautiful and a new flower parts iron-on

Social Studies

Using Paper Dolls in History

As part of our The Good & The Beautiful History Year 2 curriculum, I read aloud from a chapter book of historical fiction for whichever time period we are studying (ancient history, Middle Ages, explorers, modern history). We have discovered that paper dolls are a great addition during history read aloud time! I have several… Continue reading Using Paper Dolls in History

Daily schedule

A Blessed Friday

It is an absolutely beautiful Friday! We spent the morning doing our Friday school work, but then spent a couple of hours outside in the sunshine this afternoon. Does it get any better than beautiful spring Fridays when homeschooling? We began our day with an ending. We read the last story in our "Kingdom Tales"… Continue reading A Blessed Friday

Electives

Artist Study: Georgia O’Keefe

(The included Amazon links are affiliate links. If you use the links to make a purchase, you help to support this blog. Thank you!) Last summer, when I asked my kids what electives they would like, my youngest replied, "Art!" We had used the World's Greatest Composer study from Confessions of a Homeschooler last year… Continue reading Artist Study: Georgia O’Keefe

Field Trips · Science

Nature Study resources for Texas homeschoolers

Nature study is one of the coolest things about homeschooling and one of our favorite weekly activities. We go on a hike around the neighborhood or an area park and look for something: wild flowers, clouds, trees, acorns, insects, birds, animal tracks, rocks, or fossils. We talk about weather, life cycles, ecosystem, man's effect on… Continue reading Nature Study resources for Texas homeschoolers

Curriculum

I finally made my binding machine dreams come true

(The included Amazon links are affiliate links. If you use the links to make a purchase, you help to support this blog. Thank you!) Once we started homeschooling, we began taking stacks of printed pages to local print shops or office supply stores to have them bound into spiral books. Through the years, I have… Continue reading I finally made my binding machine dreams come true

Science

Making Plant Cell T-shirts for The Good and The Beautiful Botany Unit

(The included links to products at Amazon and Teachers Pay Teachers are affiliate links. If you use the links to make a purchase, you help to support this blog. Thank you!) We are still working in our Kingdoms and Classification science unit from The Good and The Beautiful, however I have started planning fun activities… Continue reading Making Plant Cell T-shirts for The Good and The Beautiful Botany Unit

Curriculum

Things to Consider When Shopping for Curriculum

No matter whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned pro, there is a period of every year when the homeschooling parent must look forward to the next school year. Deciding on curriculum can be a daunting task. There are so many options: textbooks, living books, workbooks, video lessons, teacher-led, co-op led, etc. First,… Continue reading Things to Consider When Shopping for Curriculum