Homeschooling

Refrigerator Learning

Since starting the new school year, Samuel and I have been enjoying doing a daily calendar center. Everything is on our refrigerator and it was all free, minus the cost of paper and ink. :) We cover what month it is, which month was last and which is next, the date, the current weather, the… Continue reading Refrigerator Learning

Day in the Life

Day in the Life (May 2017)

May 22, 2017 Our night was somewhat better than the few before it, but Elizabeth still woke up a few times and was upset. When she got up at 5:45, I figured that she'd stay up after nursing, and I was right. We got up for the day at 6:00 and said good morning to… Continue reading Day in the Life (May 2017)

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 04/12/17

Joshua (13) came in the house on Monday afternoon saying that he had been coughing and wheezing while riding his bike. :( I was definitely surprised as he usually only has viral-induced asthma, not pollen or exercise-induced, and even viral is rare now that he's older. As he told me about what he was feeling, which he described… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 04/12/17

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 03/22/17

My cucumber plants didn't make it. :( I had one thriving seedling and one that looked like it might hang on but when I attempted to "help" the plants by putting tiny stakes (toothpicks) next to them, I found them dead the next day. Yep, I killed them. lol Oh well, I tried really hard!… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 03/22/17

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 03/14/17

I basically killed our seedlings. Or, at least the cucumbers. After posting last week about the fuzzy mold I'd found on their peat (soil), I put them outside in the sunshine. Well, it was windy and they got stressed, and then it rained and HAILED that night! Had I brought them inside? No, because I didn't… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 03/14/17

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 11/21/16

Almost every time Samuel gets sick, it turns into croup. For him, croup is serious, with him struggling to breathe, unless we treat it quickly. It used to be very scary but over the last year or so, I've figured out how to help keep it from turning into an emergency. Last Tuesday, he told me… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 11/21/16

Thoughts and Happenings

Thoughts & Happenings 10/3

We sure enjoyed the weather this weekend! Stephen was home both days and we made the most of it. ^_^ On Saturday, I taught Samuel how to ride his bike without training wheels. Funny story - the other day he was asking for a bigger bike and I told him that his bike was still… Continue reading Thoughts & Happenings 10/3