Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Back to School~~ Our September Read Aloud Selections

There has been a lot that has changed, but we are still homeschooling! I want to jump right back into blogging about our homeschooling adventures. Along the way I will be sure to get you caught up. In our usual fashion I like to start off with what we will be reading to start our school year off. Right now we are on track to officially start back on September 6th. 


We still will be using Bravewriter as a language resource. The book Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Brown was actually recommended to me by a friend, so I was really excited that it was  a book on the Bravewriter Boomerang list it is recommended for 8th-10th grade. This book will be for Ken, I think she is going to love it. Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was on the list as well. Picked for DJ! This boy loves to read particularly non-fiction books, so I selected this as a challenge to him. 

This year we are aiming for accountability, accomplishing goals, and really enjoying this homeschool lifestyle that we are so blessed to live. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A New Homeschool Blog

We have started another homeschool blog. This new directions is exciting to me for many reasons. The most important reason is because the kids are contributors on the blog. This is our first ever family writing collaboration project. We are excited and hope that we can inspire you like you guys have inspired us! There will not be any more postings at this blog. Please join us at Montessori Makers! Thank you for all of your support here at this blog and we hope to see you over there too!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Activities That Were Caught on Camera

I am getting back into taking pictures. Here are some snippets of some of  June's learning fun.

                                Learning about bridges.
                                       Hacking a RC.
                             Painting like Jackson Pollock.
                                      Reverse Engineering.
Designing a helmet after learning about the importance of wearing a bike helmet.
                                     Plenty of duct tape wallets being made.
                                     Experimenting with lip balm making.
                                    Sculpting with clay.   

Enjoying Farm School led by another homeschool mom and friend.

I really do like taking pictures. I am so glad to be able to start documenting out learning again, but please know that our learning never stopped. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Little Free Library


Well I have managed to pump out one blog post since I last shared here. Pop over to Brain Builders Inc. to read  how this Little Free Library has helped our neighborhood grow readers.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Letter

Dear Readers,

I have to be honest here my attention to this blog has shift gears. I am going to still blog here whenever I can. I really like the part of blogging where you receive feedback from your readers, I'll stay positive in thinking that everyone is just as busy as I am to leave comments.

I would like to invite you to like our non profit's Facebook Page. Although you may not live in our community the likes and the shares helps to get the word out and who knows you may be inspired to start a non profit offering educational experiences for children preschool-highschool. Also we have a blog that I have tons of postings in drafts that I am close to pushing that magic publish button. Go to  Brain Builders Inc. and check it out!!  We appreciate your support and hope that you will support Brain Builders Inc. as much as you have supported us here.

I am so excited to be able to share my dream that has been in the making for years. We love you guys and this will not be the last posting but an opportunity to become more personal.

From your friend,

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A Full Circle

We are back home! We started a non profit in March! We still love homeschooling!!


We are still in remodeling mode and getting organized, but I won't let that get in the way of blogging. See you guys back here tomorrow! I have so much I want to share.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Memory Work

I decided to add memory work to the kid's school days. We have been learning about Shakespeare and reading the play A Midsummer's Dream. We just started on Monday and so far the kids and I have been enjoying it.                                             


I really like the techniques that Ken Ludwig shares in his book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, we have been learning lots of new meanings to words, imagery, and rhythm to words. Finally I have been able to appropriately challenge their reading skills too. This past Sunday we saw a group of homeschoolers perform the play A Midsummer's Night Dream and it helped them to get to know the characters. Well, really they don't like how they adapted it now that they are reading the play themselves. The play was fantastic!

Learning one line at a time!