Magnificent Monday

We had a magnificent Monday!  The kids got their school work done early and since I love seeing my kids working on their assignments, I often take pics of them while they do.  Today, I snapped a lot of my middle child, who usually avoids my camera or makes goofy faces. Here he is working on […]

All American History Out Loud

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and since my children were stuck inside all day yesterday because it was raining and I was in bed sick, we HAD to get outside today.  But we also had to do school so I came up with a fun, creative way to allow both.  We have a speaker that […]

No Tears Math Lesson

You don’t even know how happy I am to see this child smiling and playing around while working on her math lesson. You see, she has really struggled in math and we have tried many different methods to get her to understand but so many of her lessons ended in tears for her and yelling […]

US Geography – Delaware

Today Andrew began the geography lessons that are scheduled in Illuminations Year 4 for 3rd – 8th. Throughout this year, he will be learning about each state in the order which they became part of the United States. We are making a state notebook using the printable sheets included in our Illuminations program that allows […]

Rooting To Learn

As I have mentioned before, my children are using English from the Roots Up to learn the Latin and Greek roots. Volume 1 was part of our Illuminations Year 3 schedule last year  and we will be using Volume 2 this year. Some people have asked me WHY this is important. I have received comments like “Latin […]

Bits Of Our Day

Here are some random pics I took of the kids working on their school work today…   Here is my youngest enjoying reading The Kid Who Ran For President. He said it is very interesting.  My middle child working on his Chalk Dust Algebra I…he did great with it today by the way! Yes, he has […]

First Day of School 2012

Today was our official first day for the 2012-2013 school year.  Yes, we started ON Labor Day.  We had no special plans for the day and have been on break for a couple of weeks anyway because we do school through the summer so why not kick off the new year with a review of […]

Creation Expo Ticket Giveaway

Announcing the first ever Ultimate Creation Expo from the same folks who bring us The Ultimate Homeschool Expo, The Ultimate Special Needs Expo and more! You know how great their other expos are so this one is bound to be just as amazing and full of great info as well as TONS of door prizes! […]

Sid the Science Kid Discovery Day

When I was a home childcare provider, we watched Sid the Science Kid every morning on PBS and the kids loved it! My youngest, who was about 8 when we first started watching it, had me record it just in case he missed something important!  HA HA He loved the way that Sid and his […]

Reading Together

I just wanted to share what it looks like during our read aloud time.  I like for them to each have their own copy as we read so they can follow along so usually one of them has the Nook, one has a book and one uses the computer or another copy of the book.