Leaving the Flock

Friends, Let’s Catch-up!

We are here in Orlando getting close to the end of our trip. This has been a well-timed trip.  Many things are in flux and changing in our world, so to take time to slow down and just enjoy ourselves in the company of family has been a nice change of pace. I will follow… Continue reading Friends, Let’s Catch-up!

Leaving the Flock

Riding the Trail, Squeezing the Juice and Painting the Stars

I wanted to share a random, happy shot from one of our mornings. As a family, we place much value on decreasing the busyness and increasing the calm. Homeschooling affords us the time to support these values. On this day my little juicer and I made one of my favorite juices (recipe below) while discussing green… Continue reading Riding the Trail, Squeezing the Juice and Painting the Stars

Homeschool Resources

Outschool, Khan & Music Mixing

We finally took the plunge and invested in a laptop for Sebastian. We wanted a windows based laptop that would be good for gaming (fast RAM), travel (lightweight & thin), Skype/google hangouts (built-in mic & cam), quick to boot up (solid state), lots of room for files (large hard drive), comfortable and easy to use… Continue reading Outschool, Khan & Music Mixing

Leaving the Flock

Oh my, oh my! It is Christmas Eve!

We started the journey into multiplication and cursive writing. It is a pretty cool thing when your child asks to learn a subject. Sebastian's curiosity with learning to write in cursive could no longer be held back, so we jumped right in. I have noticed that as he learns and excels on a topic, this builds… Continue reading Oh my, oh my! It is Christmas Eve!

Leaving the Flock

The singing has returned.

Wow has November flown by! I can't believe we have almost completed our first semester of homeschooling. This has been such a rewarding and amazing few months. I adore the classes at the Microsoft store in Northpark. They host these for our homeschool group and the kids just love them! This time we learned how to build… Continue reading The singing has returned.

Leaving the Flock

Yayoi Kasuma, Warhol & note on Health

Well if you haven't made it to the DMA yet to see the Yayoi Kusama exhibit, you should take 45 seconds of your life and go check it out. 😉 Yep, that's what you get once inside, 45 seconds. Spend the first 20 or 25 just taking in the infinity of pumpkins and make sure to… Continue reading Yayoi Kasuma, Warhol & note on Health

Leaving the Flock

A Quieter Week.

This was a welcome week. We had fewer outings and it was nice to downshift this week's pace. We hit math, double-digit addition (with carrying) and subtraction (with borrowing) up to 100 pretty hard. I am super pleased with the progress we have made in the math department over the last 5-6 weeks. Now that I… Continue reading A Quieter Week.

Worldschooling

Worldschooling, Dallas is our Classroom.

We made it through another week FULL of activities, friends, learning, and adventure. Here are some highlights from the week. Last week marked the beginning of our Fine Arts class at Zhen. I was so impressed with this place. The lobby felt very 'gallery-like' and the students use real tools, like a variety of adult… Continue reading Worldschooling, Dallas is our Classroom.