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.

Leaving the Flock

DFW, Homeschooler’s Life

I continue to be amazed at the plethora of educational outings available to us in the DFW area! If you are in North Texas and not in any of the homeschool groups, you really are missing out on finding out about all the activities to take part in. The key places to look are on… Continue reading DFW, Homeschooler’s Life

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.

Leaving the Flock

Cooking & Community

Sunday was a perfect day to have a cooking class! We decided to make Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins and boy were they tasty! (Recipe below). We opted for 'spelt' flour, DID include the cinnamon, organic, fair trade semi-sweet chocolate chips (instead of vegan), 2 tbsp more sugar (vs stevia), and organic rice bran oil (instead… Continue reading Cooking & Community

Leaving the Flock

Kickin’ off into September

We love September. Labor Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends at the lake and is always near my husband's birthday. Therefore it is such a celebratory time for our family.     Here is our classroom by the lake at dusk. On top of our normal work, we had several, new adventures. We… Continue reading Kickin’ off into September

Homeschool Resources

Outline of ‘2nd Grade’

My resourceful friend, Gretchen, provided me with some information from our former public school that helped me put together these guidelines for our 'school' year.  Looking at the items, we are already weeks into several of the topics. I have been able to ID two areas of weakness that I plan to push harder into.… Continue reading Outline of ‘2nd Grade’

Homeschool Resources

Planning Resource & Thoughts for our Future

In addition to our homeschooling adventures, I want to save and share homeschooling resources and articles I find here on the blog. This is a great, inspiring article from another HS mom that is very organized with her lesson plans.  I can see needing this type of organization when we take on managing multiple subjects,… Continue reading Planning Resource & Thoughts for our Future

Leaving the Flock

End of our First Week!

Well, we did it! We made it through our first official week.  I am very encouraged by the progress we have made in such a short amount of time. I have learned much about my son. Where he is at in various subjects, his strengths, and his weaknesses. I am really enjoying the flexibility to… Continue reading End of our First Week!

Leaving the Flock

Climbing, who knew!?

It seems that we have gotten into a good routine in the mornings for math, spelling, and writing. Driving proves to be the perfect time for Sebastian to read to me from his chapter book. Today after we finished our academics, we headed over to Summit Climbing Gym. Who knew this would be so much… Continue reading Climbing, who knew!?