Category Archives: Homeschool

Cyclops disproven

Mr. Caffeinated is reading history and Greek myths to Junior. They have concluded that the legend of Cyclops is utter nonsense promulgated by urban residents because of the sheer improbability of a giant with huge hands being able to effectively … Continue reading

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Leaning tower of apples

Ah, fall. The season when we try to get on top of homeschooling, keep up with the laundry, and get the harvest put up before frost. Today’s circus: in ring 1, we have Spelling. In ring 2, we have the … Continue reading

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The Cider Rebellion

I guess I’m a rebel in my own little way. A confluence of events resulted in a minor, unnoticed insurrection this morning. Rosebud is taking a couple of classes at the local high school. There have been some stories in … Continue reading

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Functional Measurements

It’s so nice when their academic work actually reflects what we’re trying to teach them in real life. Maybe now when I send him for a pint of tomatoes, he can find the right size. He really enjoyed the fact … Continue reading

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Friends are a blessing

All this smoke is making me cranky, so I’m counting some blessings. Today, my good friend Michelle is helping my daughter with her math, which I’m profoundly thankful for because if it’s not written in notation on the music staff, … Continue reading

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School Starts Today

I’m ready… on paper.  I’d really prefer to have another week of summer vacation… but when the Moose and Junior both asked if we could start school a week early, what was I supposed to say?  “No, I’m sorry, it’s … Continue reading

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Homeschool year – the end approaches!

I just printed out this week’s checklists for my younger two, and realized that we’ve only got six weeks left in this school year! The Moose and Junior have been somewhat displeased that the rest of the world (nation, state, … Continue reading

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Newest addition to the worship band

Look who got recruited to play with the big boys in the worship band at the Presbyterian Church with me!  

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Gettin’ Organized

I just finished the curriculum planning for  the Moose for his fourth grade homeschool work this year. This major undertaking, which usually eats up most of August, results in me having weekly checklists completed for the entire school year; very … Continue reading

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Pungent Phonics

Teaching children to read is a joy. As they get bigger, they are less willing to snuggle… but are usually willing to suspend this prejudice during reading. Homeschooling means getting to spend lots of that up-close-and-personal quality time with my … Continue reading

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