This year, Wee One #3 would be starting kindergarten if we were still in Canada. We’re all happy to be homeschooling, and we’re all happy to be down here but it feels really weird to not be registering our four year old for kindergarten. So while I can’t officially enroll her in the same homeschooling… Continue reading Alphabet and Number Matching Wheels
There are so many different ways to ignite interest in science with small children. Looking at found objects under a microscope and watching the starts come out with a telescope are classics, but the very best one to hold their attention over a period of a time is sprouting seeds! Any kind of planting will… Continue reading Learning About Germination Part I
I mentioned last month that I’d post some things I do for my preschooler while I’m busy working with my older two and this one is a big hit. The first time I did this I used squirt bottles instead of eyedroppers and I’ll tell you right now, just get some eyedroppers. It makes the… Continue reading Baking Soda and Tinted Vinegar – Preschooler Activity
Whenever people tell me they don’t know how I do it – the it being the juggling of homeschooling, having a social life, plugging away at my blog, my general June Cleaver-ness etc etc, I always tell them it’s not like I woke up one morning with three kids, an overachieving husband, and all of… Continue reading Homeschooling Multiple Ages (and being honest about it)
This week we went to a fun preschool storytime at Fred Hesse and then later we played in the playground. The storytime event was called Little Critter Afternoon Tale, it was put on by the Palos Verdes library, so sweet! It might be my new favorite picnic spot! These activities are held once a month… Continue reading Exploring Fred Hesse Park
Usually when our schedules are overflowing, it’s full of crazy fun stuff that I planned. So when I’m crazy busy, it’s generally because I want to be. This week however, not so much. I mean, I WANT our house in Canada to close but I don’t love that I have to run out to a… Continue reading Menu Monday
We are still trying to figure out how to balance our longish school days with our park day meet ups with other homeschooling families, mornings at the library, field trips and mommy group meet ups with kids closer to Wee One #3’s age. So far, we have decided to do formal school 4 full days… Continue reading First Week of (Home) School 2012/13
When Wee One #1 was still wee (he’s 12 now), I had big plans to homeschool him and any other children we’d have. I thought it was better than traditional school for so many reasons – I could tailor the lessons to make sure it sinks in, I could spend extra time on concepts that… Continue reading Homeschoolers, us? Really?