Any night is a great night for a movie night. But especially now, when the weather is cold and nighttime comes earlier. Nothing is better than a cozy night at home watching a great film.Read More
Here we are ending the month of August already. This summer was a bit of a dude for us weather-wise. The summer began with the sun shining brightly and then just sort of fizzled out! We had a super wet and rainy summer, which really puts a damper on pool days. We ended the summer in Florida with amazing sunny weather for two solid weeks!
except gym.Read More
You know that bees make honey, right? Do you know why bees make honey? It is their food during the winter months! When the flowers are available, bees eat the nectar and the pollen; but during the winter, they eat the honey.
Our school year is coming to a close and summer is fast approaching, even though in Chicago the weather is still quite brisk. I have been schooling hard this year with my daughters and my son will be finishing up his freshman year at the Science, Math & Engineering Academy. My daughters areRead More
I know how difficult it can be to locate the best family friendly movies and DVDs for our children and families. I also know how important it is to select the best home educating curriculum for my children. I love when I can get family friendly movies that I can also use as supplement to our home learning.Read More
We have been schooling for 12 weeks now and I can say we have hit a good groove . . . I think . . . but I probably shouldn't even say that or I might jinx the good thing we have going . . . My 5th grader hit her stride right away and settled right in with her curriculum as there were barely any
Every August I write a post about our plans for the coming school year here at home. I plan out what curriculum we will use for the coming school year. I do have some help from our fabulous consortium. Here are my 2015-2016 home school curriculum, 2014-2015 home school curriculum, 2013-2014 homeRead More
The Butterfly Nursery is such a delightful kit your children won't even realize they are learning. The kit enables your family watch the lifecycle of a butterfly. Literally, miracles happen before your eyes. The live butterfly kits come with caterpillars so you and your children can see theamazing transformation!Read More
Our next Camp Science experiment was Garden in a Glove. We are currently waiting for warmer weather to transplant all our seedling in the ground. I seriously had to turn my heat on last night as we dipped to 40 degrees! We are days away from May 1st and I am sitting her bundled up in myRead More
It is hard to believe that I am in our sixth year of home educating my children. From the beginning our our journey to educate at home, my children have shown a keen interest in Science. Which baffled me in the beginning because when I was in elementary school and in high school I literally despisedRead More
Each August I write a post on what curriculum we will use for the coming school year. Here are my 2014-2015 home school curriculum, 2013-2014 home school curriculm, 2012-2013 school curriculum and 2011-2012 school curriculum posts. WOW! FIVE FULL years of home educating my kiddos! I can't believe it!Read More
Every summer I still school my children . . . I know . . . I am the worst parent on the planet! We school part-time, meaning we school for about an hour three days a week. We cover the basics during the summer. Math and Literature. I also throw in whatever we may not have finished upRead More