Before my site went down, I'd completed a 31-day blog challenge in August. I'm, honestly, really bummed that I lost so much great content that was up here over the last year (and I'll be putting back up what I can as I can), but I wanted to do the daily challenge again. So, over … Continue reading Day One (Again) of My Daily Blog Challenge
As you know from my talking about the curriculum we'll be using for first grade, we're planning to homeschool for the 2020-2021 school year. We're now all set up on paper for that. I've filed with Kansas, and in doing that, I needed to (well, we needed to) come up with a name for our … Continue reading Welcome to Justitia STEAM & Classical Academy
If you've been homeschooling - or even considering homeschooling - then you know that the first question "concerned" people ask is, "What about socialization?" Because of this, one of the most common questions asked in homeschooling groups is, "so what can my kids do as a social activity?" Rest assured, there are many activities for … Continue reading Ideas for Social Activities for Secular Homeschoolers
2018 was kind of an odd year around here. I'd hoped to have the blog more populated than it currently is, but life happens. That said, happy new year! It's 2019 now, and we're finishing out our winter break (It's futile to attempt to homeschool while my 20-year-old is home visiting from college. It's just … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I am participating in the blog tour over at Minnesota Country Girl, where I provided a guest post for her series: "Summer in the Outdoors: A Series of Gardening, Foraging, and Nature Studies" In preparing for writing the post, I was faced with a little bit of a dilemma: I run. I hike. I love … Continue reading Gardening with Kids When You Don’t Garden – Guest Post at Minnesota Country Girl
Parents, especially those who homeschool, can get really caught up in ensuring their kids are always learning. Whether this is through ensuring that every toy is "educational" and every television program consumed teaches something or it's through carting children from one enrichment activity to another, it's a mistake. "What?" you may say, "but I thought … Continue reading Downtime Is Just As Important as Time Spent Learning
Another week is done. What do you do to make it special? Do you think it's important to mark the end of the week? Most of our Fridays end with Princess Boogie's violin lesson. A few others end with a class at our local zoo. We've started to add in a special treat each week: … Continue reading End of the Week Traditions in Homeschooling