Mrs. P., Your Hair’s On Fire! Blitz

Middle-Grade Book Published Date: August 3, 2020 Publisher: INtense Publications LLC Jang consistently bullies his eighth grade science teacher, Mrs. P with mean and annoying pranks; but some of his classmates have had enough. They give Jang a dose of his own medicine with a prank of their own.  Unexpectedly, Jang becomes a hero after … Continue reading Mrs. P., Your Hair’s On Fire! Blitz

Review: Gobblet Gobblers

Disclaimer: I received the game Gobblet Gobblers from Timberdoodle in exchange for an honest review of the product. All opinions are my own and my children's. A lot of people are gameschooling, and it's easy to see why. In fact, when I was homeschooling my big kid, we would do a morning board game between … Continue reading Review: Gobblet Gobblers

Welcome to Justitia STEAM & Classical Academy

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

What We’re Using for First Grade 2020-2021

First grade is approaching. We decided, after a strange end to kindergarten, that we would indeed homeschool next year - so we'll have a 1st grader, a pre-kindergartner, and a preschooler at home. I've already gathered most of what we'll use for next year. We won't do every subject every day - and for some … Continue reading What We’re Using for First Grade 2020-2021

Story Time Chess Review

Timberdoodle is offering Story Time Chess as part of its new 2020-2021 curriculum rollout. The game promises that children as young as 3 will learn how to play the classic game - no experience required from either adults or children. I received the game in exchange for an honest review. About Story Time Chess Story … Continue reading Story Time Chess Review

April 5th Accountability Post

Last week was a bit of a dumpster fire. We'd all had enough of being indoors. Miss 6 completed her school's packet, 43 lessons in Dreambox and a bunch of lessons in Lexia. In addition she did:Penmanship - ZB Kindergarten p. 131Spelling - Lesson 15 "Short Vowel I"Read & discussed "The Grasshopper and the Ant" … Continue reading April 5th Accountability Post

March 29th Weekly Accountability Post

This is what Miss 6 did this past week:We wound up not doing school on Friday. Each day, we spent about 2 hours on these things, and some more time reading, watching educational videos, and playing with purpose. All About Reading Level 1 Lessons 10 & 11 (review)Zanner Blosser Handwriting K p. 127-130Spelling Workout A … Continue reading March 29th Weekly Accountability Post

Working From Home While Homeschooling

When I started homeschooling my oldest, I was a single mom going to grad school. A year in, I left grad school and started my own business. I've been running that business (and others) now for 12 years. I know a lot of us have been thrown into homeschooling & facilitating distance learning at the … Continue reading Working From Home While Homeschooling

Overview of the Homeschooling Planning Tools I Use

I'm joining in the Timberdoodle Blog Hop again today, and I wanted to talk about planning. I'm a big fan of planning. I feel like even if I don't follow the plan exactly, if I have a plan, that's a huge boost to getting things done. It helps to eliminate the risk of decision fatigue. … Continue reading Overview of the Homeschooling Planning Tools I Use

How Do You Know What to Teach?

One challenge parents struggle with is determining what to teach. In the case where you're homeschooling through K-12 or an online school, that information is often provided for you, but if you want to veer from what's prescribed, how do you figure out what to teach, and what constitutes covering a given subject? Providing A … Continue reading How Do You Know What to Teach?