We have gone through thinking about these choices (Public School – Not the Enemy), making our decision (Public School – Decision Time) and how to plan for the transition to the public school (Public School – Planning). Before the bus pulls up to your driveway on your child’s first day of public school there are still a few things we need to work on. So, Let’s Dig In! Set up a Trial Day of School. Talk to the school about setting up a trial day for your child. Let them get a feel for what it is going to be like. Let them meet the teachers and students they will be working with. My recommendation, is to set it for a Friday, right before a […]
If you are just tuning in, this is the third post in this series. Check out the first post, Public School – Not the Enemy to see how this all started, and Public School – Decision Time to see how we came to this point of planning. Now, Let’s Talk About Those “Ducks” All the “ducks” you need to get in order before making the physical transition to a public school can seem like a HUGE undertaking. However, we will work through it and in the end you will wonder why you thought it was going to be such a daunting task. The first thing is to contact your Home Study Department. Each state handles homeschooling in different ways, and believe it or […]
Wow, what a way to start a post huh. Well, actually a short series, with this being the first. Why in the world would anyone ever think that public school could be an enemy? Well, as a homeschooler their seems to be an unspoken stigma about using the public school system. That if we take advantage of it, there must be something wrong with our teaching or parenting. I am here today to tell you that public school is NOT the enemy. Yes, public school is way different than homeschooling, but that does not mean it is bad. In fact there may be times that using the public school system is a much better choice for a family. Maybe your family. In my opinion, homeschooling […]
Family upon family have gone through the separation of family, for job related reasons. For some it could be college or trainings, others the military, some business meetings. No matter the reason the separation seems so much harder to handle when kids are involved. For us, this separation known well ahead of time, and something we kind of choose. See my hubby had the opportunity to change jobs in the government. With his new job came the knowledge that he would have to go away for 5 weeks to Dallas for training. An awesome adventure for him, but for the rest of us staying at home, um not so much. Knowing that this new job would be better for our family was reason enough to […]
Let’s face it. Homeschooling takes planning. Yeah, we can get some school work done each day without much planning, depending on which curriculum we choose. However, taking the time to plan out our lessons, makes the school day go by so much smoother. I want to share with you some of my tips to get those lessons planned out, ahead of time.
Okay everyone, it is just about the end of January. I told you I would be checking in with you, to see how you are doing on sticking to your goals. So, how are you doing with your goals?
As a Homeschooling Mom with very busy, active kids, I do not have much time to menu plan. I have, in the past, sat down for hours putting a week’s worth of meal plans together. I would go through my cabinets to find out what we have, pull out our recipe books and pick which meals we could eat with what we have, write out a shopping list of what I would need to buy, pull out coupons to match and then finally go shopping. It really did take hours and hours, with most weeks at about 4 hours per week’s worth of groceries. I decided about a year ago, enough was enough. Something had to give.
New posts are a welcome sight from other blogs I subscribe to. Even more so, when I know what will be coming. I love looking forward to all the different series that are heading around the corner. Since I love looking forward, I thought I would give you the same excitement and share some of our up-coming posts and series for the month of January.
With a new year comes self-reflection and motivation to change. Our blog is no different. Even though we have only been around a short while, the new year gives us motivation to press forward and set goals. What are those goals? How do you fit into this? Read on and find out!
In this day and age of more things going digital, it is so nice to get actual mail that isn’t junk. Sending out those Christmas cards however, is much less appealing. I love the idea of finally dropping them in the post office bin, but getting them ready to mail is just so overwhelming. So now that Christmas card season is here, how do I go from being overwhelmed with getting one card out to getting out a hundred?