“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
If we want to survive these very precedented times, we’d do well to look to those who’ve gone before us.
When I first heard about fidget devices (which were different than the spinners that are the current craze), I considered getting one for my highly distractable child. In the end, I decided against it. Not because I don’t think having his hands occupied is be useful, but because I think that there’s a better option to […]
I’m a big fan of doing things efficiently and competently. I don’t like to waste my time, and I certainly don’t like it when other people waste my time. Alas, I have children, so time gets wasted. But I do appreciate hacks, tips, tricks, and other inventive methods that make life just a little easier. […]
This post may contain affliated links. February is a notoriously difficult month for homeschoolers. We’re in the middle of the academic year, and neither the launching nor the landing shore is visible. It’s usually cold and dreary, and the only holidays are Valentine’s Day — and all the baggage that holds — and President’s Day. […]
This post contains affiliated links. I do so love shopping from the comfort of my own home, away from crowds and people and the evil temptations of the checkout line. Although the internet has it’s own temptations. Beware the impulse buy! And Cybermen! And Daleks! (Sorry, I got off track there.) BUT if you’ve planned […]
My eldest daughter has been reading Alexander Pope’s Essay on Man. She’s also decided that would be her poem to memorize this month. (Not the whole thing, just a couple of sections.) I was asking her about it today two days ago in lieu of a written narration, because Tuesday is still Tuesday, dangit. (Tuesday is […]
If a blogger doesn’t blog, is she still alive? Yes, I’m still here, still homeschooling, and still doing fine arts although we’ve actually scattered our fine arts throughout the week instead of relegating them to Fridays. Actually, I’ve been mulling. And I’ve been busy. And I’ve been tired. But mostly, I’ve been mulling. I’ve been primarily […]
I am, of course, speaking of February. Oh, you didn’t know the feelings of dread and despair are universal? Just google “February quit homeschooling.” Everyone wants to quit in February. But knowing is only half the battle. The other half requires careful planning, perseverance, and a sense of humor. By careful planning, I don’t mean detailed […]
There are moments in the life of the teacher when an assignment hits a different note with your student and the ordinary becomes magical. A spark is lit and bursts into flame. During a routine writing assignment yesterday, I read the poem “The Brook” by Tennyson to 8-year-old Satchmo. We read a fair amount of […]
We’re just finishing our first week of the new school year. It’s also our first field trip of the year and our anniversary. It’s been an exhausting week, but far less exhausting than last year. On more days than not, we’ve managed to have our morning time, which is where we do our fine arts […]
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