We Have a Reader!

So, we’ve been working and working on reading. I’ve been suspicious that Boobear can read a lot better than he’s letting on, so I decided to challenge him. Want a pizza with a Book-It certificate? Read to your Daddy. And … Continue reading

Review Crew and Updates

Happy Thanksgiving! You know how I was part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew for 2015? Guess what? I’ve been invited back for 2016! I’m really looking forward to it. When I asked to rejoin, I was a little afraid I … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 4

Week four has been a lot of fun. We read and narrated from 50 Famous Stories Retold, Child’s History of the World, and the Burgess Bird Book. We covered our basics and added back in Learning through Sounds. While I … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

First Grade – Week 3

Okay, I’ll admit it – we’re behind. While the basics are getting done every day, the extras aren’t always. This is why having a loop schedule makes me very happy (and not dating the planner! Argh, no dates!) You can … Continue reading

How Nature Walks Help Communication

I’ve mentioned several times about doing nature study with Boobear. I’ve talked about where to do it, when, and so on. But I’ve never talked about the benefits. Sure, everyone gets outside. That’s a benefit – away from the screens … Continue reading

Review: Ann McCallum’s Beanstalk: The Measure of a Giant

I’ve been curious about using math stories to teach Boobear different concepts. The idea just appeals to me, so when the Review Crew was offered the chance to review one of Ann McCallum’s math stories, I grabbed the chance. The … Continue reading

Review: Peter and the Wolf from Maestro Classics

The Review Crew was given the opportunity to review a product from Maestro Classics. Since it’s such a great introduction to different instruments, we snagged a copy of Peter and the Wolf to review. I lucked out! This was something … Continue reading

Halloween Salt Dough Skulls

We don’t have much in the way of money to go all out buying Halloween decorations. We reuse things we found previous years or make our own things. This year, we decided to get creative with salt dough and try … Continue reading

Review: Apologia – The Ultimate Homeschool Planner

As part of the Review Crew, I received a copy of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia Educational Ministries. The planner comes in blue, orange, or yellow. We received the yellow one, which is bright and happy looking. This planner … Continue reading

Review: Institute for Excellence in Writing Resource Set

I was given the opportunity to review the Institute for Excellence in Writing’s Resource Set as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. There are three parts to this set: Teaching with Games (DVD/CD-ROM set), Timeline of Classics, and A Word … Continue reading

Review: Koru Naturals, Take Two!

Back in March, I got the chance to review Koru Naturals. Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I got another chance to check out some more of their products! For review I received the Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis … Continue reading

Review: Writing Through Ancient History Level 1 Manuscript by Brookdale House

As I’ve mentioned before, I really like using Charlotte Mason methods in our homeschool. Boobear responds well to them and I find it easy to implement. (Now, that in no way means it’s easy! Just easy for me to use.) … Continue reading