All Pets Welcome by Adele Griffin

I was asked to review the first book in this series, The Beckett List, and I fell in love with it! Actually, I decided to read it to the kids as a read aloud for school and we all loved it. When Algonquin Books reached out and asked me to review book 2, All PetsContinue reading “All Pets Welcome by Adele Griffin”

Planning: Homeschool Planet and My Process

I was once told I like the planning aspect of homeschooling more than the teaching and while I don’t think that was a compliment there is a little truth to it. There is something refreshing about the blank slate of a new year and the excitement of what’s to come. I have always been aContinue reading “Planning: Homeschool Planet and My Process”

Harry Potter Study: Science: Alchemy

Science Science is broken into alchemy, astronomy, herology, and magical creatures. These can be studied in any order. we started with alchemy because of the tie to the Sorcerer’s Stone. Using Rocks and Minerals as the text we completed worksheets, activities, crafts. Alchemy We started with alchemy because of the tie to the Sorcerer’s Stone.Continue reading “Harry Potter Study: Science: Alchemy”

Summer School or School in the Summer

I like to think of our school year as having 3 parts. Fall, Spring, Summer. Fall and Spring is when I choose a curriculum and fill in the rest with extracurricular activities and co-ops, etc. But in the summer most of our sports stop and piano pauses and scouts take a break. This leave timeContinue reading “Summer School or School in the Summer”

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is not one of my favorite subjects to teach but it had to be done so I tried to make it as hands on and light as possible. For Poetry Tea Time we made depression cake or I’ve heard it called crazy cake. The idea was to show how making a cakeContinue reading “The Great Depression”

Animals From Down Under

We recently finished out study of animals in the Australasia area. We really enjoyed this study and had a lot of fun with not only the animals but a little bit of culture too. Counter clockwise: We read a few books and used them to work through our Nature Journal from Thinking Tree. We learnedContinue reading “Animals From Down Under”

The World Is Our Classroom: Book Review

I recently had the privilege of reading The World Is Our Classroom by Cindy Ross as an ARC (advancedreadercopy) from NetGalley. As a homeschool mom I was drawn to the title and that cover is so peaceful I wanted to feel that adventure. In our family school we also strive to have the world as our classroomContinue reading “The World Is Our Classroom: Book Review”