Monday, July 20, 2015

A day in the life

No two days in our homeschool are ever the same and we love it that way!  This is today's slice of love and fun.

Hungry,  hungry math! 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and cuddles with the furry family. 

A little fiddling

His favorite word of the day

And some fun paper cutting! 

Friday, June 5, 2015


We've been reading a lot about volcanoes and rocks lately and having a lot of fun with it!  Since we actually saw the lava flow from Kilauea it's been a major source of conversation around here.

I taught in New Mexico for a week recently and brought back a suitcase full of volcanic rock and fossils.   

Real, floating pumice!

Basalt - FULL of air bubbles

Friday, April 17, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mystery note scavenger hunt!

New fun this morning :)  I wrote out a series of short notes for the Boy that all led to a quick hunt and a small prize.   He asked for more and more and more and sounded out a lot of words! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Quick trip

We've been starving for sunshine around here, so the chipmunk and I took a quick trip to Florida to visit family.  

He loves to sit and have breakfast and watch for skateboarders and dogs.  We spotted coconuts,  did some surfing on the bodyboard,  and had an all around fabulous time!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The kid who doesn't like to color

The boy doesn't really like to color.   He doesn't like to draw. He will paint occasionally, and he loves mazes, but most of the time has had no interest in holding anything that will write.   We pushed it a few times, then decided to trust that he'd come to it when he was ready.   All the things are available and he has mostly ignored them until this week.  He got up Monday morning and wrote a to do list on the chalkboard.   Then he wrote words on the sidewalk outside.   He gets it in his own time.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


A typical morning.   Sean has an agenda and I'm begging for coffee.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just fiddling around

Someone had his first lesson today.   He had such a great time!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Just in time

New socks for the little man.   Just in time for it to be 50° and raining today.  He seemed comfy :)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Word Families

The Chipmunk is getting more and more comfortable with his reading (and admitting that he's reading).  We're spending lots and lots of time reading together, of course, but I thought we'd try to help him find some extra confidence by playing with word families.

We wrote them all out on the driveway, found a rock, and started hopping!

Be still my heart

This little man makes my coffee in the morning.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Springing up!

Daylight savings here came along with 75° weather and plenty of rain.  We're spending all of our time dodging the rain drops and planting everything we can find.   We can't wait for veggies!

No desks today!

Homeschooling FTW! No desks for us this beautiful morning :)