Reflecting on a year of pandemic homeschooling

We’re a month into summer vacation and I’m starting to getting nostalgic for the year behind us and excited for the year ahead. What better time to share some of our highlights from the past year. What started out as a last minute fix to the problem of “I don’t want my sixth grade toContinue reading “Reflecting on a year of pandemic homeschooling”

What We Read and Learned in January.

Can you believe it will be February tomorrow! I thought I’d take a moment to share what we’ve been doing in homeschool this month. For those who aren’t familiar, my sixth grader and I started our first year of homeschooling this year – we started because of the pandemic, but we’re enjoying it so muchContinue reading “What We Read and Learned in January.”

What I’ve Been Reading Lately

We’re already halfway through the month of January and my reading life for 2021 is in full swing, thanks to homeschooling and bedtime reading. I’m joining along with Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy to share what I’ve been reading over the last month. Books I’ve Finished Recently Calico Bush by Rachel Field Only the NamesContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading Lately”

My Year in Books (so far) | 2020

The year is not quite over yet but the odds of me finishing another book before the clock strikes twelve on 2020 is starting to diminish (though I’ll give it my darnedest). I finished my 2020 Reading Challenge on Goodreads (thank you Homeschool readers!) and they have even published their Year in Books so IContinue reading “My Year in Books (so far) | 2020”

10 Things I Was Doing When I Wasn’t Here.

You guys. It’s twelve days into December. Seriously. My last blog post was telling you the things I was loving this fall and now we’re knee deep into December and this morning I had to shovel snow off my front porch and we tried out our new propane outdoor heater thingy so we could sitContinue reading “10 Things I Was Doing When I Wasn’t Here.”

What We’re Reading in Homeschool: September and October

We just finished week six of our homeschooling year and we’ve read a lot of great books already. I thought I’d take a minute to share the books we have finished so far as well as the books we are currently reading. I’ll give you my thoughts as well as some book reviews by myContinue reading “What We’re Reading in Homeschool: September and October”

School Pictures and a Check In

It’s week three of our school year and we’re starting to find our rhythm. Last weekend I took the kids outside (with Doggo the Homeschool Mascot) for school pictures, because tradition. My high schooler is settling into his virtual learning nicely. His classes are starting to assign actual assignments (I’m sure he misses when hisContinue reading “School Pictures and a Check In”

Getting Ready for Back to School – 2020 Style

In three weeks we officially start our school year. My fourteen year old is starting his first year of high school virtually. He’s the amount of excited but nervous that you would expect. After months of hearing little more than crickets about what’s going to happen, the last week or two have been a comparableContinue reading “Getting Ready for Back to School – 2020 Style”