Monthly Archives: January 2011

Free Resources for Robinson Crusoe Day

http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/images/2011/01/robinsoncrusoe-228x300.png

Okay, this is a little silly, but for whatever reason the fact that there is a special Robinson Crusoe Day makes me smile. February 1st is Robinson Crusoe Day, to commemorate the actual rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Scottish sailor who is said …

Posted in Free Resources, On Homeschooling | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Goal Setting – Know Your Why

Earlier this month I shared why I don’t set New Years Resolutions, and how valuable it can be to look back over the previous year during the goal setting process. Today I’d like to encourage you to take a look …

Posted in On Balancing Life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In Our Homeschool This Month: Smashing Rocks for Science

http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/images/2011/01/geology-z-1.jpg

In my attempt to bring us back to learning together as a family more, I’ve been creatively trying to balance K & J’s need to learn middle school and high school geology with introducing the topic to Little E and …

Posted in Curriculum, Homeschooling High School, On Homeschooling | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

It’s So Easy to Compare Your Child to Others, Until…

I can’t be the only parent who has done it. You know, compared my child to another. When K was 3, she decided she’d learn to tie her own shoes, so she spent a month stealing every shoe lace she …

Posted in On Parenting | Tagged | 2 Comments

In Our Homeschool This Month: Paper Mache Globes

http://workathomehomeschoolingmom.com/images/2011/01/Z-E-Making-paper-mache-paste.jpg

This month I changed up our homeschool schedule again, and returned us to a full schoolwork schedule. And shifted our schooling from each person working on their own thing to back to more family or group learning activities. While there …

Posted in On Homeschooling | Tagged , | 1 Comment