Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I agree........

How to get your kids to be fanatical readers--Sorry, moms and dads, but it's your job -- not the schools' -- to find books to get your kids reading and to make sure they read them. Read the full article at CNN.

Time 4 Learning

Today was the first day that Zach used TIME 4 Learning as part of our daily studies. He seemed to really enjoy it. I knew he would-he loves learning on the computer and he was able to go into what ever lesson he chose. Today he did a science lesson and learned about dinosaurs. It's well worth the monthly fee.

Time 4 Learning

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A change in pace?

I think we hit a snag in our studies last week. It's not that Zach is having difficulty in anything we're doing,but I think he might be overwhelmed by something. I think I'm going to ditch the schedule and see how it goes. I'm also thinking about maybe letting him do some things online. He has been working on math at KHAN ACADEMY and really seems to enjoy it. And of course,he loves anything on the computer. I found TIME 4 LEARNING. It also keeps track of the progress and I like that. I think we will be adding it to our studies next week. What are some of your favorite "non traditional"-study aids? What are some things you do when you or your kids get overwhelmed with things?

Monday, September 19, 2011


I'm still questioning the schedule I set for our studies. It seems there just isn't enough time in the day or the week to get things done. Do you follow a SET SCHEDULE for your family's homeschool studies?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I've been ordering ALOT Of books from Amazon lately and the latest batch came today. YAY! Now have to get kiddo busy reading. I made a schedule out for our studies and this has been the first week to try and get everything done on schedule each day. Today was HARD! Either we're going to have to work longer with fewer/shorter breaks or we're going to have to get up earlier and get to work earlier--or work later. Neither kiddo or I am morning people so I think the latter option of working later would work better for us. It takes a little bit for us to get going in the mornings. I'm trying my best not to give up on the schedule just yet-but it's tempting. Not quite sure what we'll end up doing. Maybe I can stick it out for the two weeks trial as I had planned and tweak it up some.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Beautiful weather this week.........

Zach has spent more time outside this week than he has the whole summer! We aren't fans of HOT weather-and this summer has been a HOT one! He loves to go outside and swing and listen to PANDORA radio on his IPHONE. He has found music from his fave video game LITTLE BIG PLANET,so he has been listening to that over and over and over all day!
Tomorrow,we will finish our first 2 weeks of Writing With Ease and I must say that I think we both like it. Monday,we will start what I hope will be the schedule we'll be able to follow for the rest of the year. We will do the core subjects daily and then add in one other subject each day of the week-with Friday being a day for activities-library-or whatever we want. I've been easing him back into the habit of doing daily lessons for the past two weeks and I think he's ready to hit the books FULL TIME now....That's the plan at least.

The Little Horse with a Big Heart

Today,Zach read the story about Einstein-the world's smallest horse.

Find out more about Einstein.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Zach read these books today. Little Pink Pup reminds me of a little runt piglet we had many years ago.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

busy with studies

We are still working everyday with our studies-I need to sit down and schedule everything out a little better so we'll have certain days for certain studies. We finished up our first week of WWE and so far so good. Zach has even seemed interested in wanting to know more about some of the stories,so I think we will add LAURA INGALLS WILDER to our reading list. He really enjoys reading the stories in PATHS TO ADVENTURE,too. Now if we can both get over our "sickies",we will be doing better--Zach was sick over the weekend and ran a slight fever. I think his was just a cold. Mine turned out to be more of a problem and I ended up at the dr's office today--SINUS INFECTION.....

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Giveaway..........

Be sure to check out HOME EDUCATING FAMILY PUBLISHING's September giveaways.......

Throughout the month of Sept they are picking random people to receive 2 On the Go planners -- one for you and one for a friend. GOOD LUCK.......!/HomeEducatingFamily