Homeschooling Outside the Box

December Butterflies Currently my lawn looks like this. We’re studying butterflies.  If only I had scheduled a little better, we could have had some hands on experiences, but winter means intense days of school. I could try to hatch some caterpillars….and then watch them starve or die of cold. Last winter when my grandson kept…

Occupying the 4-Year-Old, Part IV

Keeping the 4-Year -Old Busy Yes, I’m still trying to keep the 4-year-old happy and busy while the 5-year-old learns to read and write and a few other fun things. The baby, now 5 months old, is easily entertained. I thank the Lord for her sweet disposition and easy nature, which is much like her…

Occupying the 4-Year-Old

The definition of insanity Home schooling a 5-year-old while his 4-year-old sister hangs out nearby and the 3-month-old baby runs the show from her swing creates one crazy place! At least week #2 of home school went much better than week #1. We see improvement. But we require more tweaking. The problem I’ve focused on…

Edible Fractions

Saturday we went apple picking. The mountains of North Carolina held crisp cool weather, and crisp tasty apples! Our girls loved the hunt for apples, and munching on apples, and riding in the wagon with apples. A wonderful time was had by all. When we left, my Sister-in-law took the big bag of apples back…