Should I Be Waking Up My Five-Year-Old?

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We’re homeschooling.  And one of the benefits of that is that when Olivia has a late night, or isn’t feeling well, she can sleep until she’s fully rested in the morning. We don’t normally start school until around 11, actually.  Our whole day is probably a few hours off of the normal American routine.   […]

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The Homeschool Magna Doodle

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Think 1800 era one room school house.  Think Anne of Green Gables.  After you’re done picturing her braids being dipped in ink, remember those slates they used.  How handy, right?  Writing spelling words and sums, erasing quickly, and then writing more.  Sure saves on paper! Well, slate is pretty rare to find these days, not […]

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Montessori! Tweezers! And a Belly Shot… Kinda…

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I’ve looked into different schooling methods for Olivia’s age, and the one I like best for now is Montessori. I like that it’s activity-oriented rather than lesson-oriented. It appeals to Olivia because it’s more like the work she sees me do around the house, rather than lessons-on-paper that would be foreign to her. The self-directed […]

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