homeschool happenings

we're in a pretty good groove around here in terms of homeschooling.  we enjoy our slow and easy mornings.  she wakes and goes about with a little list of things she one day decided on her own were her 'morning chores'.  she lets the chickens out, makes her bed, brushes her hair and teeth, and gets dressed.  and then often gets a little listen in to whatever her current audiobook is while I do yoga or make tea and breakfast, and then we convene for food and a start to the school day.  which lately looks something like this:

language (these days it's a lot of reading aloud, intro grammar, and handwriting/spelling practice)

math (adding and subtracting with regrouping, fractions, math facts, telling time, etc)

science/nature studies (a smattering of mostly birdwatching, human body study, earth science, weather, botany, animal studies)

geography/social studies (just finished up our North America study, making map of NC, reading about women in history)

art class

one of the beautiful things about homeschooling is that there is also ample time for reading books in bed, playing outside, gathering with friends to welcome the change of seasons, and working on the garden together now that spring is here.  some of our new favorite homeschool activities are her ukulele lessons and a weekly poetry tea with good friends.  she is still doing horseback riding lessons, and now that the weather is warmer we will likely start going more regularly again.  she and papa are also starting to do some 'shop' classes together, and today they built a swing for her doll.  also, she is loving knitting.  especially using pencils instead of needles, even though I keep offering needles.


  1. Knitting with pencils --- perfect!!! As a fellow homeschooling mother, your post was just what I needed to read!

  2. i love every bit of this! i love that she created her own little morning routine/chore list!! what a kid! :) and what incredible parents she has... nice work mom and dad!

  3. I love that there is a bit of Sammy's discarded clothing in your poetry tea picture. There are those everywhere in my house.

    1. little naked Sammy.......... sigh. We are LOVING the poetry tea with you and yours!! thanks so much for including us.


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