This is not inaccurate. Still, the library’s best when you want to “try before you buy.” As homeschoolers, we’re frequent flyers of our local library year-round, but it remains on our regular summer rotation for more than merely literary pursuits– an ideal hangout, with piles of free resources, fun summer programs, performances, classes, friends we bump Read More →

The Kindergarten graduates recently had another themed “book club” party, after procuring identical copies of Happy Pig Day at the library. Willing to do ‘most anything to keep them reading during the summer, we simply added piggy-themed treats and an easy craft to make it special. The rest of us are also actively racking up reading Read More →

For this week’s installment of What to Read Wednesday, and in conjunction with online pals, I’m reviewing a recent addition to our home library from our favorite modern historians who publish the most compelling, concise, & affordable biographies on the market…  My Learning Table’s Who Was? What Was? Where Is? Blog Series runs from July to September– and is a terrific Read More →

In the margins of our summer adventuring and backyard science lessons, we’re actively logging reading hours to redeem at our local library. Does your library host a Summer Reading Program?  In the same vein as their recent Charlie & Lola Day, the almost-first-graders enjoyed a simple Harold & the Purple Crayon activity… We watched Wonder again, this time Read More →

Handsome Husband whisked the fam off for a restful, yet adventure-filled couple of days at the Oregon coast to celebrate my recent birthday. We hiked, frolicked in the sand and surf, ate heaps of great seafood, slept in, and I unapologetically binged on my latest novel to the soothing ebb & flow of the faithful Pacific. Even Read More →

Now that it’s officially summer, Little Man and the next-door cousins are joining in our daily homeschool riffraff… translation: backyard science, field trips, library days, read-alouds, & parties. We’re presently enjoying The Vanderbeekers of 141st St., our read-aloud time foraying into simple, related activities. We also enjoyed a simple Teddy Bear Picnic at a nearby park, Read More →

Smack in the middle of June busyness, on the last day of school, Center Sister turned eleven. Her current jam: Being a mermaid, making slime, watching silly YouTube videos, working on her splits, stretching, and contortionism; the mall, Starbucks, the library, Musically, gymnastics, and jumping on her trampoline. She opted to celebrate with friends and family Read More →