Homeschool Adventures · learning with kids · Raising kids

A new school year already?!

School has already started for many or will start in a matter of days. I can imagine the spectrum of feelings a lot of us are experiencing: first-day jitters, anxiety, excitement, fear, relief, dread, freedom, anticipation, happiness, hope, among others. I have mixed emotions. Since I'm my kid's teacher, I feel an enormous amount of… Continue reading A new school year already?!

Homeschool Adventures

With school starting soon, find curriculum materials at Education.com!

As a homeschooling parent, I'm constantly searching for engaging, interesting, and curriculum to use with my kids. When they were younger, I would make my own learning materials to accommodate their ever-changing interests. But it was a laborious and time-consuming process, so now I use curriculum from various sources to fit my kid's learning needs.… Continue reading With school starting soon, find curriculum materials at Education.com!

Homeschool Adventures · photo challenge

Ribbit’s Picture Day

Yesterday when I wrote the "Unexpected" post, I only added a tadpole photo but not Ribbit as a frog. Its habitat was not picture-friendly, but it's much better today with a water change. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/lens-artists-photo-challenge-30-unexpected/ Hello! My name is Ribbit. My favorite things to do are pooping, swimming, eating, pooping (oh wait, I already said that),… Continue reading Ribbit’s Picture Day

Homeschool Adventures · learning with kids

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Unexpected. This tadpole of ours.

The topic of sharing something "unexpected" fit right into a picture taken 3 weeks ago. Thank you Anne-Christine for hosting this challenge. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2019/01/26/lens-artists-photo-challenge-30-unexpected/ An "unexpected" package arrived in the mailbox. It was the size of an upright tissue box and felt like it held nothing but popcorn inside. I brought the box in and wondered… Continue reading Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Unexpected. This tadpole of ours.

Homeschool Adventures · Uncategorized

Do all kids read by the beginning of second grade??

This is hard for me to admit, much less put it into writing. It makes me feel vulnerable, but here I go. My second grader is struggling with reading. When we do phonics or attempt to read together, he immediately gets uptight and starts to fidget. It's like he convinced himself that reading is too… Continue reading Do all kids read by the beginning of second grade??