A First Couple of Weeks


Our first week is behind us now. And I say that with a sigh of relief. We got everything done! I didn't plan or require too much. It was a good week, even if the first week is always a little taxing. The older kids weren't as shocked at the rude arrival of academic life as they have been in the past, and as the littles were this week. I think the older kids actually enjoyed themselves.

Eowyn's Sixth Grade Plans


My baby just turned 11 this weekend! It's hard to swallow, but there it is. As an 11 year old, she'll be tackling her sixth-grade work. I'm excited for her, and a little nervous too. She'll need to really buckle down this year, and she's not always one to enjoy buckling down. She's learning though. Doing the dishes is teaching her a lot about life, servitude, attitude, and loving well.


Gideon's Fourth Grade Plans


So Gideon is entering fourth grade this year. One of the things I've realized this summer with him is that he doesn't remember all the books he's read/listened to. I had checked those off our list because he was always there when we were reading them with Eowyn. But now he tells me he doesn't really remember the Little House books. What!? The books that impacted us in such gigantic ways that we now have goats and chickens?!


Esmond's Kindergarten


Apparently, the next school year is going to begin soon. Our co-op is actually beginning on August 1, much to the children's delight (I said that right, they are thrilled we're going to start earlier). So with that date looming on the horizon, I needed to start making my plans for our homeschool.

How to Teach Indirect and Direct Objects



I love this sentence for teaching the objects. Kids love this sentence too; they think it's hilarious. Which it is, when you start asking the questions.

John is baking Mom brownies.

Are you giggling yet? Let's start asking the questions.