Friends it has truly been a hodgepodge these last two weeks. We are learning a variety of things in a variety of ways. But I believe that the overall theme of our learning has been keep on keeping on. Nothing spectacular and just pretty simple and basic. On the trail again…(a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll on the Silver Comet Trail) So, something like this… Didn’t
The last two weeks I have noticed several intertwined homeschool themes at Hodgepodge. The themes are different because of our multiple ages – from elementary up to high school. But, of course, those themes are complementary and supportive of one another. I’ll share them with you today. Let me know what you think. ~ Affiliate links are included in this post. So a portion of
We are roughly two weeks into our January homeschool here at Hodgepodge. And it has been a long time since (um, November!) I have shared a Collage Friday update! We had the most splendid Christmas and New Year celebrations with family. Our times stretched out for days. We were blessed with good health. And though I didn’t share specifics here on the blog, I did
Oh I am such a rule follower! So, in writing this and sharing about our week of taking advantage of a homeschool schedule, I am speaking to myself too. See, I have to remind myself that there is a wonderful balance that can happen when we keep our diligence in homeschool, yet take advantage of those wonderful opportunities that the Lord puts in our path.
You might remember that last year all our ages studied marine biology using Apologia resources. Oh we could just continue to camp out there! What a fantastic year of learning it was! (More on that Most Used IKEA Bookshelf in 10 Homeschool Learning Centers at Hodgepodge) But, we have also been excited about new studies this year. My 10th grade son is especially looking forward
We are expanding our weekly homeschool planning meeting. Why? Things are always changing at Hodgepodge: our children’s needs, moving into older grades, more accountability needed. This year our eldest three children simply needed to SEE all their subjects and practice scheduling their time. How We Expanded Weekly Homeschool Planning I typed up all the subjects, assignments and household jobs. Then each of our older three
We’ve been enjoying a slow and steady start to homeschool after a fun summer. This week has been one marked with moving on. Like the Little Engine That Could. I think I can… I think I can… We aren’t quite up to full speed but I’d say we are at least 3/4 or close to being full throttle. We are still savoring summer with some
Once again we are having a slow and steady start to homeschool. We are still hanging on to summer and dipping in the pool while getting our feet wet in homeschool. Last week we started with just math. Plus we started back to piano lessons. This week we have added another subject (of each child’s choice) and are getting back to using our student planners.