We are at a repeat of where we were this time last year. “Are you feeling it too? The calendar is clearing up. There’s white space on the page, flip flops by the back door and blue skies outside! Choir, church activities, drama troupe have all ended for the year for us. Some subjects are wrapped up and tucked away. The girls are still practicing
You may have noticed that things have been quieter here at Hodgepodge. That’s because we are focusing hard on finishing well this school year. We are also in the thick of preparations for end-of-the-year recitals, programs and more. The end of the homeschool year is so very close! But I also wanted to share with you something on my heart – with the end in
~ I’m keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful homeschool habit on Fridays! After we took a homeschool spring break, we went right back to it with required standardized testing. It was a productive yet interesting week of juggling things with our multiple ages. I am sharing our week and my tips in today’s weekly homeschool wrap up, Collage Friday style! Doing testing right
Several times this week I received confirmation that we need to take a break. This photo was taken Monday morning after the younger two had completed their school work… Time for a homeschool break! Nerf guns and backyard swinging over here. How about you? We all need breaks. Short breaks during the day. And a break from homeschool. We’ll be taking a spring break next
This week following the change to daylight savings time always seems to be an adjustment in many ways. Especially for children going to bed when it’s still a little bit light outside. But I am sharing a habit that helps! A habit that is also one of the ways we grow a love of reading in our home. ~Any affiliate links included are for resources
The past two weeks I have been noticing and cataloging in my mind the many opportunities homeschooling affords us. Last week our week was somewhat hijacked by sickness. Half the household had some terrible virus. Needless to say our week did not go as planned. But, you know, sometimes there are other lessons to be learned. ~Any affiliate links included are for resources we absolutely
With unusual snow and ice this winter, we’ve had some sidetracks in our homeschool. We’ve needed to ‘catch up’ here and there in different subjects. So this week I decided we would have catch up days. Catch up days are good not only for catching up but also for switching up the routine. Sometimes it is relaxing to know that you will have an entire
I’ve just tucked in Littlest Girl and am about to close her door. “Wait! Mama!” she cries urgently. “Tomorrow, can we study the brain? Because I just need to know about what all is up there.” Yes… (Resources pictured above: laptop, Tapestry of Grace Writing Aids, high school student planner, high school Apologia marine biology text and another high school planner.) And so we do.