Friday Five: End-of-Year Itch, Mom’s Day Out, and Preschool Years

Featuring frivolity with friends 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ Oh my goodness. The home stretch of the school year is rough. We are all ready to be done. We just need to wrap up loose ends. The house is fraying at the seams. One more week, then testing, then we’re off! We can do it. I am looking forward to our June break, but it is already looking … Read More

Friday Five: Programming Hopeful, Tidiness Do-Over, Year-Round Woes, and more

. . . 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ The anticipation builds: only three more weeks of regular school, then testing week, and then we’re off until after the fourth of July! We’re closing in on it, and it helps propel us forward. Actually, I keep thinking of reasons maybe we should just call it good enough for now, but we will push on – those times I have … Read More

Friday Five: Shakespeare, Evernote, Reading Habits, and more

Featuring favorite finds 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ It’s been a very solid week of school. Keeping the work of 4 students (well, 3 1/2 students, really) plus 1 toddler – maybe she’s a preschooler now? – is definitely something that can cause me to feel a bit out of breath by lunch time. But the more we stick with it, the easier it becomes – just like … Read More

Friday Five: verdure term, book organization, and vocations

Featuring family phenomenon 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ We began our last term of the year this week – perhaps it was that ray of hope that helped everyone get started with pep and cheerfulness. It was a fairly painless beginning. Plus, we’ve certainly hit our groove. I should probably do my best to keep next year as similar as possible, because our groove does seem to be … Read More

Friday Five: break week, teacher training, & EHAP help

Friday Five: follow-through, ‘fore and aft, freebie, FAQ, & favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ It was Easter break week for us this week, and we spent half of it holed up in the house sick. There was disappointment all around – if one is going to cancel everything and be sick in bed, one might as well do it on a school day so school is canceled, rather than on a break week when it’s play that is canceled. But … Read More

Family meals, week in and week out

Weekly Menu Plan and Kitchen Snapshots ~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life – in my kitchen. ~ I hope you had a wonderful Easter! We had a low-key day at home, but we still celebrated with good food, including my favorite broccoli salad (it has bacon in it). He is risen! Pretty Follow me on Instagram I am so thankful my mom does the egg-coloring every year. She boils up a dozen for each kid, sets up, … Read More

Friday Five: break week break down

follow-through, fun, freebie, FAQ, & free reads First, before we jump into our week’s summary, I want to remind you of the checklist chat happening TODAY. If you haven’t registered yet, do it now: You’ll receive a replay link an hour after we wrap it up, whether you are able to join live or not. After two weeks this chat will be put into the Work the Plan Premium bonus section “Work Your Homeschool Plan,” so hop on now while … Read More

standard school, Friday Five: child chefs, checklist chats, kindergarten kids, and awesome audio

Friday Five: follow-through, fun, freebie, FAQ, & free reads ~ follow-through ~ It’s been a pretty standard week around here. Nothing amazing, nothing terrible. No milestones. No melt-downs. Ok, maybe that is rather amazing. :) Favorite homeschool Instagram of the week: Follow me on Instagram ~ fun ~ It’s been fun to have my kids doing more regular and even more independent kitchen help the last several months. My older two now like to grab the Simplified Pantry Collection off … Read More

Friday Five: common conditions, containers, camaraderie, and conventions

Friday Five: follow-through, fun, freebie, FAQ, & free reads ~ follow-through ~ It’s been a solid, standard week of school around here. We checked off most of our boxes. That might not be the most important thing, but it is satisfying nonetheless. Hans finished his Science book (The Story of Science volume 1) last week, so I ordered the next one and he started in on that. I guess this three-book series will only take us two years instead of … Read More

Fresh Feature: Friday Five

Ok, so SEVEN quick takes was taking way too much time to pull together, so I’m cutting it down to five consistent things I’ll be sharing on Fridays. Friday Five: follow-through, fun, freebie, FAQ, & free reads ~ follow-through ~ I’ve been really enjoying our Elementary Lesson time this year, when we do our content lessons with friends while my younger kids are playing – lessons are at my house and the “developmental-oriented preschool” is at my friends’ house. Last … Read More

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