Learning Should Be Fun – Right?

Welcome back as we continue our 10 Days of Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Homeschooling! We’re doing something different today! Dana from Roscommon Acres and I have this same problem in common — we both tend to cut out all the fun stuff too easily!! And we want learning to be fun. Because, it SHOULD be, right? ~~ Cutting Out The Extras by Dana I think I once pictured our homeschool days full of paint and glue and magnifying glasses and activity and mess. I saw art not so much as a subject, but as a way for my

Abc’s of Homeschooling ~ Lead By Example

I’ve been convicted lately, that I haven’t been leading by example. I don’t know why not..I ask my girls to do it all the time! Princess, you’re the oldest, I need you to set a good example, please. Drama Queen, you need to set a good example for your little brother. If you complain about doing school (or chores), your brother/sister is going to start complaining too. If you want your siblings to stop yelling at you, you need to set a good example and stop yelling at them. Set  a good example! Lead by example! When my son was

On Art And Learning – And the Art of Learning

I don’t like to brag, but, well, okay you talked me into it. I’m pretty good at drawing. There – you dragged it out of me. Happy now? Wanna see? {A quick sketch of this image by sight, to show Princess a few pointers} One of my favorite classes in school was art class. LOVED art class. I don’t remember ever really being encouraged in art at all, though. Maybe I just blocked that out. (I do remember my brother being encouraged in high school to pursue drafting or some area that would put his good art skills to use