Our Flexible School Day – Back to (Home) School 2013

Our Flexible School Day ~ What Works and What Doesn’t We have tried a lot of different things over the years, and we’ve been very flexible with our schedule to accommodate our current place in life. School looked different when we had napping toddlers underfoot than it does now that everyone is a part of the learning. In fact, school is always shifting and growing for us–as the youngest begins to enter the independent reading stage, as the oldest enters the independent learning stage…. our school day is always flexing, shifting, growing, like a living thing. Even though things are

ABC’s of Homeschooling ~ Workcharts (Workboxes.)

Once upon a time.. there was a fairy princess. No, it was a homeschool mom. And she found a magic wishing rock that would make all her dreams come true. No, that’s not true either. It was a new homeschool system that was going to fix all of her problems. And it did. Sorta. Well, some of them. The system worked, it did what it was supposed to do. But you see, systems are designed to produce certain outcomes, with specific goals in mind. The problem wasn’t the system, it was that the homeschool mom’s goals changed so the system