Pumpkins. Cooler weather. The smell of crisp leaves and the rush of sound as feet move through them. Shorter days, longer, colder nights that make the warm glow inside even cozier. Apple cider, donuts, parties. This is October: Fall in Full Swing! Our preschool theme this month will be… Pumpkins! Real pumpkins and pumpkin décor are… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice, or Planning for October 2016
I comfort myself only with the thought that I knew this day was coming. I anticipated this. It happens every year: Teachers and students start with fresh enthusiasm, every school activity is novel and interesting, behavior is checked and attitudes bright. This is what we call “The Honeymoon Phase”. It is true of public school,… Continue reading A Rough Week
Fall is just around the corner and even though the humidity and temperature here in the Deep South hasn’t abated, I feel the delicious tingling of Autumn in my core. With the A/C chilling my skin and the smell of my Mulled Cider candle I can almost believe fall has arrived! Truth be told, it will… Continue reading Apple Chips
Home schooled children come with a stigma of being socially awkward and introverted. Although, I do not believe this is the norm across the board, I have witnessed several cases where this would prove true. Mostly from families who created a bubble for their children in the hope of protecting them from anything that might… Continue reading Bubbles
The First Day 5:30 a.m.- Yes, you read that correctly. Haleigh had an early wake-up our first day of school, which always heralds an off schedule for her and usually indicates her being out of sorts due to over tiredness. 7:00 a.m.- Breakfast included a slight meltdown by Haleigh. Not a really awful one, but… Continue reading First Week of Preschool 2016-17!
Or, at least, mine does. I can’t speak for libraries across the country but our local library is one of my favorite resources! If you haven’t been to a library lately I highly encourage you to go check it out. Other than the obvious books, and reading programs for children and teens, they offer children’s Spanish… Continue reading Libraries Rock!
I took my own advice. I chose five words to embody my vision for homeschooling my toddler and preschooler this year. The words I chose were: Fun Hands-on Relaxed Child-led Discovery Those five little words have been a haven from the raging tempest of perfectionism, ambition, and over-planning that so often overwhelm me at times… Continue reading Apples and Five Little Words