Showing posts from May, 2018

Homeschool Changes - What Worked, What Didn't!

We are wrapping up our school year (7 days left, who is counting??) and I'm thinking about the differences between this year and last year.  The obvious differences are that instead of a third grader and a kindergartner, I have a third grader, a second grader and two preschoolers.  It's a bit of an increased work load.  So I'm going to do some basic thoughts on changes we have made as far as process but also as far as curriculum choices. Preschool We used to use Easy Peasy All-In-One Getting Ready 1 multiple times a week.  This year the four boys went to school two days a week so it would have been challenging fitting all of that into our schedule.  Instead, I went through and chose what I thought would work best for each letter and incorporated a letter craft.  We did it one day a week, built a letter book and called it a wrap for preschool.  They gained valuable letter exposure but we didn't have to sit down every day to make it happen.  They also gained letter ex

BIG FAMILY Q&A | Large Family TAG - 20 Questions

I saw this as a YouTube video from This Gathered Nest (love that channel!) and thought it would be fun to post my own answers.  Here goes... 1. How many children do you have? I have six, pregnant with number seven who is due in August!   (Two miscarriages that technically fall into the #1 and #8 spots making this baby #9.   I don’t generally count those two when people ask how many kids we have unless it is something like this or I feel it is appropriate.) 2. What are their ages? They are 8, 6, 4, 4, 3, and 1. 3. What is your family structure? All of them are my husband and my biological children. 4. How old were you when you had your first baby? I was 24 when I had my first miscarriage, 25 when my oldest was born. 5. Were they all planned by you and your partner, or do you leave it up to God? We leave it up to God.   Long story short we decided we would trust God with our family size.   Then I was told I would likely not have children without medica