What Does Wild + Free Homeschooling Look Like For Us?

The Wild + Free website says: It says nothing about methods, educational philosophies, or a certain way to homeschool.  It just shares about giving our children a quality education (whatever that means for our own family) and to let our … Continue reading

Our Homeschool This Week: November 11th through 15th

We will be home every day this week, and I am thrilled with that. I’m a home-body these days.  I love warm and cozy.  Organized yet relaxed.  Home cooked meals and hot coffee/hot chocolate.  Christmas lights and soft music.  Home … Continue reading

A Simple Christmas Season

A don’t use all of the Brave Writer curriculum; we just use what works for us.  But I feel like the Brave Writer/Bravelearner Philosophy has given me “permission” to truly do what works for us… no matter what that is… … Continue reading

School Plan for Week of November 3rd through 7th

Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m working on living a slow, intentional life.  It’s hard in the busyness of life, but I’m going to try super hard.  A true hygge lifestyle. I’m learning to trust the environment that I … Continue reading

Our Homeschool Week, Not a Normal Week

We have been super busy and we have two more busy weeks ahead (this week and next week).  I have decided to have them do independent work today and just do school tomorrow through Friday and Monday through Wednesday of … Continue reading

First Week of School Plans

Morning Time (Language Arts): Monday Have candles lit, tea/coffee, homemade breakfast Discuss an overview of my plans, come up with goals together, routine, etc.  Teach inferencing through the wordless book Unspoken– E + PK=I (Evidence from text + Prior Knowledge … Continue reading

The Adventure Begins

I’m doing it!  I’m letting go of the structure of a curriculum for language arts and other subjects, and I have decided to dive head first into Brave Writer and the Brave Writer Lifestyle!! I have been talking with my … Continue reading

Working Through the Hard by Focusing on the Joy that I Have

Yay!  I’m so super excited. No, my cough isn’t gone. But I have an appointment with an allergist and my nurse practitioner is sure that I’m having an allergy issue.  We’ll see! I do know that being dairy free makes … Continue reading

Updated School Plan Including Karis’s Plan, 2019-2020

Luckily it didn’t take much time to add to the plan since I already pretty much knew what curriculum I was going to use (and the assessments for levels had already been done).  I’m looking forward to this year so … Continue reading

Big, Exciting Things Are Happening

Wow, I’m still in shock. I have been talking with Karis about homeschooling for months and months.  She has been adamant that she didn’t want to homeschool, no matter what.  I finally let go and just accepted the fact that … Continue reading