• Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 9

    This week was a little different for us. We didn’t do much school work on Monday or Tuesday because I was running a bundle sale over at Intentional Bundles and was monitoring my email more than normal. On Friday the big kids went to a homeschool gym time with some friends and while they were gone our social worker called us to say she would be reuniting our foster boys with their birth family and would be picking them up in a few hours to do so. (You can read about our fostering journey on my personal site.)     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 8

    This week we had a mix of what I would call “school days” and “extra curricular days”.  We had a field trip to a museum one day and went sledding with one morning with a bunch of friends. It was really a perfect balance this week where both my introvert and extrovert got a bit of what they prefer.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on all the kids: The Daughter – she’s 9 and in grade 4 The Son – he’s 6 and in grade 1 The Preschooler – he’s 3 The Toddler – he’s 2 (The preschooler and toddler came…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Seven

    I feel like we finally started to hit our post-Christmas homeschool groove this week. Plus the -30 C/F temperatures from last week gave way to -5C (23F) temperatures so that was also really helpful! One thing I hope to add in for next week is the beginnings of a morning basket. I asked for some input over on Instagram the other day on what people’s favorite items are in their morning baskets and I’ve been pulling a few things out for ours. Anyway, let’s chat about last week before I get too excited about a week that hasn’t even happened yet!     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW For reference,…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Six

    We finally started easing ourselves into homeschooling again this week. With Christmas and then spur of the moment dental surgery for one of our little guys and then pneumonia for another one we were kind of forced into a longer break than I had originally planned for. It’s just a good reminder for myself to appreciate once again the flexibility of homeschooling. I can’t imagine trying to get my school aged kids to school every day when we had all this other stuff going on. Of course, we jumped into homeschooling in what will probably be our coldest week of the winter. The temperature barely got warmer than -30 all…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Five

    We’ve had a virus go through our house in the last two weeks that has slowly hit one kid after another and as a result it through off my December homeschool plan a bit. Thankfully I didn’t plan for an intense academic month, my main focus for the month was the Christmas season and we have been able to do that. But because of the sickness I thought it would make sense to put our light two weeks into one review. Also due to the sickness we relied more on technology for our academics, I am thankful that we have the ability and resources to turn to things like YouTube…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a toddler, preschooler, first grader and fourth grader
    real homeschool stories,  week in review

    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Four

    A few words I would use to describe our homeschool this week: worn out, uninspired and boring. Ha! Sounds too good to pass up, doesn’t it? Don’t worry, not every week is like this one! Most of the reason for the feeling worn out was due to our two foster boys, I was just plain out overwhelmed this week and that feeling just flowed over into our homeschool. Since we are Canadian I can’t even blame our lack of academics this week on Thanksgiving like my American friends can . . . 😉 Even though it feels like we didn’t do a whole lot this week I still like to…