During the 2015-2016 school year, I had the privilege of directing my son’s Challenge I class. It was my third year with four of the students, and second with two more. Surprisingly, the class went from six in Challenge B to twelve in Challenge I. That was a huge adjustment for me as a tutor,…

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classical conversations

Cycle 3 of Classical Conversations is up next, and I’m excited to revisit the memory work.  I really enjoy American history, and there are so many fun resources out there to fill my bookshelves. None of these books are required to complete a successful year studying with Classical Conversations, and many of them you can find at your…

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Gardening Unit Study

Spring has arrived in Texas, and we are all itching to be outside 90% of our day. There is a whole classroom outdoors, so we’re going to take advantage of it. I recently received some exciting books from Candlewick Press that will provide the perfect foundation for a Gardening Unit Study. While we don’t use unit studies…

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school room table

When we set out to design our home library, I knew that I wanted some desk area for me or the kids to be able to study/work at. I went back and forth through pretty much every table option at IKEA before I realized that I just needed something custom designed to fill my desired…

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Spring is notoriously the most difficult time for me to stay strong when homeschooling. All of the lazy habits I’ve allowed to slip in over the course of the year come to fruition in the spring. The backsliding is not always all due to my laziness. Legitimate detours arise during the year that our family…

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