instilling wonder
family, homeschooling, reflective learning

Instilling Wonder in Children

Long drive, late at night. It was after bedtime when we left Tecumseh and I’m hoping to get to the hotel by one. Mild bickering. “He’s touching me.” “She won’t put her seat up.” “STOP MAKING THAT NOISE!” “Why do we have to go to this dumb Cosmosphere anyway?” And I’m wondering if someone reset the GPS to Most Confusing…

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how do you homeschool preschool
homeschooling

How we homeschool preschool at Roscommon Acres

I don’t know why preschool seems such a stressful time for homeschoolers, but I see this question often: “What curriculum do you use for preschool?” I always just want to reach through the computer screen and give y’all a big hug and let you know it’s going to be OK. They don’t need curriculum. Save what you think you want…

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recapture the joy of homeschooling
homeschooling

5 Ways to Recapture the Joy of Homeschooling

Since losing Mattias, I feel like it has been a long, slow journey back toward feelings like wonder, enthusiasm and excitement. It has taken a toll on our homeschool as far too many days were focused on getting through it rather than bringing any life to what we were doing. Don’t get me wrong. Here at home is right where…

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homeschooling the eclipse
homeschooling

Homeschooling the Eclipse

OK, so I’m a bit of a space geek. Maybe not as much as I used to be, but enough that I check out Star Date at the beginning of the month to see what is going on in the night sky. So when I saw that not only was a total eclipse hitting North America, but the path of…

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