I never would have thought of picture books for 5th graders. I thought they were just for little kids. Luckily I was wrong. When we started this homeschool journey my daughter was a very reluctant reader. Years of AR tests and forced reading had created a lot of reading resistance in her. My main goal … Continue reading →
It all started with a simple wish to paint the living room. Which quickly snowballed into a tiny kitchen addition/remodel, which quickly snowballed into a complete kitchen renovation. How does that happen? Needless to say, life has been hectic, and dusty this week, and we’ve managed to learn a ton in the process. Who knew … Continue reading →
To say the last couple of weeks have been crazy would be an understatement. I decided to paint the living room for Thanksgiving, and it turned into a huge snowball, and now we’re basically doing an entire kitchen renovation. (Which is AWESOME. YAY!! and a nightmare. Ugh.) We took the week of Thanksgiving off from … Continue reading →
To say we’ve had an eventful week would be an understatement. We had plenty of regularly scheduled items as well as an impromptu field trip. Here’s the highlights. Monday, we spent the day figuring out the science of yeast, by baking bagels. It was tons of fun, and I learned a lot… oh yeah, Hanna did … Continue reading →
My kiddo is in love with science, and she loves baking. She was intrigued when I told her baking is all about chemistry. I’m not sure she actually believed me. 🙂 We’d been talking about making bagels for a while, so it was a perfect time to show her baking is more than fun, it’s … Continue reading →
What a busy week we’ve had, some planned things and some seriously unplanned events this week. Let’s just dive in. Monday our bookkeeper came out to work on the books and brought her adorable little kiddo. Hanna spent the morning entertaining her. What great practice for becoming a babysitter! That night we had parent’s night … Continue reading →
Last week we tried something new. An impromptu stem challenge. 🙂 Hanna wanted to do more science, so I looked through our STEAM Kids book and found a project she could work on independently. (Have I mentioned how much I love our STEAM Kids book, and now there’s another STEAM Powered Kids book all about the … Continue reading →
Lat week we had some mysterious health stuff going on. We’ve figured it out though and we’re back on track this week. We learned a lot, and had a ton of fun doing it. 🙂 Here’s the highlights. We started using the History Mysteries book to help pull more history into our days, and started with … Continue reading →
I’m the first to admit history is not really my thing. I’ve always found history pretty boring. I even have a keen dislike for historical fiction. Since we started homeschooling this year I’ve repeatedly looked for ways to add more history into our homeschool. Every time I look, my eyes start to roll into the … Continue reading →
I'm Jackie Lee. A secular, relaxed, eclectic, homeschooling mom of one. I love exclamation marks! emoticons and say LOL way too much.
I believe in learning.
My kiddo went to public school through grade 4. I brought her home because she'd lost the love of learning, and I believe THAT is the biggest asset one can have in life. We made it through our first year of homeschool together, had our ups and downs, and continue learning and loving the process. I'm sharing our story, as well as the things that work and don't work for us on this blog. :) Read our whole story here.
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