Category Archives: Summer

Summer School

I’m trying to keep everyone somewhat busy and yet still do a lot of sitting (and nursing).  “School” is therefore in session… sort of.  I’m reading aloud in the mornings and requiring math of the big kids and some phonics … Continue reading

Posted in A Day at Our House, Homeschooling, Reggio Emilia, Summer, Unschoolers in Disguise? | 1 Comment

Blackberry Picking

Last Saturday we went blackberry picking at “Scout Farm”, a piece of land near us that is owned by the Boy Scouts.  The wild blackberries are free for the picking, and all Scout families can go up there whenever they … Continue reading

Posted in Eating Local, Farm Schooling, Field trips, Food and Drink, Homestead, Nature study, Out in the Boondocks, Science, Summer | 2 Comments

Week 1

Before I forget what we did in week 1 … here’s a run-down, heavy on the little guys. Also… Ice Cube Necklaces Water and Weather: Pop went through a phase where he would come in from playing outside every night … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and crafts, Books, Daily Life, Faith, Fun Stuff, Homeschooling, Montessori Method, Preschool at Home, Reggio Emilia, Science, Summer, Weekly Reviews, 2009-2010 | 4 Comments

Ice Cube Necklaces

Yesterday was a tough day, and hot.  But there was a bright spot.  A cool spot?  The little boys and I made ice cube necklaces.  I got the idea from More Mudpies to Magnets: Science for Young Children.  This is … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and crafts, Books, Choice Time, Fun Stuff, Homeschooling, Kindergarten, Preschool at Home, Reggio Emilia, Science, Summer | 6 Comments

Our summer in pictures

Today will be our first day of school (i.e., doing math again).  The kids are ready to start again, I think, although I’m not.  I’m still trying to reorganize books, art supplies, and Montessori materials.  This past week and next week … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Life, Farm Schooling, Fun Stuff, Homeschooling, Homestead, Preschool at Home, Reggio Emilia, Summer, The joy of boys | 1 Comment

Seven Quick Takes

One I’m trying to avoid typing any word with the letter k because Chipmun – k pried various k -eys off my k – eyboard with a for- k the other day, and the only one I can’t get bac- … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Daily Life, Summer | 3 Comments

Country Diary: July Garden

I was going to name this post “Tomato Madness,” but then I thought, well, there are other things going on in the garden, too.  So instead I went with the boring “July Garden”. Weather: 75 ish and the sun has … Continue reading

Posted in Chickens, Country Diary, Eating Local, Farm Schooling, Food and Drink, Gardening, Homestead, Nature study, Preserving the Harvest, Summer | 8 Comments