I reel-in my littles with the age old tradition of “circle time”. And you know what? It WORKS. I was amazed. Try it. Tweak it. Embrace it. You might love it. We do circle time this way because it’s not at the beginning of our day. By the time we get to “school”, our children … Continue reading Circle Time at Home
Note: This is a list in progress. I am kind and I deserve kindness in return. I am capable of anything I put my mind to. No one is allowed to steal my joy. I take responsibility of my mistakes without shame. I am beautiful inside and out. I am not a quitter, I will … Continue reading Affirming the Black Child
Remember that time I decided what we would be using for this year? Yeah, well, I made a few light changes. Don't be surprised, don't act like you've never done it before!!! School books! And yes, The Kidd DOES have a circa 1980's Chutes and Ladders comforter on his bed! In my last post I … Continue reading Curriculum Choices 2014-2015
Before we moved to NorCal I took a good survey of the local private schools. I found two that I deemed worthy of even a glance, which upon further inspection, I narrowed down to one. It's a cute school - tiny, African-centered, intensive, basically everything I'd want in a school. Of course, in the end … Continue reading The Homeschooler’s Contract
You've been here before. Sweating as you flip through your curriculum and try to figure out what you're going to do and when. Planning projects, reading assignments, and field trips for the year...Stop it! You're stressing yourself out!
The Kidd is entering 4th grade this year and apparently this is the year people believe that school is getting "serious" and we need to stop "playing around" with his education. Because, you know, middle school starts soon and he'll never "fit in" because he'll be weird and unsocialized. He also won't know how to … Continue reading Why do I homeschool? Why DON’T you?