Homeschool Reading Bookstack

Image by Bikurgurl Homeschool Reading Bookstack . . . AND Homeschool Bookstack and 2020-21 Rough Plans Required reading for our homeschool this year acquired from Homeschool Potpourri – our Greater Seattle new and used Homeschool Bookstore 📚🖤 What’s on our Homeschool Reading list this year? In part, some of these books I picked up: Emma by Jane Austen Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe Across Five … Continue reading Homeschool Reading Bookstack

Homeschool Bookstack

Looking for more inspiration and resources? Here’s a regular, old, homeschooling bookstack. It’s not a secular stack, it’s not an unschool bookstack, just a great place to start if you’re thinking about home educating your children during the global pandemic and, if like me, your area is still under quarantine. I think I’ve loaned out/given away most of my secular book resources; these are the … Continue reading Homeschool Bookstack

Deep in Planning

Image by Bikurgurl Deep in Planning So putting together the planning doesn’t start wit making a calendar, oh no…it starts with knowing my children. It starts with knowing their interests, goals, dreams, dislikes…it proceeds to what I’d like to weave into our year and what our long-term plan is for college readiness. The long term plan is more like a framework, not a directive. It’s … Continue reading Deep in Planning

Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

Image by Bikurgurl Getting back into a regular school rhythm takes some time, so I go back to what the ‘ideal’ looks like. For us, it’s a lot of margin. We also call this Opportunity. A lot. How else can we pursue our passions without it? I’ve taken to making weekly/daily lists of obligations, and in this ‘ideal’ week, color blocked the time in our … Continue reading Planning our Eclectic Unschool with Margin

Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Image by Bikurgurl Poetry Tuesday We don’t really do tea in the summer, but the Biscoff cookies were finally devoured this morning as I pulled out the vintage copy of Paradise Lost I picked up in a second hand Midwest book store a few years ago. What I love about it, aside from it’s beautiful hardbound, Booky smell, are the carefully pencilled annotations of one … Continue reading Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Friday’s ….

Image by Bikurgurl April 12, 2014 One of my ‘memories’ from 5 years ago 🖤 I home educate because I didn’t want to rush, miss the precious moments, and have the time to enjoy building relationships with my children while they were young. I could load them up and take them on adventures near and far with little more coercion than my own enthusiasm. And … Continue reading Friday’s ….

Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Haircuts! {or: Letting Go} These guys are my heart, but they won’t pose for a picture without acting goofy unless I employ a lot of coaxing….or we’re on a field trip. In public. And sometimes that doesn’t matter. But it’s spring break and we’re just enjoying our Seattle Staycation!! PJs, Fortnite, dog parks, bus rides, and more!! But first: today was waking up with Spongebob, making … Continue reading Haircuts {or: Letting Go}