Monthly Archives: January 2012

Home Grown Kids Become Organically Homeschooled

As a young parent of a six-month-old, our local library carried several books on homeschooling. Four volumes of Mary Pride’s Big Book of Home Learning, which I read cover-to-cover, a book by Chris Klicka on why you should homeschool, and Home Grown Kids: A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home by Raymond and Dorothy Moore. This  Read more »

An Off Week

Because this week falls half in January and half in February, and because we’ve already completed four weeks, we will take then next week off, except for some individual work. Everyone will still spend time reading independently. Older children will continue with their independent work—especially Algebra, right Luke? Many of you are a week behind because of the  Read more »

What’s Your Feedback?

Asking again . . .  You have had the February curriculum for four days. Have you taken a moment to look it over? What do you think? We’d love to know your opinion! Our goal is to make Organic Homeschooling as simple to use and as streamlined as possible. Are we getting there? Do you have  Read more »

Word Search site

I meant to publish this earlier, but if you’d like to make your own Names of God word search, here is one good site.

“Mommy, What’s a Wildebeest?”

That’s a wildebeest!

page 11 Correction

Boy, those instructions got pretty ugly . . . how did I mess up that much? The instructions should read: This particular passage is a beautiful example of how to transcribe regional dialect. Read the paragraph aloud. Compare this paragraph to standard English. Talk about why the author wrote in this style.  We try to save you money  Read more »

Towering Lessons

Did you catch it yesterday? We learned that the name of the Lord is a strong tower. Then we read “Thy woods and the glens, from the towers which we see . . . O fear not the bugle [blowing for battle], though loudly it blows . . .” in “Lullaby of an Indian Chief”  Read more »

New Intro Video

We finished the Introduction video tonight. It will go “live” on our homepage. Let us know what you think!  

Bundle Up!

It’s a snowy day here, so outdoor nature study is put off for the day for us. Although I love our nature walks, it can be difficult to get motivated to stop what we’re doing and go outside. If you need impetus to go outside, here are three great reasons. Nature walks create precious memories.  Read more »

I prayed for you today . . .

I had an opportunity to spend time in prayer for our Organic Homeschooling subscribers this morning. I prayed: Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of  Read more »