Monthly Archives: August 2012

Closet Cleaning

Perhaps a glimpse into our closet will encourage you. We are blessed with a closet in the central hallway. It isn’t perfect . . . there’s no door and plumbing pipes run through it in two places, but it’s handy and it’s big enough to squeeze our supplies in. You try to find a place  Read more »

September 2012 is Available!

The September curriculum is now available, and with it is a new PDF titled “How to Use Organic Homeschooling” that walks you step-by-step through the curriculum. I’ve very excited about the changes we made and also anxious to hear what you all think. I’m sorry we’ve been away from the site for a while. After  Read more »

Important!!! Link Correction for “How to Use OH”

The link to the 2012-13 math book should be: Thanks, Rebecca for bringing this mistake to my attention. Not sure how I mixed them up, but I’m glad you caught it!!

Will the Real Margaret Wise Brown Please Stand Up?

Our picture book the week was originally published under the pseudonym Golden MacDonald and won the Caldecott medal in 1947. She was quite a colorful figure and you can read more about her here.

Another chalk technique

This video offers another technique where you actually wet the chalk.

Our “Maine” Setting

This website offers lots of links for learning more about Maine. Enjoy exploring!

Tide Pools!

Tide pools are such a neat subject of study. Here is a website with great pictures.

Children’s Author Bio

Learn more about this week’s picture book writer. Most of us are familiar with his book, Homer Price, but did you know he wrote a sequel, now back in print, titled Centerburg Tales? Middle kids might enjoy reading these for independent reading this month.

Day 1 – More on Manet

Here’s a short biography on our painter.


I just realized that we haven’t officially announced to our OH friends that we are expecting #11 around the middle of February. I am reassuringly (but not overwhelmingly) sick, but have lots of support at home. We’ll grow the number of organic homeschoolers one way or another . . .