Category Archives: Homeschooling

April 2008 Homeschool Adventures

April began with our resident fool’s birthday on the 1st. Darren turned thirty-eight year’s old. During that week, we had our homeschooling buddy, Conner, and his mom, Jen, visiting from New Jersey. They came down for a field trip to our local grocery store and to visit for a couple days. They were also here the last week of the… Read more »

January 2008 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on January 2008 Homeschool Adventures

A new year is upon us, but we’re reflecting on the invaluable learning experiences of the past year to help steer us in the right direction this year. It’s hard to believe Flo is already 8 years-old, and we’re now well into our third official year of homeschooling. We’re definitely learning what works for us, and what doesn’t, and also… Read more »

December 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on December 2007 Homeschool Adventures

It was an activity-filled month, with lots of holiday cheer. Regular activities continued in the beginning of the month, including piano, Spanish, Little Gym, ice skating and our learning co-op. Then, on the 11th, Joe turned five! I still can’t believe my little guy is not quite so little anymore. We didn’t have a party planned this year, but we… Read more »

November 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on November 2007 Homeschool Adventures

November started with the departure of Darren’s parents, who had come the last week of October to spend Halloween with the kids and visit for a few nights. We had a couple new activities this month. One of which was our first spelling bee group meeting. It was an informal group, which met at our house, and was organized by… Read more »

October 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on October 2007 Homeschool Adventures

We started out October by going to a homeschool fieldtrip at Summer's Farm in Frederick, Maryland. There was corn maze, hayride, games, pumpkins, etc. It was so hot, Joe, Zofia and I went for a ride while Darren took Flo around with our homeschooling friends. Despite the heat, everyone had a great time. On Saturday, the 6th, my mom stopped… Read more »

September 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on September 2007 Homeschool Adventures

We're officially into the new "school year" now. The kids schedules are jam packed with activities, and once again my Outlook calendar is the only way I can keep track of what we're doing every day. We've tried to reserve a couple days per week as stay-at-home days to ensure we have time to do a little "structured" learning, but… Read more »

August 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on August 2007 Homeschool Adventures

August was mainly occupied by the anticipation of waiting for the birth of our third child, and then her subsequent arrival into the world on August 19th. After much debate, we finally decided on her name, which is Zofia Roze Petite. The transition from two to three children went fairly smoothly. Both Florence and Joseph love their new little sister,… Read more »

July 2007 Homeschool Adventures

      No Comments on July 2007 Homeschool Adventures

This month has been fairly unstructured and leisurely. Flo has continued piano and Spanish lessons, but aside from that, we don't have any other weekly commitments for the rest of the summer. This is good, because pregnancy has definitely begun to slow me down, and my energy level has been waning. On the fourth of July, our neighborhood has an… Read more »