2016-2017 Homeschool Days and Field Trips in Los Angeles Area

Homeschool Days and Field Trips (I’ll add dates as they come up, and please let me know if I’m missing anything.) September 14 and 15 – Aquarium of the Pacific ($6/Person) [Homeschooling groups of 10 or more can get the $6 admission anytime, with 20 kids that includes a classroom or theater experience]19 and 20…

Mentoring Goals 2016-2017

This is my first year being a bit more formal and organized.  I’ve started with a bare bones outline for my 5 year old, and will add as we go. In looking at what I did when I first started, I can see elements of the school system still with me.  I thought I was…

Learning: Age 5

And so it begins!  For reals! My homeschooling, in a legal sense, will start for real next year, but I’m going to use this year as a sounding board for the best way to keep records for the state.  You can find my own goals and ways of doing things on my mentoring page. This…

Kids’ Book Club: Oh, the Places We’ll Go with Dr. Seuss

Books for this month’s kids’ book club: Any by Dr. Seuss (I’ll link all of them at the end of the post.  We almost got to them all!) I tried to do some Wacky Wednesday things.  Balloon tree — wacky! Shoe tree – wacky! She dressed up as a wacky Daisy-Head Mayzie. That was a…

Letter of the Week – Letter Z

Day 1 Find z stickers and put on Z Color and assemble Letter Z Book Go to library and get z books Make a zebra Lego Day 2 Fill in Z Outline and z Outline with carrots (zanahoria). (Other options: zeros, zippers, zebra stripes, zucchini painting) Draw a zig zag color by numbers She had…

Letter of the Week – Letter Y

Day 1 Find y stickers and put on Y Color and assemble Letter Y Book Go to library and get y books Video: Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew Day 2 Fill in letter Y Outline and y Outline with: (Other options: yarn, yellow things) Stand and make a letter y Old versus young (look…

Letter of the Week – Letter X

We only did three days for this letter. Day 1 Find x stickers and put on X Color and assemble Letter X Book Go to library and get x books Video: Olive and the Rhyme Rescue Crew Play the xylophone and make a Lego one. 🙂 Starfall Computer Activity Video: Get Squiggling! Day 2 Put…

Kids’ Book Club: Berry Picking with Milly Molly Mandy

This month’s kids’ book club book: Milly Molly Mandy The book is a 5th grade reading level and would interest kids 3-8ish.  I’m a huge fan of this book.  I kept expecting the plot to include Milly Molly Mandy making bad choices and dealing with consequences, and then the moral.  But, what actually continually happened…

Tot School: Airplane Theme

It’s been over two years since I did this theme.  I got pregnant that year and a lot of my tot school posts went to the wayside. So, I figured at least I could post the pictures I have. We were planning a trip on a plane.  She was 2ish, and hated things of hers…

Tot School: Fall Theme

It’s been over two years since I did this theme.  I got pregnant that year and a lot of my tot school posts went to the wayside. So, I figured at least I could post the pictures I have. Fall Bath — I had my husband cut out leaves.  I remember trying myself, and if…

What A Four Year Old Can Learn

Last year I realized that it was a bit of a misnomer to call this list “goals,” as I wasn’t really focused on trying to get her to accomplish them.  It was more just keeping track of what she was learning. Moving forward to get something done is a pretty inherent aspect of the word…

Book Club: A Southern Linner

This was our cookbook month for our adult/teen book club.  The plan is to read a cookbook or read about a cook and everyone cooks and brings a recipe from it.  This month’s book is: A Love Affair with Southern Cooking I chose this book first because everyone loves to read it and the recipes! …