Month: September 2016

Homeschool and Teamwork 

I think there is a stigma regarding homeschoolers when it comes to ‘group work’ or ‘team work’ so I wanted to give a couple of recent, real life, awesome examples of how homeschoolers work in groups without being forced to.  In the picture above,…

September 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update

September was a busy month for us and it felt like it flew by before I could get a hold of it.

Our Summer Book List

*This post may obtain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Madison really enjoyed the books I found for her summer reading book list. Some were easy and others were harder, but they all had one thing in common…she loved them…

When Your Child Doesn’t Fit Inside the Box and Why You Shouldn’t Make Them

Is the hype of socialization soley based on the conformity of succeeding in a dictatorship type forum adhearing to Common Core standards? Are life long lessons for emotional and social development really based upon fitting into a box?  Becoming a robot is not how…

Exercise 

​​ A friend told me today that she read an article that kids should have 3 hours of physical activity a day. I was very intrigued so I googled it.  Sure enough, we should aim for 120 minutes of physical activity a day…15 minutes…

Chemistry Madison’s Way

This year I have introduced the Periodic Table to Madison. In our curriculum it has pages she can color and cut and paste and make a book of elements. This is one of those things I thought we could ‘whip through quickly.’  Nope. This…

Reading Our Way Through United States History

*This post may obtain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. In my last update on United States history we ended at the Colonial Era. That was back in April and I wanted to share a list of books Madison has…

Our Journey

I started this blog to help advocate for gifted children and I still do and plan to continue, but along the way I realized how much Madison has evolved and changed. This blog helps me realize how far we have come as well as…

Electives, Projects and Extracurricular Activities for Fall 2016 Homeschool

*This post may obtain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. This year we are trying a new scheduling system. We are going to work on core curriculum Monday – Thursday and on Fridays we are going to leave it open…

Fall 2016: Core Gifted Curriculum for Homeschool

*This post may obtain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Madison finished up her summer with a lot of wonderful camps and good books. She attended Catholic Kidz Camp and took Cooking and Scratch through the Coppell Gifted Association. She…

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