Category: Extra Activities

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.

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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…

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…

DFW Speech and Debate 

Madison took a summer camp through DFW Speech and Debate last year and loved it. This past Spring she decided she wanted to join the DWF Speech and Debate Club. To join, you needed to have participated in a summer camp and had to…

Colorado – A Vacation to Remember 

Last month we decided to switch things up a bit and take a quick vacation to Colorado Springs, CO. It is my birthplace and I loved going back to visit when I as a child, so we decided to take advantage of the off…

March and April 2016 Musings 

And it’s already April… I’m not sure how time flies so quickly. It must be because we’re having so much fun. 😜 At the end of March, Madison enjoyed taking a homeschool class at the Dallas Museum of Art that focused on Egyptian Art….

Madison’s American Heritage Girls Level Award

American Heritage Girls is a national character development organization for girls that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. Madison is very proud to be part of such a wonderful organization. Madison is a Tenderheart this year and will bridge to become an Explorer…

The Gift of Goals and Enjoying Learning 

In the past year and half, Madison has Come a long way and has most recently learned to drive her learning in a whole new way…by setting goals. She started off with long term goals and now she has evolved into short term goals…

Summerfest 2015 at the Gaylord Texan featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Last weekend we decided to take a little adventure to see the Summerfest featuring The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. There were so many fun things to do and most of them were free!    The first thing…

Summer Fun at the Dallas Museum of Art

This week Madison attended a week long summer camp and a homeschool class at the Dallas Museum of Art. She had the best time and we will definitely be doing these again! The Dallas Museum of Art has wonderful family activities all summer long…

ArtHouse Projects

Madison is continuing to take art classes through the summer at the ArtHouse. Here are some of her most recent projects:

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The Last Week in March 2015

I want to start this post out by saying how much I love the Redbird Advanced Mathematics course that Madison is doing. The reason I love it so much, is because she loves it so much. And maybe a little bit of it is…

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