Category: Homeschool Days

December 2016 Book List Update

Madison is continuing to work her way through the bookshelf. I have chosen the easier books first, so she is reading a lot for now, but as they get harder there will be fewer. Her all time favorite was the Emily Windsnap series. We… Continue Reading “December 2016 Book List Update”

Sistine Chapel Exhibition 

We are fortunate that the Sistine Chapel Exhibition is currently in Dallas through January 8th, so we decided to visit it today. I was able to secure a Groupon so it made it a little more budget friendly. It was a very intriguing exhibit… Continue Reading “Sistine Chapel Exhibition “

Visiting the Texas State Capitol

The second day we were in Austin, TX we decided to visit the Texas State Capitol. Way up at the top of the dome is Lady Liberty. Madison is posing as lady liberty in front of the Capitol. The original Lady Liberty is on… Continue Reading “Visiting the Texas State Capitol”

Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  

Madison loves US history and World history, and even though Texas history is still US history, she has not really been interested in learning all of it in depth. So when we decided to go to Austin, TX for a couple of days I… Continue Reading “Learning Texas History at the Bullock Museum  “

November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update

This post may contain affliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more details. Thankfully November was slower than September and October. Not entirely by choice though, Jeff and I came down with awful colds at the end of the month and life kind… Continue Reading “November 2016 Gifted Homeschooling Update”

Madison’s Book List – Fall 2016

We are continuing to make our way through the bookshelf. 🙂  After Madison finished her Summer book list she dove headfirst into Fall. Here are the books she read in September, October and November: *This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy… Continue Reading “Madison’s Book List – Fall 2016”

What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Us?

Our days tend to vary depending on what activities we have planned. Each week Madison has piano, American Heritage girls, Homeschool PE, Park Day with friends, Speech and Debate and Religion. We usually have a field trip or two each week as well. And… Continue Reading “What Does a Typical Day Look Like For Us?”

Moving Beyond The Page

I shared what a typical day looks like for us and in that post I referenced using Moving Beyond the Page and doing the activities.  I wanted to share a sample of what exactly that entails. At this age the curriculum is set up… Continue Reading “Moving Beyond The Page”

Jumping on the Khan Academy Train

So I know technology is important. I also understand from working at Sprint in the product marketing department how important it is to adapt to changing technology and that it changes extremely rapidly. That was 9 1/2 years ago and I know it’s changed… Continue Reading “Jumping on the Khan Academy Train”

Operation Christmas Boxes

Madison’s American Heritage Girls Troop collects Operation Christmas Boxes each year. She absolutely loves this service project. This year she chose to make 6 boxes. Three boxes for 10-14 year old girls and three boxes for 10-14 year old boys. That age range receives… Continue Reading “Operation Christmas Boxes”

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