Category: Homeschool Days

Our Plan for Gifted Homeschooling 2015 – 2016 – Our New Morning Routine

This post has affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for more information. Last year, our first year of homeschooling I thought I had a plan, but with hindsight being 20/20, I really didn’t. This year I feel much better about what will work… Continue Reading “Our Plan for Gifted Homeschooling 2015 – 2016 – Our New Morning Routine”

Validation of Choosing to Homeschool a Gifted Child

I know when I started homeschooling there was a significant amount of doubt from everyone around me. When I was trying to figure out if I should pull Madison from public school to homeschool her, her AP said, “I wouldn’t recommend that.” My mom… Continue Reading “Validation of Choosing to Homeschool a Gifted Child”

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The Second and Third Week of July 2015

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy here. After much thought and prayer, we made the decision to withdraw Madison from the Makarios Learning Community. Even though it will be a great environment and community for others, we just felt… Continue Reading “Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The Second and Third Week of July 2015”

Why Did I Choose to Homeschool Instead of Sending My Daughter to an Elite Private School?

This is one of the most common questions Jeff and I receive when friends hear that we declined sending out daughter to a private school.  It really baffles people that we would chose to homeschool over sending Madison to a private school. It’s a… Continue Reading “Why Did I Choose to Homeschool Instead of Sending My Daughter to an Elite Private School?”

On Fire

Madison is ‘On Fire’ with her Redbird Mathematics lessons. She has kept the fire status bar for two and half lessons and counting! She not only hasn’t lost it, but her lessons have gone by faster when she has gotten all the answers correct… Continue Reading “On Fire”

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The First Week of July 2015

Madison was super excited to finish up her first theory book this week in piano and to begin a new book. She is really enjoying her piano lessons. In art Madison created a picture using different mediums. She attended a one day camp with… Continue Reading “Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling – The First Week of July 2015”

Self Taught: Gifted Children

I was talking with a friend and she mentioned she knew of a child that was in kindergarten, but was at a fourth grade reading level without anyone teaching her and how it was hard to believe. It is hard to believe, but more… Continue Reading “Self Taught: Gifted Children”

Homeschool Acceleration and the Gifted Child 

This summer I have been planning homeschooling for next year. It is frustrating because we can’t do all the fun learning activities and get through the curriculum. I have tried figuring out how to make it all work for weeks. And then it dawned… Continue Reading “Homeschool Acceleration and the Gifted Child “

Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling, the Third and Fourth Week of June 2015

Madison had a wonderful time at her LLELA Nature Camp. Here are a couple of pictures courtesy of LLELA’s Facebook Page. They have lots of family friendly activities. Click HERE to view their event calendar. Madison is moving right along in Redbird Advanced Math… Continue Reading “Our Week of Gifted Homeschooling, the Third and Fourth Week of June 2015”

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… Continue Reading “Summer Fun at the Dallas Museum of Art”

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