Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back to School Interviews (2015)

Since Sebastian was entering preschool, I have been interviewing the kids at the start of the school year. This is one of my favorite traditions because of the honest answers they give. Clearly Miles isn't able to give verbal answers yet, but we know him well enough to make up one for him.

From the past:
2011- Sebastian in preschool 
2012- Sebastian in kindergarten
2013- Sebastian in first grade
2014- Sebastian in second grade, Kaelyn in preschool

...and now, for this year's...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Happy Anniversary!

I have been married to my sacramental partner for nine wonderful years. Today is our anniversary, and there is no better way to honor him than to look back on our family and how it has grown in these nine years.

I love you, honey!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Curriculum 2015-2016

We will be officially starting the new school year in a few days.  By starting with a field trip and then a week of music camp, I have put off the book work for an easier transition to school.

Last year's curricula was a BUST!  We ended up plodding through it until February when I gave up and we went in a completely different direction. While the idea of unit studies sounds like a ton of fun, the reality was a lot of stress for me as a working mom. Instead of RC History, we worked in some Catholic Heritage Curricula books to try it out.  It was so much smoother so I decided to use it for this upcoming year.

My husband and I went to the National Immaculate Heart of Mary Home School Conference in June and we were completely uplifted by the conference. I showed the books off to my husband and we were both sold on CHC with a few minor modifications. The most exciting part is that the lesson plans are all laid out for me! Earlier this year I bought a Michele Quigley Planner (daily and lesson) to help keep me organized during the busy months of the school year.

Friday, July 24, 2015

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