A Strategy for when your Day is a Series of Unfortunate Events

JMJ 3  *Today was a reminder that I can not foresee or prepare for everything in my school day.  Even when we have all our “ducks in a row”, they may all fall down like lined-up dominoes.  But hey, tomorrow is a new day.  Thank God for that!  Besides, it all makes for a great…

The Cast of Characters

JMJ 2  *Who are the cast of characters in your family?  Let me introduce you to mine, as they will be reappearing in my school year narrative every day!  A reason homeschooling works for us, as well as many others, is the fact that no one knows their cast of characters better than you, the…

Lesson Planner as a GPS

JMJ 1  *What heartprints will be left on the hearts of your family members this year?  What will they remember?  Academic memories constitute a partial imprint; the rest is all heart.  Academics are just a slice of the school year pizza pie. Ring the School Bell 1/180 days I try to keep this in mind…

My Road to Homeschooling

          As a newly emigrated young child, emigrating with my mother and father all the way from the Belleville, Ontario, to sunny southern California, I learned English from my schoolmates and teachers.  My father was bilingual, and my mother spoke only French.  From the very start, it was determined by my…