in pursuit of wild things



2017-18 Curriculum Choices

We started our new academic year a couple of weeks ago with a gradual start. We start out with just one or two subjects and just gradually add another course or two each week. Only Sparkles and Middle Boy are... Continue Reading →

Sunday Journal: Spring’s Return, Retreats and Boots

The past week was rather lazy for us. Productive but lazy. I slept in every single day. We started school about an hour later than usual each day and even indulged in our read aloud time a bit longer too.... Continue Reading →

Cooking with Julie

I have a new obsession...Periscope. I learned about Periscope from the Brave Writer Blog.  The amazing woman behind Brave Writer is Julie Bogart. I'm a total homeschool fangirl for Julie!!! Total fangirl!! I admit it, I own it. Not ashamed... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Wait…I Know This Story!

This weeks title is a quote from Oldest while I was reading about Napoleon. Oldest had just finished reading Genevieve Foster's marvelous Augusts Caesar's World. The previous week we had discussed the unofficial First Triumvirate of which Julius Caesar was... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Snow Week

Last Friday the boys busied themselves with building a rather poor model of The Spirit of St. Louis. Despite the poor quality of the kit we did finally manage to get the little plane to fly. However, every landing turned... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: The Oncoming Season

My life is approaching a new season. Tuesday morning I stopped to examine the spring bulbs just starting to peek through the chilly soil. With that first glimpse of warmth and life to come I realized my spirit had already blossomed into a... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up:

Thanks to Mrs. Melody my husband and I escaped the crew for a few hours and enjoyed an afternoon out by ourselves. We ate dinner and browsed a few shops. I also talked to my mother over the weekend and... Continue Reading →

Weekly Wrap-up: Beatersville, Armageddon, and the Return of the Twitch

I'm not sure I remember everything that happened this week and some I wish I could forget. I had some sweet tea several times this weekend and my lovely twitch returned to my thumb this time spreading further up my... Continue Reading →

Venusian Volcanos and Lego Swords

Our science studies (Apologia's Astronomy) took us to Venus and Earth this past month. We also managed to combine some history and art into our science labs this time...always nice when projects and disciplines can be combined! Our first science project... Continue Reading →

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