On September 1st, I received word that my junior high art and journalism teacher had lost her battle with breast cancer. What followed was a walk down memory lane that I least expected. I hadn’t thought of my years at Arroyo Seco Junior High in quite some time. Yet, memories of Ms. Berge came flooding […]
Isn’t he cute? Mr. Dimples, age 5, is my kindergartner this year. He comes to me every morning, “Mama, it’s time to do my school.” Amen, little man. If only your brothers were as eager. Yes, truth be told, there are things my older sons would rather be doing than math assignments and key word […]
This week 19 years ago, my dad dropped me off at college. I was 18 and ready to take the world by storm. Back then I did my writing on a word processor/typewriter and had never heard the word email. I bought my books at a bookstore (remember those?) and mail order was done with […]
Time to go back, back, back to school again. And, just in time, Mandi at Organizing Your Way has a great series going for homeschoolers — all about organizing your homeschool your way. Today our little school of Fish is featured. Check it out.
Though my kids could spend their school day in their jammies, one of the freedoms of learning at home, they don’t. And while I would like to say that they embrace each day as an opportunity to fill their minds with all that is good and wholesome in the world of art, literature, science, and […]
As some of you know, the FishFam “does school” at home. It may seem odd to some, especially as three out of four grandparents were public school teachers and I, myself, earned my CA teaching credential years ago and spent two years teaching high school English, French, and Yearbook. The reasons for this divergence from […]
While I’m digging out the clean surfaces in the schoolroom, the boys are enjoying some free time. Sure, I’m putting them to work on chores, and we’ve caught a free flick this week, grocery shopped, and picnicked at the park, but they have plenty of time to read or play outside. They generally don’t get […]
If you teach your children at home (aka homeschool), you are probably breathing a sigh of relief that the year is ending at the same time as taking a deep breath for the start of next year. Part of this transition from one year to the next includes purchasing curriculum and books for new grade […]