Homeschool Hoopla Blog Posts

  • Recording TodayThe day flows by life a rushing river sometimes, filled with giggles and tears, failures and success. That cute phrase that she utters over and over, the one you promise you will burn into your memory, fades and with it, it's existence. How many thin...
  • Week 5~Starting to Jive
    on Sep 26, 2011 in curriculum homeschooling schedule
    So it's taken 5 weeks this year.......5 weeks! to finally feel like things are coming together for us. The beginning of each school year always seems so difficult! It always seems like we are adjusting to a new baby, moving, or this year moving peopl...
  • The Learning Lab {Our school space}
    on Aug 24, 2011
    I know it's semantics but a while ago I thought about changing the "name" of our school room into the "Learning Lab". It just sounded so much more inviting and less sterile. More free and exploratory! So here is our Learning Lab. I love that it is al...
  • Keeping Sane while Homeschooling
    on Aug 21, 2011 in tips schedules homeschooling
    Alright I said it. Indirectly, yes homeschooling, if you are not careful....can drive you insane. Being a homemaker in itself has the potential for some serious craziness, but throw in the responsibilities of being a teacher~no wait make that 6 teach...
  • Homeschool Mother's Journal #......uh.......
    on Aug 19, 2011 in Mothers Journal
    Well it's been a few months, so let's just jump right in!In My Life This Week.....There are lots and lots of biiiiiiiggggg changes going on. My sister, her husband and two children are moving down the road from us! They bought a house, got the keys a...
  • FREE Art Activities
    on Aug 19, 2011 in art freebies
    I found this awesome website yesterday by the National Gallery of Art! It's a super fun place for the kids to experiment, create and even print out their creations! Check it out!There is way too much on this site to really do it justice in this littl...
  • Inspired
    on Aug 18, 2011 in art art studio
    This past weekend we went to the North Shore and watched our friends play in Summer Music Festival. It was put on by a family (of 11 kids), so musically talented, it blows you away to watch them. Most of the kids in the family play a wide variety of...
  • {Homeschool} Art Series
    on Aug 17, 2011
    In homeschooling we talk Math, and Language Arts, Science and History, socializing, discipline, Co-ops, groups, curriculum choices, philosophies.....but do we ever talk Art? Not crafts, making paper back puppets and glitter pens. But Art, as in Monet...
  • Curriculum Round Up!I'm always interested in what curriculum other people have chosen, mainly because I like to see what works in each family with kids of ages similar to mine. I always come across something I haven't heard of and it's fun to peek into the schoolroom of...
  • New schedule
    on Aug 5, 2011 in schedules new school year
    I'm  the sort of person that both loves and hates being on a schedule. In one sense a schedule brings a rhythm, a security and comfort knowing what needs to be done, how it will get done and when. But on the other hand, they can get boring and m...
  • It came and went....
    on Aug 4, 2011
    Summer that is. So that's it!? In and out like a flash. I can't say we didn't enjoy our time. We took part in Awana camp, VBS, made trips to the beach and pool, lazed around, got some projects done, rearranged, reorganized and re-alized....summer is...
  • {MORE} Startfall Giveaway!I'm pretty excited about this giveaway for a number of reasons! First of all you don't have to be a homeschooling family for this to be a great giveaway! Any family with kids ages 2-8 will LOVE this new website! It's fun and educational and it gives...
  • {Winner}
    on Jun 2, 2011
    And the winner is of the Well Planned Day Planner is*~Julie Lear~*Julie, I know you are busy. But drop everything and send me your email address at keikikuddlerz@earthlink.net! I'll forward it on to the Home Educating Family and your planner will be...
  • Mr. Poppers Penguins {Summer Fun Idea}Have you read Mr. Popper's Penguins with the kids yet? If not this would be the perfect time! You've got 17days till this movie comes out!I just requested my copy from the Public Library (since I returned the school copy yesterday!)It's a delightful...
  • Homeschool Mother's Journal - 10
    on May 27, 2011 in Mothers Journal
    In my life this week…All I can think about is summer summer summer time! I've been hit by the lazy bug. Though I have kept up with laundry, cooking and of course keeping the kids alive (that is an important one!)Today is Dave's last day as well! Th...
  • Kicking off Summer with a {GIVEAWAY}!
    on May 27, 2011 in giveaways planner schedule
    Summer is so close I can smell the sunscreen and Charcoal.....that may be because I've take the kids to the pool 2 days in a row! What better way to kick off Summer Break than with a giveaway to help you look ahead to next year!Homeschool Hoop-La is...
  • Best Laid {summer} Plans
    on May 24, 2011 in blog hop summer
    Things are rolling down around here....summer is drawing near (okay it's always summer-like weather here, I'm talking school!), and I'm wondering, as I do every year, what shall we do this year? Even though the teacher of this Homeschool Groove needs...
  • Homeschool Mother's Journal - 9
    on May 20, 2011 in Mothers Journal
    In my life this week…We are all battling little colds. Nothing too devastating but when you are talking about  a 5 month old and a 1 year old, it can make things a little more hectic! We are planning a great summer! It's my favorite time...
  • Cyber Curriculum Carnival
    on May 19, 2011 in giveaways blog hop curriculum
    So I've been tossing this idea around for a while now, I figure it's time I let it out of the bag and see what response I get.You know, being a Homeschooling Mom is a tough job, whether you are new at it or a seasoned pro! I've been asked many times...
  • Favorite Web~Roll
    on May 17, 2011 in curriculum links
    I know everyone has a list of favorite sites you frequent. Anyone who knows I literally have a hundred sites bookmarked on my homepage would laugh, but I wanted to share a few of my absolute favorites with you! Maybe you've heard of these, hopefully...
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