Tagged with seasons

Summer Puzzle

Summer Puzzle

As summer comes to an end, I’m preparing for our return to lessons and our homeschooling rhythm. I’ve walked in my mind through the seasons of the year, planning for the changes that will unfold in the months to come. The year of seasons forms a cycle like breathing; expansion at the summer solstice like … Continue reading

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Dear Friends from Down Under

Dear Friends from Down Under

People ask me if homeschooling is lonely. It was my main worry, too, at first. And, yes, when it was wintry dark and raining for days on end, I felt alone sometimes. But it was a chance to enjoy the solitude, recharge, and gather our energy for Spring. Actually, I felt more lonely before, trying … Continue reading

De Colores . . . y otras canciones

De Colores . . . y otras canciones

Summer has officially arrived, so I am finally getting around to posting the Cuento y Canto song list handout from Spring CuentoyCantoPrimavera Songs about gardening, the many colors of spring, and the alegría we felt when the sun and rain brought so much life energy, sprouting, birth and rebirth, and growth. Caterpillars turned into butterflies, … Continue reading

Summer Nature Days

For most of the summer it will be just the three of us all day, every day . . . One year-old, four year-old, and me. To see some friends at least once a week, in an environment that inspires cooperation rather than competition, I’ve organized this. A weekly nature/hiking day mostly with other school … Continue reading

Riding the Seasonal Rhythms

All through the school year I’ve been feeling conflicted. The days when I am home with both children all day, I determine our daily rhythms. Together we cycle up and down, from bursts of focused activity to a return to mellow solo imaginative play. In breath, out breath. I am in the background all day … Continue reading