Monthly Archives: August 2015

So far, so tolerable

And so the school year begins… fuh realz.  We are on roughly day 6 of having a daily public school class for the BigGuy and Girly is lagging behind.  Notsomuch in academics but just in “having things to do”.  So that is my next great endeavor… What to do with Girly? Continue reading So far, so tolerable



So, BigGuy’s testing qualified him for Algebra I in the district.  He took the Iowa Algebra test (I think it’s the IAAT, but I think there’s another one called the IART–not sure which).  It had four sections and BigGuy got 3 problems wrong on the entire test.  BAM!  “Do you even DO math, bruh?”  (We are all about the “do you even” remark here lately)

That being said, we’re still uncertain that he can take Algebra with the district…  Continue reading Alge-BRUH

Dipping our toes in the public schools

It’s scary, y’all.  Very, very scary.  I think people who have been involved in the schools don’t really give much thought to the countless types of information you hand over to them… being on their radar; but I am keenly aware of it.  Suddenly, I realized just how NOT on the radar we were until now.  It’s just kind of weird.

But for us, that’s really only a small part of it… We have much bigger issues here… Continue reading Dipping our toes in the public schools

It’s your first year and you’re overwhelmed–start here

I went to my friends house yesterday because I was in the neighborhood and she said I could.  She shared with me that as she enters her first year of homeschooling, she feels overwhelmed with where to start.  Her children are young (would-be 2nd grade, Kindy and toddler).  Similarly, a new homeschooler on one of my Facebook groups expressed panic over the same thing–where to start??

So here was my advice to them…  Continue reading It’s your first year and you’re overwhelmed–start here