Sled building

We had a lot of fun at our home-school co-op today. It was team spirit day, so Andrew dressed in St. Louis Cardinals colors and Matthew dressed in the colors of his baseball team, the Toledo Mud Hens. This is a real minor league team, and his little league team is...

School outside

It was so warm today, we absolutely HAD to do some of our school work outside! We loved feeling the sun on our faces as we read Bible, History and Science. We also discovered a family of moles digging their way through our yard. It was quite alarming — and distracting...

Watching the race

I’ve mentioned here several times that I am teaching an Iditarod class at our home school co-op. Well, the race finally began! The boys are each following two mushers: a veteran and a rookie in the 1,150 mile dog-sled race across Alaska.  They have tracking...

Don’t know much about history…

We finally made it through the Middle Ages in our study of history. We are done with Vikings and Knights. We have finished the Crusades. And now we are studying the Renaissance.  I love it when our curriculum gives us a break from our regular history books to read...

On the Iditarod Trail

I have been having a blast teaching my Iditarod class at our home-school co-op. We are only a week away from the start of the real race in Alaska. So, this week, we tried to experience a little of what it might be like to hit the trail. We loaded up our...

Games and more

One of the other moms at our home-school co-op wasn’t able to make it today, so I got to be the substitute for her class, “Games and More.” Now, this is totally MY kind of class! Basically, it’s a great chance to get out all of those...