Browsing Category

Homeschool

secular homeschool blog
Blossom and Root Early Years, Blossom and Root First Grade, Brave Writer Lifestyle, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Week in Review: September 10 – 16

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

It was a wonderful, though busy, week. I had a lot of projects going on for work, which managed to fill every nook and cranny I had available, outside of homeschool time. By Saturday, I was exhausted. I’m sure waking up with Ringo-the-pup in the middle of the night has also taken its toll (a price I’m willing to pay for all those puppy-breath kisses!) Continue Reading

secular homeschool preschool
Blossom and Root Early Years

A Day of Gentle Homeschool Pre-K, from My Daughter’s Point of View

We’re only a few weeks into our homeschool year, but I’m already loving the gentle season I’ve prepared for my youngest daughter. Our days are relaxed and pressure-free. I present her activities as invitations, not requirements, and emphasize free play above any academics. I’ve tossed all semblance of to-do lists for her–in fact, I don’t even really plan her homeschooling at all (other than a very loose idea of activities I’d like us to consider.) Continue Reading

secular homeschool blog
Blossom and Root Early Years, Blossom and Root First Grade, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Week in Review: August 27 – September 2

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Hello and welcome to another homeschool week in review! I hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday weekend! I wanted to thank those of you who have reached out to me about our “week in review” series already. It means so much to me to hear that these posts are helping and inspiring you. I truly love recording our homeschool journey through this blog and sharing it with such a supportive and warm community of fellow homeschoolers. I also love hearing your stories! <3 Continue Reading

homeschool curriculum pre-k
Blossom and Root Early Years, Brave Writer Lifestyle

Nature-Based Homeschooling: Our 2018 – 2019 Pre-K Curriculum Picks

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

My youngest daughter is turning five soon, and for the longest time I’d been planning to start kindergarten with her this fall. But something shifted in me this spring as I sat down to plan out the coming year. For my oldest, starting kindergarten at five made sense–she was very eager to learn to read, enjoyed sitting down to work at academic tasks, and craved the formal learning experience. But my youngest isn’t like that at all.

Continue Reading

secular first grade homeschool curriculum
Blossom and Root First Grade, Homeschool Planning

Nature-Based Homeschooling: Our 2018 – 2019 First Grade Curriculum Picks

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Our first grade year is upon us and I couldn’t be more excited about the curriculum and resources we will be using this year! A quick heads up: it may seem like a lot going on here, but we actually have a very relaxed approach to homeschooling. We like to use multiple resources, but we plan for flexibility and make plenty of room for inspiration. Continue Reading

nature-based homeschool first grade and pre-k
Blossom and Root Early Years, Blossom and Root First Grade, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Week in Review: August 20 – 26

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Welcome back to our “week in review” series! The first half of this week, we were more-or-less confined to the house due to the thick smoke that had started to blow across Colorado from the fires to the west and north. But we made up for it in the second half by spending as much time as possible in our “creekside classroom” after the smoke cleared up. Continue Reading

Our Homeschool Week in Review August 13
Blossom and Root Early Years, Blossom and Root First Grade, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Week in Review August 13 – 18

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure statement for more information.

Over the summer, I received many requests to do a regular “glimpse into our homeschool” feature. After some consideration, I’ve decided to try my best to do that this year. I love reading “journal-esque” blog posts of other homeschoolers, myself. These make me feel connected in a world that can feel somewhat isolated at times, and they can be more relatable than the “big picture” posts that typically fill the news feeds. So here we are. Welcome to our first “homeschool week in review” post! Continue Reading