Author Archives: lyzamay

Trying to get the hang of homeschooling

My day started by trying to “homeschool” my daughter. I should have left well enough alone. After all, she is learning no matter what I do. During the past few weeks, we have found little time to sit down and … Continue reading

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Starting The New Year Off on the Right Start

I was very pleased to make a schedule for January. I work part-time, so the reality of homeschooling was going to be a challenge. Also in December, my daughter was feeling the woes of not being in a social environment … Continue reading

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Energy Through The Roof

All of my daughter’s high energy came surging back. I hadn’t realized— well, I had— that a poorly fitting school would take up all her energy. I told myself before I started homeschooling that I would get on a schedule … Continue reading

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Fantasy Play Every Day

I don’t know much about fantasy, but my daughter does. I suppose I introduced her to it through literature and playtime. When she was two, I was determined to potty train her, but wanted to do it in a fun … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Mental Math

No, I don’t have the answers. I did find a DVD at the library though that wants to give me the secrets—I’d love to know. I’ve been homeschooling for two weeks now, not really following anything in particular, trying to … Continue reading

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Creativity

I am in love with my daughter’s imagination and I have always encouraged it. Sir Ken Robinson says that creativity is as important as literacy. All I can say is— hell yeah!

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What’s The Matter— with a Play-Doh Electron Cloud.

I was thrilled to find science kits at our local library.  There are about 50 kits and they are a great introduction to science and chemistry. One of our local colleges provides them for the library; it’s called Passport to Chemistry Adventure and … Continue reading

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