Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Independence

One of our big goals this year is more independence for the boys.  More independence in their learning, and more independence around the house.  So far this school year, the … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

One Year Later

What a difference a year makes!  We had Hunter tested in May of last year.  This year I gave him a Basic Skills test at home by following the script … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Little Boy Test Logic

Hunter took the reading part of the test on Tuesday. He had a good attitude and finished the test.  I am happy that he feels good about it.  Later he … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Goes On

My focus has shifted to food instead of *what* the boys are learning.  They are still doing their school work and Hunter will take the standardized OAKS test in a … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Reading Update

Six months after testing, Hunter is reading at a third grade level on his assessment and he doubled his reading fluency in two months. We worked on phoneme segmentation and … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Reading Progress

We may have solved the motivation issue with reading for screen time.  This has been a huge success this week!  This is a sample of the books the boys are … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · 4 Comments

Reading Plans and Progress

We had a wonderful weekend here in Oregon.  We went to visit Angie and her boys at Regatta Park on Devil’s Lake. Remember that stack of Abeka Readers as our … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Planting and Progress

This week Hunter wanted to make his own garden and he used his allowance, so Kelly and Hunter built this frame for a Square Foot Garden.  We are still doing … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 3 Comments

Our January

We took a nice break after Christmas.  It was much-needed for all of us.  I even stopped reading to the kids before bed.  We all needed to do something else … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

2nd Grade Reading Test

Hunter wants to take more than a week off, so I told him if he passes as a reading test we will take time off in January for an extended … Continue reading

January 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Exploding the Code

This fall, we mostly worked on reading, spelling, math and our state by state quilt project.  This week we are on break. Hunter finished Headsprout in September but retention from … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · 1 Comment

Scratch Planning

I am scratching homeschool planning off of my Mommy To Do list!  We are going to use our Project Journal again since it works amazingly well for us.  Our sons … Continue reading

December 28, 2010 · 7 Comments

Term Update

We started this school year with A Little Garden Flower and we enjoyed that for several weeks.  Now we are taking a break from the Grimm’s stories.  I like the Waldorf … Continue reading

December 3, 2010 · 20 Comments

Updates — Good, Bad, Confusing

Our new rhythm schedule is going pretty well.  We are really enjoying the fairy tales, letter play, form drawing, baking, and knitting.  Hunter likes to knit too and works on it in … Continue reading

October 24, 2010 · 13 Comments

Transitions and New Ideas

Perhaps school will go smoother if we prepare our son with good transitions.  We have always had a flexible routine and it worked well, so I thought this would work for formal school work too.  … Continue reading

September 18, 2010 · 14 Comments

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