Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

Schedule Changes for 2014

I am still blogging about homeschooling on Wonder in the Woods, but I’ve met the photo limit of 3 gigs.  I really don’t want to pay $20.00 per year forevermore … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Schedule

This is our first day learning in our new classroom and it was a success.  The boys did their Teaching Textbooks on their own first, then we moved the table … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Summer Term

I am using the Hearing and Reading, Telling and Writing book from Simply Charlotte Mason too.  Both boys are doing Teaching Textbooks 5.  I am switching from Singapore math before … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simplicity and Purpose

Last night our little co-op had a great planning meeting. We have a solid plan for the summer term. I’m excited!  I enjoyed talking with my friend until late in … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments


My goal this year is to simplify everything and this includes letting go of, or limiting inefficient websites.  Facebook is inefficient.  You get the cute posts, but don’t get the … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · 5 Comments

Daily Plans

After 6 weeks of school, we are taking a Fall Break.  The boys do their school work with Kelly’s work schedule — 5 days and get 3 days off which … Continue reading

October 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Books for Family History

I found these possibilities through the Scholastic BookWizard and Amazon searches. If we like a title, I will post about it after we read them. Minnesota Chapter Books: The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (P) The … Continue reading

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Curricula Order 2012-2013

This is much simpler.  We have a lot of living books for the other subjects.  This is our core for first and third grade.  These should arrive in September. Updated … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Books, Books, Books

I asked Chandler what he loves and he said reading and math.  I asked him if there was anything else he wanted to learn about this next year and he … Continue reading

May 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

List of Loves

Hunter’s list of his favorite things, as dictated to me this morning: Hunting Fishing Building Puzzles and Patterns Woodworking Science Math Games Pumpkin Pie Listening to Stories Telling Stories Cooking … Continue reading

May 23, 2012 · 6 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

Books and Things

Hunter 2nd Grade Singapore 2A — 3 pages per day Living Math Read alouds or audiobooks: Dragon Rider, Chronicles of Narnia, The Hatchet Narration The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching … Continue reading

November 4, 2011 · 3 Comments

Homeschooling This Week and Beyond

I have some good news on the homeschooling front.  This week Hunter read “Ten Apples Up On Top” by Theo LeSieg (other books in this reading level) without hesitation or … Continue reading

September 17, 2011 · 6 Comments

Our School Room

I thought you might like a peek into our school room.  I had fun editing the photos on picnik.com and I think the effects are pretty cool.  I did nothing to … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · 6 Comments

Summer Plans & Fall Plans

A friend asked me my plans for school next year and I almost drew a blank since I’m in summer mode.  I’m trying to keep things simple.  Here is my … Continue reading

June 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

Interesting Interests

Yesterday, in the van while driving I simply asked, “Hunter, what kinds of things are you interested in?”  I might have said as an after thought, “What do you want … Continue reading

June 3, 2011 · 10 Comments

Our Original Book List

As we move forward with our Charlotte Mason education, I thought it would be helpful to review my original book selections and see how many of them we read in … Continue reading

May 5, 2011 · 7 Comments

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

New First Grade Schedule

I typed up a routine/rhythm based on the way our days flow. The white band is the new main lesson block from our new Waldorf curriculum.  We already started with the stories and forms and … Continue reading

October 4, 2010 · 20 Comments

First Grade Plans

Kelly and I have a basic plan for First Grade.  We discussed extra curricula such as Five in a Row, Enki and Oak Meadow’s Second Grade.  I am so tempted but Kelly feels strongly that our children … Continue reading

August 4, 2010 · 11 Comments


I am neglecting this blog or taking a break depending on how you look at it — tidal blogging.  We got back from Echoes in Time last Saturday.  We had … Continue reading

July 27, 2010 · 29 Comments

Camping and Nature Study

We are looking forward to camping this year!  I got a little carried away with ideas for the whole family.  Some of these ideas came from The Kid’s Nature Book.  The links below are more detailed than … Continue reading

May 18, 2010 · 21 Comments

Charlotte Mason Support Group Meeting

On Thursday night, we had our second local support group meeting.  There were four of us attending.  Nine people are interested, which is a nice number for our small town.  … Continue reading

April 24, 2010 · 15 Comments



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