Tuesday Tips: YakTrax

We’ve been wanting to find a way to extend our mountain hiking beyond the summer and fall seasons. But snow and ice stick around for a long time here, making treks into the mountains potentially… slippery. And slippery is frustrating! My kids have tiny feet, so I had to spend a lot of time researching the best option for us. […]

Mr. Popper’s Penguins: Chapters 1-5

This book starts off with a lot of fascinating information about penguins. Mr. Popper loves the North and South Poles and enjoys learning about them every night after work! So a lot of our supplemental materials for this first section of the book will revolve around learning about the Arctic, Antarctica, and Penguins! Explorers A video interview with Admiral Byrd, […]

7 Steps For Hiking With Kids

It’s a new season and you want to start hiking with your kids. But it feels daunting. While you dream of peaceful happy treks along serene trails, you fear it might be more tears and complaining along a poorly selected path.  Where do you get started? How do you set yourself up for success? And how do you recover from […]

How I Plan: Part 2

You’ve just sat down with all of your exciting curriculum, sticky notes, crisp new planner, pretty pens… when you have a terrifying realization. You have a lot of things we want to cover in a year, but when you write it out every day… well, you might need to skip meals and sleep to get it all done! That is […]

How I Plan: Part 1

I am often asked how I schedule out our homeschool year. I truly think everyone’s schedule is their own and should reflect their own thinking preferences, the types of learners their children are and what philosophy they follow with homeschooling. That being said, I do think seeing how other’s schedule can help us find our own way of doing things. […]

Birds: Week Three

I’m writing out ahead of time what our plan is for the week and then I will be posting photos, here and on my Instagram, as we progress! This week we will be learning about the birds we could see in our backyard – so feel free to swap these out with the birds for your area. I found our […]

Birds: Week Two

I’m writing out ahead of time what our plan is for the week and then I will be posting photos, here and on my Instagram, as we progress! Week one was so much fun and we can’t wait to get into learning all about the parts of a bird! Supply list here. ** Reminder: We will still be doing our […]

Birds: Week One Day Two & Three

Tuesday Tuesday started with Storytime with the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. It was a nice slow start to the morning at the kitchen table! That was followed up with an Outschool class Pip signed up for with one of his co-op friends. We are really liking this teacher and her classes. She’s great with classroom management, engaging the kids, […]

Birds: Week One, Day One

Today was our official kick off of the Birds Unit Study, and also just happens to be our Zoom Co-Op day. It was a fun kick off with everyone on camera and making nests! We read Nest by Jorey Hurley, The Nest by Constantine Georgiou and Mama Built a Little Nest, Jennifer Ward together while making nests from materials we […]