Taekwondo is a Korean martial art that combines combat and self-defense techniques. In Korean, tae means "to stomp" or "to break with the foot"; kwon means "to strike or break with fist"; and do means "way of life." So, loosely translated, Taekwondo means "the way of the foot and hand." Taekwondo Kid My husband and I started looking into martial arts for our son, Gabriel, back in September. … [Read more...] about Taekwondo Kid
This post is a part of the What Homeschool Looks Like series over at Our Life at Home. This weeks theme is Mess. Notice the Play-Doh pieces all over the table as Gabriel is coloring his Dire Wolf....Yep, evidence that my toddler has been here. Gabriel is graciously working around it until I get the mess cleaned up. … [Read more...] about What Homeschool Looks Like
We had our first little snow today...it was less than an inch really. Not a big deal except the children thought it was the greatest thing to ever happen. Gabriel woke up and came rushing into my bedroom, "Mama, Mama! There's snow! It's Beautiful! Come See!" As I struggled to wake up I heard him singing in the living room, " See the Beautiful snow. See the Beautiful snow." Snow Day After … [Read more...] about Snow Day!
This post is part of the What Homeschool Looks Like series over at Our Life At Home. Jade is always moving. After running, jumping, and throwing snowballs in our first snow of the year, my daughter tumbled face first into a mud puddle. She didn't skip a beat and kept on running around the playground with her brother. … [Read more...] about What Homeschool Looks Like
My sister and brother-in-law decided they they wanted to spend their vacation with us this past week of February. We are always delighted to have them. We always have the best fun together. They live in the mountains of Tennessee and we go to their farm several times a year. Likewise, they come to Georgia to see us. The day my sister and brother-in-law arrived, it was Valentines Day. Gabriel … [Read more...] about Our Week in Pictures Feb. 14th-21st
My son has been a dinosaur fanatic ever since he was 3 years old. This passion has spilled over into everyday life for us. What started out as a little boys interest has led to many museum visits, documentaries, puzzles, science experiments, internet searches, geography, mapping skills, and paleontology summer camps. As a family, we have all learned more about the Permian, Jurassic, Triassic, … [Read more...] about Interest Led Learning: A Prehistoric Boy
I wake up with a pain in my neck...I have slept on it wrong. I roll over and realize Papa is still in bed. It must be really early! Papa's alarm goes off at 4:30am. He gets up to turn his alarm off and looks at me in shock. "What are you doing awake?!" he exclaims. "Can't Sleep", I say. As I sit up, I see light coming from under the door. Someone else is awake. A Day in the Life … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of My Scholar
This was the very first post I ever did. Before we truly embraced that we were unschoolers. Since then many things have changed. The musical, Grease, is no longer Jades favorite soundtrack. Today it is The Lion King. Papa no longer gets to come home during the day and Gabriel bounces around around with his interests, but is still a lover of paleontology. April 24, 2015 A Day in the Life of My … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of My Scholar