Welcome to This Home School

Be warned: This is not your average home school. This is in fact a radical experiment in home schooling -- two working parents and two preschool-aged boys spending our evenings and weekends in rich, meaningful activities as we grow and learn together. Wonder if we're pulling it off?  Subscribe to follow us and find out!  

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FREE Interactive 100-Chart

In a recent post, I shared some of my favorite free digital resources from mathlearningcenter.com.  Today I'd like to introduce you to a simple but fabulous digital tool from ABCYa!  Their interactive 100-chart allows you to color code numbers with a click.  For years, I've printed out stacks of 100-charts for kids to color, but... Continue Reading →

Digital Manipulatives from Math Learning Center

We love a good math manipulative!  Children absolutely need concrete examples before they can grasp abstract math concepts, and there are many wonderful tools available for this purpose.  However, if we were all to stock our home or classroom with every available math manipulative, not only would we be spendin' those Benjamins, we'd also have... Continue Reading →

Groups of Ten: Card Games to Reinforce Math Facts

Mastering pairs that add to ten is an important early math skill.  Students who commit these pairings to memory are better prepared for concepts such as place value, regrouping, and partial products, as well as more adept at moving from pencil and paper to mental math in increasingly complex calculations. My four-year-old has already been... Continue Reading →

Homeschooling and Liberty

The Homeschooling and Liberty Summit begins February 1st!  This free online summit features speakers such as Tom Woods and Ron Paul, with one speech delivered to your inbox daily.  Whether you are already homeschooling, considering the possibility, or simply unhappy with your child's school situation and looking for answers and alternatives, don't miss this exciting and... Continue Reading →


Yes, our tree is still up. We leave it up for the entire twelve day feast of Christmas, from December 25th through January 5th, and take it down after our church observes the Nativity of Christ, on January 6th.  This feast day, also called Epiphany, commemorates the arrival of the Magi and the revelation of... Continue Reading →

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