Starting a Garden

Homeschool Garden

Amidst all the Corona Virus concerns and chaos, stores with empty shelves, there are those who calmly weather the storm because they practice self-reliance. The Bible talks so much about the wisdom of preparation and providing for our children. The Proverbs 31 woman prepares and provides for her household: 14 She is like the merchant ships,    bringing her food from afar.15 She Read More …

Virtual Memoria Press Classical Convention 3/19-21! (Speakers, curriculum on display, etc!)

Memoria Press Convention

Corona virus can’t keep us down!  Friends, I have to share the coolest thing with you–Memoria Press (at this moment–and all Friday and Saturday) is doing a virtual homeschool convention!  You sign up here (it’s free!) https://www.memoriapress.com/2020-conventions-calendar/And you’ll instantly get sent links to go to the curriculum fair or to the speaker lecture.  The speaker is speaking right now and they’ll Read More …

Open House CANCELED Open Enrollment Still Begins March 16th

Reading the classics together at co-op

On Sunday, March 15, at 4pm, Governor Doug Ducey issued a statewide emergency announcement that all gatherings of 50 or more are to be canceled. Although we expected to be less than 50, in the abundance of caution we will be rescheduling the open house for a later date. Open enrollment will still open today for any families who would Read More …

We’re coming back! The Memoria Press Booth will be at the AFHE Convention 2020!

AFHE homeschool convention Memoria Press booth

Last year was our first year with the Memoria Press booth and it was very exciting. All of our curriculum was there for all to see. We will be back! Are you coming to the annual homeschool convention? It is such a time of encouragement and fellowship. It was my first time every attending and being the person “behind” the Read More …

Officer Buckle Teaches Safety!

preschool homeschool class

The beautiful enrichment part of the Memoria Press curriculum teaches the children what is good, true, and beautiful through timeless literature, music, art, and poetry. This week was very fun. The pre-K class read the Caldecott Medal Award winning book: “Officer Buckle and Gloria” – a really cute story about safety. I don’t know what I love more– the cute Read More …

The Mother’s Role in the Fight for Freedom

paradise valley homeschool field trip liberty festival

The Liberty Festival is put on by We Make History and it’s been on my bucket list for a long time to take the kids. I believe it’s so important that we teach our children the grand history of this amazing country. So many young people have forgotten what the great men of the past fought and died for. If Read More …

Renaissance Festival 2020

scottsdale homeschool field trip

The Renaissance Festival is always a fabulous time. This year the Cardinals (our homeschool nature and culture outing group) went together on the elementary student day. The festival often has adult type humor so the student day eliminates that and adds a lot of educational type events that wouldn’t be there. Some of the vendors even had reduced pricing knowing Read More …

Latin Jeopardy!

Latin homeschool co-op

On latin review days we love to play games. And the kids really, really love jeopardy! (As you can see from the photo we also had a surprise guest! Mr. Abello brought our littlest Latin student to say hello!) If you every want to play jeopardy with your children it works great for any language class and the directions on Read More …

Bartlett Lake Fishing Trip and Hike

Homeschool field trip Scottsdale

The day was beautiful! Altogether there were 18 of us homeschoolers out on the lake fishing, canoeing, and enjoying the mild February weather that we call “winter” out here in AZ! My son was even bold enough to jump in and give it a go…it was so very funny. He got about 5 steps in – took a 1 second Read More …

Valentine’s Day Party 2020

Homeschool co-op valentines day party

There were some things in public school that just weren’t all bad. Some things were actually pretty great. Valentine’s Day parties were one of them. And Valentine’s day parties can be a little hard to do as a homeschooler–especially if you are an only child! Some things you just need a good handful of kids for! And…this is one of Read More …