The Love List — February 2020

Here are a few of the things we’re loving right now: At Home: Snow Days! Sure, it was 70 degrees and sunny just a few days ago (which we celebrated by meeting up with friends at the park), but today we woke up to snow. A lovely surprise, and so much fun. This small indoor Read More

Around Town and Beyond — February 2020

Welcome to February! If you’re ready to add more fun, field trips, or unit studies to your homeschooling this month, here are a few things worth taking a look at. Enjoy! Online: Teaching Black History: Resources for All Ages –a nice compilation of resources, links, and lesson plan ideas from GPB/PBS. GPB/PBS Kids Writing Contest Read More

Getting Outside!

One of the things I appreciate most about homeschooling, and particularly homeschooling in metro Atlanta, is the opportunity to spend a lot of time outside in nature. Because of our flexible schedules, proximity to State and National Parks, waterfalls, and mountain trails, and warm weather most of the year, we’re able to take ourselves — Read More

Around Town and Beyond — January Homeschool Events

To kick off the New Year (and new decade!), here are just a few of the fun homeschool-friendly events going on in January. Enjoy! Thursday, January 2 — Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament at the Duluth Library; 2pm to 4:30pm. Compete to see who’s the best! This tournament is open to kids age 8-18, and Read More

Gwinnett Library Events

We love our local library system. We spend much of our summer checking out books and attending fun events there. During the rest of the year, we always seem to be too busy to get to the library as often as we want. But I think we’re going to make an effort to do more Read More

Celebrating “Back to School”

Now that it’s August, we can feel our summer winding down and preparation for fall (and fall homeschool classes) gearing up. It’s a bittersweet time; time to say goodbye to our sweet, lazy summer days, but also time to say hello to new classes, new friends, and new learning opportunities. We always celebrate this time Read More

Fun! Things to do Around Town May-August

I’ve been filling in our personal calendar with all the fun things to do around town (and particularly OTP in the Gwinnett County area) this summer, and thought I’d share some of our favorites here, in case anyone else wants to check them out. The list is just the tip of the iceberg in terms Read More

Around Town (and Beyond) — March 2019

March is here! Spring is just a couple of weeks away! And there’s a lot of fun stuff to do around town. Here are a few ideas to get you started: March 7-16 — Atlanta Jewish Music Festival; taking place at multiple venues around town, this annual festival showcases Jewish heritage through jazz, sacred, folk, Read More

20% off Oak Meadow through February 28

Oak Meadow is currently offering 20% off everything in their bookstore, through February 28, including their packaged curriculum. If you aren’t familiar with Oak Meadow, be sure to check them out! They offer a wonderful Waldorf-inspired, whole-child curriculum for grades PreK through High School. We happily used OM with our oldest son from Grade 5 Read More

Around Town (and Beyond) — February 2019

Mid-winter is always tough for homeschoolers. The excitement of a new homeschool year has long passed and summer break is still so far away. Fortunately, we can fill our mid-year months with fun activities and field trips around town. Below are a few happenings in February to help get you through. Enjoy! Through March 10 Read More