What is Home School Really Like?

As a home schooling mom, these are the most common conversations I have about my life: “How is home schooling going?” “I don’t know how you do it!” “Wow, you home school? That is amazing. I could never do that.” To answer those questions: “How is it going? Um… aaaaah! How many spring breaks are…

Home School – Composer Reports

Elora and Oliver have been working on composer projects. We have learned about several composers and they each wrote a little report about their favorite. We have never done anything like this in school and I am so proud of them for all their hard work. For Oliver especially, this was something that was not…

Bubble Sculptures

At school this week we made bubble sculptures! We learned about surface tension using this fun bubble activity and a few other activities. Elora got a chemistry set for Christmas that came with safety goggles and she wears them for every science experiment. Safety first!

Beethoven Tour

The kids have been learning about Beethoven and I found this really cool website with different “musician walks” you can go on in Vienna. I took Elora and Oliver on a Beethoven walking tour on a beautiful snowy morning this week. We started off at the Theater an der Wien, a theater where many of…

Oliver’s family concert

The kids like to perform little concerts for the family. Often they insist we record them. Oliver especially enjoys outlining the program. Elora transposed her piano song, “There is a Green Hill Far Away” into notes she could play on her bird flute she got at the knight festival. Elora also loves to compose her…