Check out some of our fun this week here. (It includes me teaching Sarah AND Chris how to play chess and two concerts.) If you've shared a post about your week in review, be sure to link it up there as well.
Meanwhile, in even bigger news, this marks the 100th post on Our School at Home.
In some ways, it feels like a lifetime ago that Sarah was getting up at 5:45 every morning and getting on the bus to go to public school. In other ways, this whole homeschooling thing feels so new.
If you are a newer reader, here's an assortment of things from those first 100 posts that you might particularly enjoy.
- 5 things I learned NOT to do in our first month of homeschooling (Well, that's pretty self-explanatory, right?)
- From homeschooled student to homeschooled mom: Going full circle, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 (This series details everything from my own educational background to the earlier years of Sarah's life, and really is the best way to get to know us and why we're in the place we are!)
- Our 10 homeschooling/unschooling must-haves (The library. I almost don't need to say any more, but in true Joan style, I did.)
- What our house looks like (oh, wait, I'm the only house-voyeur?)
- 5 ways to constructively deal with your kids' mood swings (In our life, dealing with Asperger's means dealing with moods, but I believe most of the tips in here hold true for any kind of interpersonal relationships!)
- 10 questions people ask about our family and our life (3 TIMES yesterday, someone assumed Sarah was a boy. 3 times! Argh. You'll see that's "Question No. 1" on the list.)
- The ultimate guide to homeschooling as a working mom (I don't have it all together - not even close - but I spent a lot of time compiling my own experiences as well as resources from people who are a bit more put together than yours truly!)
- 5 days of real-world math (I put this series together also with the help of the ladies at the iHomeschool Network, and if I could make one thing on my blog a must-read for homeschoolers of any style, it would be this!)
- Our whirlwind trip to the shore (This is just for fun - and marks one of the highlights of our new lifestyle so far!)
- The unschooled version of a seventh-grade-ish curriculum plan for 2012-13 (If you want to see the types of things we learn, here's a great start!)
Whether you've just started following our journey in the past few weeks or you've been with us even before the blog started, thank you for being part of our lives!