A Year in the Life June- Documentary Photography at the Pet Store

Once again I completely forgot to post my A Year in the Life pictures from last month. As usual the[…]

Read more
Elenco Snap Circuits review| SmithSquad.com | Homeschooling | Unschooling | Science | Electronics

Elenco Snap Circuit Kit- The Best Science Toy We’ve Ever Owned

I can not say enough good things about the Elenco Snap Circuit set that we own. I bought it as a[…]

Read more
Using a Parent-Child journal to increase communication and more | SmithSquad.com | Handwriting and Cursive | Language, Spelling, and Grammar | Reading Comprehension

Using a Parent-Child Journal to Create Connections With Your Kids

Several months ago I read about using a parent-child journal to communicate with your kids. I thought it was an excellent[…]

Read more
Shearing a sheep | SmithSquad.com | Sheep to Shawl Festival | Ladies Homestead Gathering of Statham

Sheep to Shawl Festival- A Sheep Shearing Demonstration

On Saturday we attended the “Sheep to Shawl” Festival hosted by the Ladies Homestead Gathering of Statham, Georgia. It was[…]

Read more
Plant a garden | SmithSquad.com | Homeschooling math and science | Family Work | Square Foot gradening

Time to Plant a Garden

I’ve been wanting to plant a garden for a few years now, but never quite got past the talking about it[…]

Read more
Hooked on Phonics digital program|smithsquad.com|learning to read|homeschool|unschool

Hooked on Phonics- Online Program

**This post contains affiliate links. To learn more about our affiliate program click here** A little over a year ago[…]

Read more
homeschool|unschool|physics|geometry|roadschool

Building a Dam- Unschool Physics and Geometry

A few days ago the kids were helping Dad was a friends truck. While dad was doing the final details and[…]

Read more

Un-schooling- How do They Learn Without Formal Lessons?

The idea of un-schooling often scares people. How on Earth can a child learn if you don’t have regular formal lessons? I thought I’d give a snapshot of one day to show exactly how this works in our home. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the day for our children to learn about a variety of subjects. The world is our schoolhouse, and we never stop learning.

Read more