homeschooling

Helping Our Kids Become Readers: The 5×5 Reading Challenge for Kids

Helping Our Kids Become Readers: The 5×5 Reading Challenge for Kids

One of our goals as homeschool parents is not only to teach our kids to read, but also help them love to read. Some are on board with this goal and therefore conclude we shouldn’t make our kids read, because that will kill the joy. They tend to suggest fun and easy books because how…

Homeschool Curriculum for Middle School: What We Use

Homeschool Curriculum for Middle School: What We Use

The adolescent years are where we are most tempted to give up homeschooling, yet home can be such a needed supportive atmosphere for the turbulent pre-teen years. The curriculum is not the most important piece, but it is where we often begin. Let me share the curriculum we’ve used to homeschool middle school, as well…

The Homeschool Curriculum We Use for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades

The Homeschool Curriculum We Use for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades

The bulk of our homeschooling years are spent in the elementary phase, and I believe the books and curriculum we choose is critical to our own longevity as homeschoolers. If we choose curriculum that feels official but sucks the life out of learning, we will not have the stamina or confidence to homeschool into the…