homeschooling

Homeschool Curriculum: My Favorites for the Early Years

Homeschool Curriculum: My Favorites for the Early Years

When you’re just beginning to homeschool preschool, kindergarten, and first grade, it can be an overwhelming challenge to decide what, out of all the sparkling and pretty and slick curriculum packages out there, to settle on and use. I’ve taken 5 children through this stage and I can testify: Children develop at different rates, at…

Our real-life homeschool plans & curriculum for the last decade

Our real-life homeschool plans & curriculum for the last decade

There are so many choices to make when we start to homeschool. And the question: What homeschool curriculum best fits our style and needs? is at the top. After over a decade of homeschooling, here is what we’ve found works for us. Take, mix with brains, and experiment with curiosity to find out what works best for…

20 Homeschool Organization Hacks to Simplify Life

20 Homeschool Organization Hacks to Simplify Life

There’s no denying it. Homeschooling comes with so much stuff. The papers, pencils, supplies, and books threaten to take over every square inch – and yet can never be found when they’re needed. So we look to organization to solve our woes, but the methods of the magazines will not help our homeschooling households. We…

The Secret of Year-Round Homeschooling

The Secret of Year-Round Homeschooling

We have used a year-round homeschool schedule for over twelve years – for all of our homeschooling years to date. I believe it makes both planning and living a homeschool lifestyle easier and better. Here’s the scoop on the why and the how of homeschooling year-round. Yes, we are those sorts of homeschoolers who school year-round. It seems like…

How to Change Your Homeschool: Notes from Switch

How to Change Your Homeschool: Notes from Switch

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hardby Chip Heath & Dan HeathPublication date: 2010 Date read: 2013Source: Local library.Recommended by: a thread on the Well-Trained Mind ForumMy rating (out of 5): ★ ★ ★ 1/2I recommend it, but borrow it from the library. Summary of Switch The authors examine the common denominators in successful change (personal and corporate),…