8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

How did I get here? I have a teenager who is about to enter high school – in fact, she’s already working on some high school credits. We’ve been talking about college and testing and life plans. WHAT? It’s a little bit crazy. As I’ve planned this school year, I’ve felt overwhelmed with thoughts ofRead more

A Homeschool Trimester Plan – Homeschooling Year-Round

How do you schedule a homeschool year, especially if you’re schooling multiple ages and grade levels? I don’t have the answer, despite having 5 children in school with 2 younger ones underfoot. I have not found the magic answer to effectively scheduling a homeschool year. In fact, each year our schedule is adjusted and tweakedRead more

Female Heroes of the Revolution Book List

As Independence Day approaches, I wanted to honor some of the revolutionary women who helped shape our nation and changed the course of history. This is a celebration of the many women who played a role in the birth of our nation. They Called Her Molly Pitcher Founding Mothers Independent Dames Sybil Ludington: Revolutionary WarRead more

How to Plan Your Homeschool Year

How can you plan for your homeschool year? The answer is not with colorful planners and naïve optimism. The traditional planning methods used in public schools simply don’t work well in the homeschool environment. They have to stick to the lesson plan and have a school calendar set years in advance. We enjoy such wonderfulRead more

Resources for a Homeschool Morning Basket

I’ve only recently been able to have a consistent morning time with my kids during our homeschool day. For years, I tried unsuccessfully to implement a group school time. And finally this school year, we were successful. Now, our morning time is our favorite part of our homeschool day. I shared some tips about beingRead more

Summer Reading for My 8-Year-Old Girl

My animal loving girl has a fun summer book list of whimsical and magical tales, many of them centered around animals. She’s my emerging reader who has just started to tackle some chapter books, and she’s so proud of her new reading ability. She enjoys fantasy but also appreciates off-beat humor and unusual characters. She’sRead more

Summer Reading for My 10-Year-Old Girl

Dragons! Princesses! Magic! Witches! Fantasy! And strong heroines! That’s the recipe for perfect summer reading for my 10-year-old girl. She loves anything pink and princess and she loves a heartwarming adventure with a female heroine. I think I’ve found a book list to delight her this summer! A Dash of Dragon Once Upon a MarigoldRead more