5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

I have a precocious 5th grader this year. She is my artsy, creative, winsome, and compassionate child. She’s more interested in fairytales and far-off adventure lands. You’ll usually find her dancing around the house singing at the top of her lungs. But this girl picks up things quickly, and because of her high reading level,Read more

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

It’s 6th grade take 2! My second child is about to begin 6th grade. He’s a vastly different learner than his older sister, so our plan looks quite different for his year. He is my late bloomer – brilliant in math and abstract thinking, but a struggling learner in reading and spelling. However, during hisRead more

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

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

A List of Homeschool Curriculum

Help! I want to homeschool, but I don’t know where to start! I’m overwhelmed! How many times have I heard these statements from homeschoolers? I can’t even begin to count. As a matter of fact, when I first got started on my own homeschool journey, I felt the same way. So, if you’re new toRead more

How to Start Homeschooling

So, you want to homeschool? It’s ok. You can do it. There are so many resources to help you get started. So, where exactly should you start?? Let me give you a quick start guide to get you on the road to homeschool success. Step 1: Find your local or state homeschool organization. There areRead more