The only way I’ve found to manage the chaos surrounding me is to have a daily schedule.
Is middle school really necessary? If a child is ready for more of a challenge, can you catapult over the middle school curriculum and reach straight for the high school levels? A few years ago, I attended a webinar all about skipping the middle school academics and heading straight for high school credits. After all,Read more
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 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
Success! For the first time in 8 years of officially homeschooling, we have had a successful morning time every single day of our school year. I can’t believe it! I have tried to implement a morning time or circle time for many years. After a few weeks, we would give up and I would feelRead more
What do homeschoolers do all day? What does a homeschool day actually look like? Well, I know that I can speak for all homeschoolers and say that it looks different for each homeschool family. And that is precisely why we all homeschool – we embrace the opportunity to craft a daily routine that fits theRead more
In being more intentional this year I’ve revamped my schedules and created some routines for our homeschool and our household. Homeschooling is a huge priority in our house so I always create a detailed schedule to help me ensure that the school gets done every day.You can read about our homeschool scheduleRead more