Category: Homeschool

Category: Homeschool

Why We Homeschool Year-Round + Summer Homeschool Plans

One of the things I love most about homeschooling is the ability to set our own schedule.  Our first year of official homeschooling, we stuck with a traditional school schedule.  I realized after that year that I would quickly burn out. So over the years, we’ve settled into a year

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Homeschool Morning Time Plans: Late Winter

The snow is melting.  So quickly, in fact, that we’ve had severe flooding in our area.  Our basement flooded, but not as extensively as some of our neighbors.  We’ve experienced a huge outpouring of love and concern from friends and neighbors over the past couple of weeks and we’ve felt

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Winter Term Morning Time Plans

Over the past couple of days we’ve been absolutely slammed by a huge snowstorm. The view above is what it currently looks like out our back door.  There are probably 14 inches of snow on our table out there, and we’ve got drifts multiple feet high around every walkway and

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Our Medieval History Reading List

At long last, our list of history read alouds for the year is complete!  I spent the summer researching and carefully selecting the books we’ll read in Morning Time this year, using several book lists and other resources.  I checked to see if our little library had each book, and

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2016-2017 Homeschool Plans

A new baby will be joining our family at any moment. In fact, for a few hours today I thought she might be on her way already.  But contractions have stopped for now, and I’m hoping she’ll hang on for one more week.  The next few days are pretty full,

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Our Spring Morning Time Basket

Morning Time is the backbone of our homeschool day.  The kids and I gather around the breakfast table (I’ve usually eaten beforehand) and accomplish the majority of our formal schooling time first thing.  This way we are able to get to the important stuff that often tends to fall by

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Tibetan Prayer Flags DIY Craft for Kids

For the past few weeks, at the request of my 11 year old daughter, we’ve been studying world religions in our homeschool.  While we were reading about Buddhism, we became smitten with Tibetan Prayer Flags. We’ve seen these before, of course, and thought they were beautiful.  But after learning more about

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5 Things We’re Loving in Our Homeschool

At this time of year I like to reevaluate how our homeschool routine and curriculum is working. As I’ve been thinking over the past few months of homeschool I’ve been struck by how well things are working for us. It just keeps getting better. After 6 years as a homeschool

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Canvas Gratitude Banner Service Project

We’ve spent all week celebrating “Not Back to School” with our local homeschool co-op.  The days have been full of everything from hiking as a family to vision board creation to a trip to our tiny zoo and much more. We adore this community of like-minded families and the friendships

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