Category: Homeschool

Category: Homeschool

Our 8th Grade, 4th Grade and Pre-school Homeschool Plans

Literature based plans for our spread-out homeschooling family.   We’ve got kids in 8th, 4th, Pre-K and a toddler this year.  It’s hard for me to believe this is my 9th year as a homeschooling mom.  I remember talking with my husband about homeschooling when Ellie (now almost 14) was supposed

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Our Summer Homeschool Morning Time Plans

Our plans for homeschooling during the summer.  We homeschool year round (and love it!) and these are the family read alouds and assigned books we’ll be enjoying this summer.    After our family road trip to Mesa Verde last week, summer is officially here! While we do take a break

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Our 2017-2018 Homeschool Plan

I love this time of year!  Even though not a ton changes for us at “back to school” season, I still look forward to fall and the return to routine.  This will be our 8th year of homeschooling (how is that possible?!) and I still feel like every year just

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Quick Tips for Raising Happy Hikers

We are a hiking family.  We love camping and kayaking and just being outdoors together.  We’ve often said that our family is happiest when we’re outside.  Our kids bicker less and we parents are more in tune and patient.  We’ve been going on adventures with kids for over 12 years

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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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