This September marks our 12th year of homeschooling. Wow. I love this life we’ve chosen. It hasn’t been without its challenges, that’s for sure. But, it’s been good. Back in the day, 2002, to be exact, we had three kids five and under and very little money. The idea of private school was preposterous, but […]
Be organized for the school year with a list of each child’s course of study. Ours go in my homeschool binder and provide a record of our homeschool program and coursework. I got an email from our Latin teacher that class starts next week. Really? Summer went by a little too quickly for my blood. […]
Now’s the time to start planning how to homeschool this year. I’m approaching it from a number of angles. This year, all six of my kids will be in school. The last few times I’ve said this, my listener has thought I meant I wasn’t homeschooling. They thought we were switching gears altogether and sending […]
We finished school on Thursday of last week. We’ve been playing ever since. We’ve had house guests, two days at the beach, two birthdays, and a lot of fun in the last six days. We’re going to play, play, play, but we’re also going to keep on trucking. We’re doing summer school this year. I’m […]
A round-up of homeschool curriculum choices. We are currently a few weeks into the school year. We’re just starting to get into a groove. Thankfully, that groove is making its mark now before we add hockeyx3 and sciencex2 into the mix. Oy! I confess, I had to create an hour-by-hour schedule for the school day […]
The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]
Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]
Can you believe this girl is turning 4 this month? My time flies! I recently shared how we are starting out the school year, including fun activities for the younger ones in my school. Head on over to Simple Homeschool for the post and to chat in the comments.