Getting Started in Homeschooling: Deciding to Go for It

Are you thinking about homeschooling? Wondering if it’s the right thing for your family? Here are some thoughts to help you decide if you should go for it. Years ago, 2011 to be exact, Kelley wrote in, asking about homeschooling and how to get started. I thought it might be good to answer her letter […]

Homeschool Assignment Binders

I’m keeping track of this year’s lesson plans and completed work with a homeschool assignment binder. It’s how I was able to plan the whole year at once.

Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10

Our homeschool curriculum for the year has some old favorites as well as some new items that I’m testing out as I teach 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grades.

Planning a New Homeschool Year

The new school year is just a round the corner. Now’s the time to plan for your homeschool and get a little organized, if you aren’t already.

What Makes a Great Week in Our Homeschool

A great week in our homeschool means that language arts and math are done; that history is engaging; and that learning happens.

Homeschool Curriculum for the Elementary Years (The Grammar Stage)

Ready to homeschool the grammar school years? Here’s a list of our 1st and 3rd grade homeschool curriculum choices. I got a little weepy when I pulled our kindergarten curriculum off the shelf and placed it in the to sell pile. Not only have those books served us well through six children, but their passing off to […]

Homeschool Curriculum for the Logic Stage (or The Middle School Years)

Ready to homeschool the middle years? Here’s a list of 5th and 7th grade homeschool curriculum choices. About fifteen years ago I got the idea not only to teach my kids at home, but also to do it via the classical model of education. I read several books on the topic: Recovering the Lost Tools […]

Year-Round Home School & Our Summer Session

Homeschool doesn’t have to fit a traditional schedule. We’re schooling year-round with a summer session. We’ve just completed our 12th year of homeschooling. That is pretty remarkable to me. I’m pleased to say the experiment is working. Yet, a successful homeschool doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of worry, wasting of money, and freaking […]