How We Spend Our Summer Break

With our homeschool schedule, our summer break may be short, but we pack a lot into it!  We find ways to enjoy every day while also making the most of our flexible days.  Here are a few of the things we do with our summer time: Doctor's appointments - While this might not be the... Continue Reading →

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Our 5th Grade Picks for 2018-2019

We're approaching the end of June, and with our (almost) year round schedule, that means it's time to start our 2018 - 2019 school year.  The books have been loaded on the shelves, the pencils have been sharpened, the art supplies cleaned and restocked, and it's time to go!  Here's what we'll be using this... Continue Reading →

Our 3rd Grade Picks for 2018-2019

We'll be starting up our 2018 - 2019 school year at the end of June, and that means that I've finished our selections for 3rd grade.  Here's what we'll be learning this coming year, and the programs we'll be doing it with. Reading - All About Reading (Level 4) I can hardly believe I'll be... Continue Reading →

Our Homeschool Portfolios

As the end of the school year rolls around, I find myself looking at the piles of worksheets, journals, stacks of finished workbooks, art projects, and other odds and ends that have been completed during the school year. Like most parents, I can't bear to throw them away, but I'm practical enough to know I... Continue Reading →

Daily Journals in Homeschool

Since kindergarten my sons have kept daily journals.  I can't really say why I started this, but it has been going on since day one, and I'm so glad. Journals for younger levels are mostly places to practice writing the date and a big space to draw.  Our archived journal pages are full of weird,... Continue Reading →

Novels We Read for 4th Grade

This year was a great literary adventure for my 4th grader.  We dove into plenty of books, and couldn't find any we didn't enjoy.  My son even found a few he really loved, and just had to continue reading more of the series on his own.  Here are the fiction novels we got through this... Continue Reading →

The Subjects I Teach in Homeschool

When I started my journey as a homeschool teacher, or more importantly, homeschool coordinator, I was overwhelmed by the matter of what subjects to teach.  I had no idea what to teach, let alone how to teach it.  What exactly was language arts anyway?  What grades and ages did I need to teach what?  Looking... Continue Reading →

Homeschool and ADHD

Homeschooling can be a great alternative for children with ADHD - if the circumstances are right.  It can also be a big challenge for parents to deliver a quality education while dealing with the added complications.  There certainly isn't a solution that is best for every child in every circumstance, and what's best for the... Continue Reading →

History Odyssey Impressions

It's been almost a year since we started using History Odyssey level 2, Ancients.  We had quite a rocky start, and there were times we got in over our heads.  However, we pushed through, worked the problems and were able to make History Odyssey work for us.  We are now going strong, and looking forward... Continue Reading →

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