Category Archives: Homeschool – Choosing A Curriculum Series

Changing My Approach

As Em grows, her input is more and more necessary when it comes to planning our homeschool curriculum. For one, I want her to feel that she has some level of control over her schooling choices and what time she … Continue reading

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If You Could Learn Whatever You Wanted…

  This morning Em wasn’t feeling well. She listed a litany of ailments, but her eyes told a different story – one way or another, a day off of homeschooling was in order. We don’t typically break for summer, and … Continue reading

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Minecraft…SCHOOL???

Em belongs to a Girl Scout homeschool troop. We meet every two weeks at a local conservancy center and while the girls are busy doing Girl Scout things, the moms sometimes talk or, in yesterday’s case, swap ideas. I mentioned … Continue reading

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After Assessment Comes…THE PLAN

Now that we have assessed Em’s progress in all of the core requirements for 2nd grade, a basic plan of action is, at least for me, the logical next step. The biggest challenges as I see it is reconciling “what … Continue reading

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Homeschool Budget

For the past couple of years I have had a homeschool budget set for $600 per year. And while it very well may increase in the years to come, that has been the average expenditures for us over the past … Continue reading

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Life of Fred – Butterflies!

With many of learning adventures, I’ll introduce a book or subject that seems to be something the kiddo likes, but turns out after a few forays into it, to not be. I have a child who wants desperately to please me, so it … Continue reading

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Color Me Captivated

Well, you go Ron Paul! I was stunned to see the following headline on my Google Alert for all things homeschool – Ron Paul launches libertarian-edged home school curriculum Say what?! I will admit to being bitterly disappointed when he … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Goals – A Quick Review and Assessment

Driving is great thinking time. As I head from one activity, cleaning or errand to another, I tend to come up with a long list of blog posts, research I need to do, and more errands to run. It never … Continue reading

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Getting The Whole Family In On the Act

Homeschooling is quickly evolving from ‘just Emily and me’ to the entire family contributing. It’s fantastic, it really is. And I can’t help thinking that we are all better for the experience. On Monday, Emily ran out to the mailbox … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Our Kindergarten Curriculum – Adding in All of the Miscellany

The big subjects are all out of the way. If you have missed any, feel free to click on the links below and review my previous entries: Kindergarten – Language Arts Kindergarten – Mathematics Kindergarten – History & Geography Kindergarten … Continue reading

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