What does the classical homeschool method look like in a real homeschool?

The homeschool traditional season looks like school. …In that we have formal study hours and are expected to do stuff… Otherwise, what the stuff is depends on who the kid is, what their goals are, and what our goals are for them too. The study day begins at 0830. The kids meet in the Great…

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what to ask yourself to choose the best curriculum for your homeschool

I’ve always been resistant to answering the question, what curriculum do you use? because though I do use curriculum, I don’t think there is one right book or one right way to tackling any subject. I don’t think in grades or meeting regional learning outcomes, so I don’t assume there is one right curriculum to…

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Fourteen Powerful Approaches to Overcoming Overwhelm in your Homeschool through a Pandemic

Even before the pandemic, homeschool moms were overwhelmed. So many reasons to feel overwhelmed when you’re a homeschool mom. But add a pandemic and we have a whole lot more reasons to feel that overwhelm. Besides the fact that real family life is still happening during the pandemic. A family move + homeschool + a…

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when does the homeschool really begin?

Listen in to a group of homeschool moms talk about how long they’ve been homeschooling and you’ll hear answers that might surprise you. Ask them when you should begin homeschooling your child and you will most definitely get different aswers. But, there are so many reasons a parent might be asking when they should begin…

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The Scientific Benefits to Play in the Homeschool

When I first took the kids out of school, I gave them loads of time to free play in the backyard. One of them could mix together clay and water, and make wet, gunky, globs of reddish mud-clay bricks, baked in the sun. She did it for hours. Together, they would swing, ride the slide, have water fights,…

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How to Engage Art History in your Homeschool in a Child-Directed Way

How do we engage art history in our homeschools that is oriented toward our child? If we removed art, acting, handiwork, innovation, and the written word from our homes, we’d be left doing the dishes and heading to bed after the kids were snuggled in their beds. Rather, we watch, we play, we read, we…

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