There’s an idea popular in some homeschooling circles that the classical model and Charlotte Mason homeschooling are very different things. The first is for serious scholars, the second is a less rigorous course of study. In her book Consider This: Charlotte Mason and the Classical Tradition, Karen Glass clarifies both the historic tradition that Charlotte Mason writes out of and the sometimes limited understanding of
Oh, how important it is to fill our day with good things. I make the same mistake almost daily of letting my day run me instead of running my day. Even after 15 years of homeschool experience it’s still so easy to get pulled this way and that. This year I am very thrilled to have the Ultimate Homeschool Planner from Apologia to aid me
As a veteran homeschool mom I want to share with you something that we often skirt around: changing things up. You know that moment when all your awesome new curriculum arrives and you’re so excited to get rolling for the new year, you just can’t wait! You eagerly make schedules, pour over books and anxiously await the start date. Then it arrives, all shiny and
Like many homeschool moms, I am always on the lookout for “the perfect planner” – which honestly, I’ve decided is only a figment of our imagination. Because our imagination is where all our dreams are… which cannot be put down on paper (either digital or print). So, with that said, I would like to share a small, simple planner that is perfect for those looking
Homeschooling high school can be an intimidating time for a homeschool parent. But homeschooling high school to college can be even more intimidating! What courses should my high schooler take? What credits would be best in prep for college acceptance? How do I track it all? What about the college application process? Fortunately, our author, Betsy Sproger has a very practical guide Homeschooling High School
Tracking homeschool is crucial for controlling homeschool. Homeschool Tracker is an online tool to track your homeschool. Homeschooling is not the only matter that a family should focus more than other aspects of life. On the other hand, homeschooling parents have more responsibility for the children’s education than other parents. Therefore, the temptation and the chance to lose control in homeschooling is very big. That
Even after you settle on curriculum choices and are faithfully showing up to do the work of homeschooling, there are lingering problems. All these people need to be reliably fed and the house and calendar kept with a modicum of order. If you are a homeschooling mama, you’ve no doubt come across the ideas of a 30 Day Meal Plan and a Home Organization Binder.
The best way that two of my children learn is by listening. They are auditory learners. How do I know? They are drawn to any sort of recording. Audio books. They love for books to be read aloud. They both even love a lecture type setting. Back when my eldest children were preschoolers we started a habit called morning room time. Some friends of ours