This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
As our homeschool year winds down I am looking to the coming year. I spend June cleaning out the homeschool room of this year’s stuff. Tying up loose ends, putting away curriculum we are done with, throwing out all the stuff that inevitably accumulates, etc. Then I dig in to my homeschool planning for the coming year. Even with only two left to go (one
An organized homeschool is a successful homeschool! One important piece of organization is in record-keeping. Just how do the authors of the Curriculum Choice stay on top of homeschool record keeping? We share our secrets in this post! Homeschool Record Keeping From The Curriculum Choice Archives Be sure to browse the tabs above to find reviews for record keeping and organizational helps. You might also
If you need or desire to offer your children end of year testing — I suggest checking out the ease and flexibility of Homeschool Testing! It is no-fuss standardized testing for your homeschool. Growing up I either enjoyed testing week at school, or really disliked those days. I was a solid A-student, but testing threw me off. My love-hate relationship resulted from feeling overwhelmed by
Do you make plans for each school year? Have you found something that works for you? Maybe you are a planner like me but find you could use a little more flexibility in the plans you make. Any way you slice it, if you are a homeschooler and a planner then you will want to consider doing your homeschool planning with Plan Your Year from
A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at The Curriculum Choice! Like you, our authors here at The Curriculum Choice are taking some time off with our families. But we know that January is a very big back to school time. You may be looking for new resources, making a big curriculum switch or even starting to homeschool. That’s why we will be
Whether you have been homeschooling for 20 years, or 20 minutes, we can always use new ideas and encouraging words. That’s exactly what Help! I’m Homeschooling! has to offer us homeschooling moms. I’ve heard it said that, “Homeschooling is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”, and after over 12 years of homeschooling I can honestly confirm this to be truth. Your homeschool will ebb and
How to start homeschooling? First, I want to encourage you by saying you are wise to research and seek out counsel. I feel that one of the very best ways to start is by preparing your parent heart. Some of the very best advice, I think, is contained in this article by my friend Kim Ashbaugh: How to Get Started Homeschooling: 10 Steps to Success.