When people hear that we incorporate child led principals into our homeschooling, they tend to give me a sort of side wise glance; which is usually followed up with, "So, you unschool?" I think the idea of unschooling is a neat concept, but it isn't for our family. Though for some people child led ... Read More about Child Led?
I never intended to homeschool year round. As a product of the public schools I always figured you did school (regardless if you sent your child to school or homeschooled) on an August-May time frame. However, when it came time to formally start kindergarten with my son this past fall I looked at ... Read More about How We Started Year Round Homeschooling
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My husband and I are both music majors - singers, pianists and I also play the cello. We love music. Music is played, sung, danced to or all of the above most of the day - every day. I played the keyboard for our Praise Team during most of my pregnancies and it shows in my kids. At any ... Read More about 11 Benefits of Teaching Music in Your Homeschool
My husband and I are public school graduates. We both loved our public school experience and even thrived in our areas interest - music and drama. When we discussed schooling our children, homeschool was never even mentioned. However, over the course of our oldest child's first four years of life, ... Read More about Why Year-Round Homeschooling Works for Us
If you've ever looked through a homeschooling curriculum catalog, you may have noticed that "unit studies" are a popular topic. Several curriculum providers, including Five in a Row, KONOS, and Amanda Bennett specialize in unit studies for all age groups. Some questions that you may have after ... Read More about All About Unit Studies
I should begin by admitting that I’m a homeschooling graduate, so my husband and I always intended to educate our kids at home. We came to year-round homeschooling, though, a bit later in our journey. To be honest, it really happened naturally. How We Ended Up Schooling Year Round Our oldest ... Read More about Why We Chose Year-Round Homeschooling
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History is one of those school subjects that either one loves or doesn't care much about. I have two boys: one of them absolutely loves history and is actually a history buff and the other one, not so much. That being said, I am of the opinion that history must be taught. If one wants to have a ... Read More about Studying and Teaching History – The Basics
We are entering our 7th year of homeschooling and unfortunately I do not think I can say we have found our grove. Homeschooling is a long term project. On top of that, homeschooling is an everyday commitment and life choice. I find that because of this every year of homeschooling seems to be a ... Read More about Year Round Homeschooling Story
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I truly believe that focusing on building character in our children is a huge part of homeschooling. If all we teach our children is math problems, english rules and scientific methods will they be strong in their faith? Will they stand firm in the midst of peer pressure or will they cave? The ... Read More about Character Badges Bundle Sale from The Modest Mom
ec·lec·tic adjective adjective: eclectic; adjective: Eclectic 1. deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources. "her musical tastes are eclectic" 2. Philosophy of, denoting, or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers ... Read More about Eclectic Homeschooler I Am
HI! I'm Annette, I'm raising a son in southwestern Ontario and my husband is a Pastor. The question was asked of me, "Why do I homeschool year round?" So I thought I'd take some time to give some clues as to why this method of homeschooling suits us. Being married to a pastor means that life ... Read More about Why I Homeschool Year Round