Our 6th and 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This year I needed to save time (as a homeschooling parent I am sure you can relate), so I wrote about our 6th and 3rd grade curriculum on the home/school/life blog only. This is a list of all the resources we're using right now in the 2018-2019 school year. I may write individual posts on … Continue reading Our 6th and 3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum

How to Create a Homeschool Schedule

I have written a post about our 3rd and 6th grade curriculum for the home/school/life blog, and I will let you know when it’s posted. Until then, you can see all my favorite curriculum choices on this page, which I keep updated. Since I already wrote about our curriculum, I thought I would take the … Continue reading How to Create a Homeschool Schedule

Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series

If you’re a seasoned homeschooling parent, you probably know that deep sense of satisfaction when you have completed a long curriculum with your child. I had this feeling last year when my eleven-year-old finished the 10th book in the Life of Fred series, which is the end of what the author, Dr. Stanley Schmidt, terms his … Continue reading Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series

Homeschooling 3rd Grade Language Arts

Some of this comes from my larger post about our 3rd grade schedule and curriculum, but it goes more in depth on how we did language arts this year. I'm going to try to do at least one post each year on math and language arts because I know focusing on one subject can be helpful to some people, … Continue reading Homeschooling 3rd Grade Language Arts

The Difficulty With Homeschooling

This morning I had planned some lessons to do with the boys, and at breakfast, they reminded me of some things they wanted to learn, so we spent some time on the computer looking up videos to answer their questions. My six-year-old's question was: "What is bacteria, and how does it cause disease?" My nine-year-old's … Continue reading The Difficulty With Homeschooling

My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

This year my nine-year-old is in the third grade, and according to the law in Georgia, I'm required to have him tested every three years, starting in the 3rd grade. Fortunately, we do not have to show the results to anyone, so it seemed like a good way to assess how he's doing. But as I … Continue reading My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers