How Did We Do? Our 2018/2019 Homeschool Review

At the beginning of each year, I write a post about what curriculum and resources I’m planning to use. At the end of each year, I write a follow-up, letting you know what I changed. Because I always change something. So this is my follow-up to At Home with the Editors: Shelli’s 6thand 3rdGrade Curriculum, … Continue reading How Did We Do? Our 2018/2019 Homeschool Review

Nearing the End of 5th Grade Homeschool

Officially, our "homeschool year" isn't over until August, and I will continue to give my boys lessons through the summer. However, when the weather turns warm, we start making time to get outdoors, and I begin to prioritize our lessons in this way: What can we finish before June? What do I want to stop … Continue reading Nearing the End of 5th Grade Homeschool

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

History Lesson Log #2: The Hebrews, Ancient India, Ancient China

As promised, I'm continuing with my detailed record of what resources we’re using for history. Sometimes we may simply read about a topic, and other times we may go on field trips and do activities. Over time, we may add more to our studies, so I may come back and add more resources to these … Continue reading History Lesson Log #2: The Hebrews, Ancient India, Ancient China

Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Here I am teaching 2nd grade for the second time to my eight-year-old. I consider second grade part of those "early elementary" years where children should have more time to play and explore than do sit-down academic work. But my youngest son has a little more structure and academic lessons than his brother did at … Continue reading Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Our 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Here we are: the fifth grade! I guess you could say I "officially" started 5th grade on September 1st this year, but truthfully, I started some of this curriculum a little earlier, and some of this is just a continuation from last year. I only use grade levels as a sort of approximation or guide. … Continue reading Our 5th Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

History Lesson Log #1: Intro, Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt

As I mentioned in my last post, I plan to keep a detailed record of what resources we’re using for history on this blog. Sometimes we may simply read about a topic, and other times we may go on field trips and do activities. Over time, we may add more to our studies, so I may … Continue reading History Lesson Log #1: Intro, Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt