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

Homeschooling 4th Grade: Our Schedule and “My Master List”

As I wrote in my last post, it's hard to believe we are beginning to homeschool fourth grade. I'm slowly making my way to the harder stuff, but as I sit down to think about the priorities I have for my boys, I'm sticking mostly to the basics with a few exceptions. The great thing … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade: Our Schedule and “My Master List”

Homeschooling 3rd Grade: Where It’s Taken Us And How our Schedule and Curriculum Have Changed Over the Year

I just read over the post I wrote earlier this year, Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture. That was a good title for that post. Third grade has had a different feel to it than the first years of our homeschooling adventure, and my nine-year-old is making a huge shift in his maturity as well as activities. … Continue reading Homeschooling 3rd Grade: Where It’s Taken Us And How our Schedule and Curriculum Have Changed Over the Year

Making Time for Project-based Homeschooling

Projects and creativity are a natural part of a child's life. They can be big or small. They may last a few minutes or many years. Project-based homeschooling seems to be changing for us, and on one hand, it’s made me feel like I’m not doing it right, but as I sit here writing, which is … Continue reading Making Time for Project-based Homeschooling

Homeschooling Kindergarten for the Second Time

I'm so proud of my boy who just turned six-years-old. He is growing -- in body, intellect and creativity -- by leaps and bounds. He is becoming more independent, and he's in a constant state of "play." He plays well with his brother or by himself. He loves playing with his toy animals and dinosaurs, … Continue reading Homeschooling Kindergarten for the Second Time

Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture

This August, my eldest son turned 9, and I consider him a third grader. Third grade definitely has a different feel to it. For the first time, I'm doing less "child-led" and more "teacher-led" work. (The teacher being me.) Keep in mind that my six-year-old son is now in kindergarten, and I'm doing a little more rigid course … Continue reading Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture

Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum (with Pre-K too!)

I love new school years! It's an accomplishment to close out the previous year and plan a new one, and in the beginning of the year, everything feels so tidy and structured. I like structure, but I try to remain flexible about our schedule as the year goes on. It’s inevitable that new priorities will pop … Continue reading Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum (with Pre-K too!)

Our 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum

Available Now! ... The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching First Grade is a simple guide to homeschooling 1st grade. But it's also much more. I recommend it for any parent who has a child between the ages of 4-8. “First Grade” is merely a guide. Not an absolute. This guide will help you figure out … Continue reading Our 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum