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 what 1st graders need to know: 1st grade course of study scheduling and lesson planning create good habits recommended curricula and other resources create an ideal learning environment how to foster creativity how to get your children to try … Continue reading Our 1st Grade Homeschool Schedule and Curriculum