My Third Time Through High School

My last cycle of high school history with my last high schooler. I need a moment. The question, “So, what grade are you in?” is often an interesting one for a homeschooled kid. The truth is that we have been in 9th grade, with the exception of wrapping up 8th grade science and history. Grammar? […]

Notebooking the (Homeschool) Day Away

One of my favorite blog-hopping activities is to check out certain blogs and get ideas, especially from kinesthetically (hands-on) oriented bloggers.   As a visual learner, I sometimes forget to add in components to our day that allow the busy little hands that belong to our youngest a chance to move! There are homes that thrive […]

Our School in a Notebook

Not too long ago, I read a great article from a friend on recognizing and recuperating from homeschool burnout.    I’ve had that season in my life, but what struck me in reading through her post this time was a quote from Miss Charlotte Mason: The object of children’s literary studies is not to give them precise […]

10 Ways to Customize Your Curriculum and Cut Costs–Part 2

I committed to writing a part 2, or sorts, to suggest ideas for older students.   There are realities of life and new expectations as children grow, whether they attend college or decide upon another route.   They must be able to articulate themselves in written and oral format.   I will boldly state that any curriculum that […]

10 Ways to Customize Curriculum and Cut Costs–Part 1

I shared much of this information below during my presentations at conferences during the month of April.   It occurred to me that people are always looking to save money; why not post some thoughts here?   Also, though I find myself jaded with two teens in the house, I forget how many homeschoolers are just beginning […]

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