Tag: homeschooling

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How I Plan and Organize Our Homeschool

It is that time if year again: freshly sharpened pencils, subject binders with colorful covers, planning sheets filled with possibility, sheet protectors galore, and that bright shiny new curriculum. Well, most of it is new, anyway. If you enter our home, you will see our dining room table covered with the afore mentioned binders and planners. You will also find me hard at work … Read More How I Plan and Organize Our Homeschool

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A Peek Into the Most Cherished Time of Our School Day

“Before you go on thinking these times are perfect with well-behaved children, and beautifully cut out crafts–think again! We are just normal, everyday people encountering extraordinary ideas and truths. I like to think of it as a beautiful mess. A somewhat organized–mostly chaotic–beautiful mess.”

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Rule of Six

Well, we are just a few weeks away from finishing our first year of homeschooling.  We are also a couple of months away from a big move to another state (there is another post in the works that will expound on that journey).  At this time of conclusions, my mind begins to turn toward new beginnings. For many homeschooling parents, this is the time … Read More Rule of Six

Our Fall Semester Part 2: What the Girls Have Learned (Curriculum Reviews)

Greetings everyone! Here is the second installment as promised back before Christmas!  In this post, I will focus upon the curriculum we have incorporated and share the nuts and bolts of our homeschooling day.  I will present it in the same order as our daily school schedule. I will warn you, this post is full of pictures, videos, personal anecdotes, and some nitty gritty … Read More Our Fall Semester Part 2: What the Girls Have Learned (Curriculum Reviews)

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A New, Unexpected Adventure

If someone had approached me two years ago and prophetically told me, “Kristin, in the fall of 2015 you will be homeschooling your children,”  I would have laughed. In fact, I would have said,  “There is absolutely no way I am homeschooling. I am NOT cut out for that.” I have always admired and esteemed families who chose to educate their children and home. … Read More A New, Unexpected Adventure