Homeschool

Planning Your Homeschool Year

Planning The Homeschool Year I worked on planning this school year (the one that just started), way back in the spring. I made this massive list 2012-2013 Curriculum Planning and then I went on my merry way finishing out last year. Well, wouldn’t you know it, now I am rethinking my plans. I know that I am not the only one this happens to. I am just so thankful that I have not purchased my materials yet. Wahoo! We want this year to be fun, but productive. We have some new things up our sleeves, which I can’t share just yet. …

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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool1

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool Day 2: What Materials Should I Use & Where Can I Find Them? What materials do you already have? go through your house and gather all your materials (check the basement, cupboards, closets, and bookshelves) declutter and purge materials you did not like and won’t use again store things you are not using, but might need for another year Where can you get free materials? family and friends online library freecycle Price Sheets Jennifer over at Teaching Boys created a price sheet for comparing homeschooling materials at various locations. …

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5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool

Links to the rest of the series: 5 Days Of Organizing Your Homeschool Day 1: What Should I Teach? We have been homeschooling as a family for going on seven years now. Every year has been different. Every year we have used different materials and I really feel that there has been no continutiy from year to year. We have been hopping from one shiny curriculum to the next. But . . . God has been teaching me a lot. I shared about all the things He has been teaching me in a guest post on Mom’s Mustard Seeds, Letting God …

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Planning Your Homeschool Day

How do you plan your homeschool day? Are you a fly by the seat of your pants (or skirt) kind of gal or do you write everything day and neatly check things off your list? Maybe you fall somewhere in between the two extremes? (that’s me) Whatever your homeschool planning method, I have probably found a planner just for you. Free planning materials: Build A Week Daily Planner Sheet Donna Young Eclectic Homeschool Online Downloads Free Homeschool Planner And Organizer Free Planners Highland Heritage Forms Homeschool Day Forms Homeschool Forms Homeschool Launch Planners Homeschool Planner Homeschool Planner Plus Homeschool Planning …

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Movie Making 101

Malachi is 8, soon to be nine and he is so excited. Well, soon being August and I don’t know what is special about nine, but he is looking forward to it. That wasn’t what I wanted to talk about today though. Malachi loves army men, knights and castles, and Star Wars. He got some Star Wars Lego for Christmas and he has carted it around the house in a small bucket just about everyday. If he is not playing with a bucket full of Lego he is setting up a battle scene with his army men, but that is …

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Top Ten Reasons We Learn At Home

In light of the recent teacher’s job action in B.C., I have been thinking about some of the reasons our family has chosen to learn at home. This list is not exhaustive by any means. We can learn in our pyjamas. We can learn when we are sick. We can take vacations on our own schedule. We don’t have to pay for child care. We can learn at our own pace. We can take field trips whenever we want. We don’t have to worry about over crowding. We don’t have a limit to the number of special needs kids in our …

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Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just about every year. I love having a garden. It gives us an excuse to get off technology and get out side. I have a secret. I like playing in dirt. I love running the dirt through my fingers and breaking up the clumps. I even …

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Tech Tuesday

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday. Today I wanted to share about one of the ways we use our iPad. Jonah has been making these wonderful Lighthouse Memory Club animations for the kids and we have all been learning our memory verses. You will be hearing more about the Lighthouse Memory Club as time goes on, but today I just want to show you this PDF that we use. We wanted a quick and easy way to review our memory verses every morning, so Jonah set to work and came up with a nice little PDF that we can use on …

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