What’s Happening In Our Homeschool

The past several weeks have been particularly busy around our home.  We are getting back into the groove with homeschooling after a few weeks of summer break.  We school year-round and take a few shorter breaks instead of a long summer break.  I feel like this help keep my kiddos from the “summer slide” and keeps their minds fresh.

This is our last week of our Sonlight core we bought last year.  It feels like such an accomplishment to finish the entire curriculum.  We started it in October of last year, so we made pretty good time, too!

As far as me, I’m burnt out.  Dad has been TDY (that’s military for on a business trip) for a few weeks and our schedule has been busy and I haven’t gotten a break in several months.  I’m hanging in there until he gets back, but I’m having a hard time keeping all of the balls in the air right now.  To top it off, I went back to school a couple of weeks ago, so there is a WHOLE LOT of learning happening in this house right now.

I hope you’re all doing well and getting into the swing of back to school.  Do you have anything exciting happening this time of year?  Are you starting anything interesting this school year?  Comment below and let me know!

Choosing The Right Homeschool Curriculum For Your Student And Your Family

We’re coming to the end of our first year of homeschool!

(I pulled my kiddos from public school in early November. We had a later start, so we had a later finish.)

Looking back to the start of our journey, one of the most daunting tasks (at least from my experience) was finding the curriculum that is the right fit for both my children and my family.  The good news is that now-a-days, there are so many options.  The bad news is that now-a-days there are SO. MANY. OPTIONS!  There are numerous different “types” of homeschool, too.  Charlotte Mason, Eclectic, Unschooling, Classical, Waldorf… the list goes on and on.  I’m not going to get into all of the “types” of homeschooling on this post, though; I’m just going to stick to the basics of how we chose our curriculum.

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Our Middle School Curriculum Choices for 2017-2018 And Curriculum Reviews

Earlier this school year, after my husband and I decided that we were definitely withdrawing our children from public school, I was researching homeschool curriculum and had such a hard time finding information about middle school and high school options.  There is so much information out there for preschooler, kindergarten, and elementary school ages, but there isn’t a whole lot about the middle and upper level grades.  I’d like to share with you our curriculum choices for our 7th grader in hope it may help other mamas out there that are in the same boat I was in just a few short months ago.

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