2017-2018 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

It’s hard to believe I have a 5th grader this year, but I do. That means I’m beginning my 6th year of homeschooling! This year our curriculum seems to take a step up in the difficulty level. I will admit that I’m a little nervous to see how it all plays out because it seems […]

2017-2018 Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

It’s hard to believe that my youngest is in kindergarten this year. We waited an extra year to start him because of his birthday and his sensory processing disorder, but it’s finally here! I always love to share what homeschool curriculum we’re using–partly as a record for myself, but also as information for others. You […]

Writers in Residence Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Writing and Math. Those are the bane of my son’s existence. He’s not a fan of either one, but if he had to choose one over the other, it would be writing. Finding a homeschool writing curriculum for him has been a challenge. I haven’t been too impressed with the options I’ve found and neither […]

Readers in Residence Homeschool Reading Curriculum

In the younger years, we are so focused on teaching kids how to read using phonics and decoding skills. But what happens after that? Do we send them off into the sunset with a book in hand and never teach reading again? No! Kids need to be taught things like context clues, making predictions, making […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016

It’s hard to believe that it’s already getting close to time for Back to School, or in our case, (NOT) Back to School!  I recently started organizing our homeschool curriculum and preparing the weekly folders, so I’ve had school on the brain. Add in the school supply sales I’ve seen, and I’m in full-out planning mode. […]

How We Use Fact Cards in Our Homeschool

My oldest son has an incredible ability to remember facts. I’m constantly amazed at how much he can remember and recall. He loves to soak up knowledge from nonfiction and informational books and fact cards. Truth be told, he’s a bit of a fact junkie. He loves to try to stump us with new facts […]

7 Free Homeschool Products for the Summer

By the time summer rolls around, we’re all ready for a break at our house. But, in order to combat against summer learning loss (and to help this mom keep her sanity) we’re using several fun online programs, keeping reading logs, and letting the kids pick some fun ideas from my Pinterest boards. There may […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum 2012-2013

I can’t count how many people have told me that I’ve got an advantage to choosing curriculum since I was a kindergarten teacher before coming home to be with the boys. I instantly cringe because while I DO have an advantage…it is also my downfall. Because I know what I’m looking for in curriculum, I’m […]