Category Archives: How We Homeschool

B is for Books and C is for Capital

So once again, I missed the 2nd week of Blogging through the Alphabet. But I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m going to bend the rules a bit and do 2 letters in one post so I can catch up. First, B is for Books. My husband and I share a common weakness. It’s […]

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Spiral Math: The post where I admit I was wrong

Hopefully that got your attention. And maybe it was a bit strong, but I’ve learned something. I’ve always been a big believer in choosing math curricula that focus on understanding rather than rote learning. Here’s my post from last year’s Virtual Curriculum Fair: Thinking Mathematically: How I Choose Math Curriculum And while I don’t have […]

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Loving Language Arts

I’m participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair at Homeschool Heart and Mind again this year because I can’t get enough curriculum talk! This is our 10th year of homeschooling and during that time we’ve used a lot of different resources for language arts. Some I’ve used with more than one child, other things have been […]

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To Co-op or not to Co-op

Welcome back to the last day of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop. Today we’re talking about co-ops. For more information about co-ops in general, see this post. I live in a medium-sized city with a fairly large number of homeschoolers. As a result, there are a lot of co-ops in my area. There are […]

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The Evolution of a Homeschool Classroom

This year will be our 10th year homeschooling! During those 10 years, we have never had a dedicated homeschool classroom. We use our dining room table, kitchen table, living room, and my daughter’s room as our main work spaces. We started out using this storage system in the dining room. Just the bottom shelf and […]

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Homeschool Methods

Today is the kick-off for the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop. Today’s topic is Homeschool Methods. This is our 10th year of “officially” homeschooling. By that, I mean my oldest started kindergarten 9 years ago. But we had made a decision to homeschool well before that. Always wanting to be prepared, I started researching homeschool […]

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Thinking Mathematically – How I Choose Math Curriculum

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase through an affiliate link, I will receive a small percentage of the sales price. As an elementary student I don’t remember being too fond of math. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t particularly like it either. I do remember shedding tears over division of fractions. […]

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Tri-Cross Game: #hsreviews

My family loves games. We have acquired quite a large collection over the years. We used to have a family game night, but we have unfortunately let it disappear in the busyness of this season of our lives. We definitely need to try to add that back soon! Loving games as I do, I was […]

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Weekly Report – The Insanely Busy Week

Do you know that commercial with the guy sitting behind a desk saying, “I can do that. I can do that….How am I going to that?” That’s kind of how I felt at the beginning of this week. The kids had 3 cross country meets. I had 3 writing deadlines. I had a consignment sale […]

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Weekly Wrap-up — Week 2

I am happy to say that we survived the first 2 weeks of school. It has been busy. It has been tiring. It hasn’t been all smiles, but we have made it. What is going well: I am very happy with my pre-planning of Tapestry of Grace. It has helped my 6th grade daughter tremendously. […]

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