2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum Plans

It’s that time of year when homeschool families are planning out next year’s curriculum, and we’re no exception. However, we try to adjust as we go, and since we school year round, we don’t have any big changes planned for the new school year, other than the addition of Classical Conversations Essentials program for our […]

Giveaway: Logic of English Foundations Set A ($156 Value!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Cassandra (felixcassandrakellogg@…)! I’ve been raving about the Logic of English curriculum — both the Essentials program for elementary students and the Rhythm of Handwriting for cursive — since I met the founder, Denise Eide, at the Allume conference almost 18 months ago, and both programs continue to […]

Free Homeschooling Checklist and Proofreading Marks Printable!

Earlier this month, I shared a screenshot of the checklist my girls have been using for their school work (as part of my “Homeschool Planning Made Easy” post), and a few people emailed to ask if it was available as a printable. So today it is! Click here to download or print the homeschool checklist. […]

First Day of School Pictures

Although we homeschool all summer, yesterday we kicked off our new school year with our favorite annual traditions: letter pancakes for breakfast, first-day-of-school photos, interviews, and ice cream sundaes for dinner!

Get Organized for Back-to-School with This Week’s eBook Bundle {BundleoftheWeek.com}

It’s back-to-school time, and this week’s bundle is designed to help you simplify your routine, get organized, and juggle all of your various responsibilities during the school year. With your purchase, you’ll get a complete back-to-school guide, printable planners, tips for simplifying your chore routines (for the adults and the children!) and ideas for simple […]

Homeschooling Resources Bundle for $7.40 This Week Only {BundleoftheWeek.com}

This week’s bundle is packed full of resources for homeschoolers, including five ebooks plus two special bonus offers. With your purchase, you’ll get tips for developing curriculum and teaching specific subjects, printables for you and your students, and encouragement for the school year at a discount of more than 80%!

Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Notebooking Printables

You know how I said I was done talking about homeschooling for the summer? I lied; I’m sorry! One thing I hadn’t yet nailed down was exactly how we were going to incorporate CC science, history, geography and timeline at home. I knew I wanted it to be the center of our curriculum this year, […]

How We Organize Our Homeschool Work

Okay, this is it (I think!) — the final post in my homeschooling series for the summer. I thought I’d give you a quick peek into how we organize our homeschool work. It’s really not anything groundbreaking or fancy, but I always appreciate seeing what other people are doing, and there is one tool I’m […]

What Is a Classical Christian Education?

I wasn’t really intending to write a weekly homeschooling post when I started writing about our plans for the coming year, but every year after attending a Classical Conversations practicum I want to write this post, so this year I’m actually doing it! (And truthfully, I have at least one more post in mind to […]

Printable To-Do Checklists for Kids

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: Summer is in full-swing at our house! You’d think that the summer break from our school routine would have our eight-year-old daughter in relaxation mode. Instead, I noticed that she was antsy, not sure of what to do with herself during the day. […]