Category Archives: General Homeschool

First Weeks of School

I wanted to check in and report on what we’ve been doing so far. I have six children, but the oldest (14) attends public school and the youngest (2) doesn’t do school work.  In this post, “older two” means my … Continue reading

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Week 1 Schedules for 2014 – 2015

Here’s what our first week looks like!  My children are in grades 7, 5, 3, and 1.  We are outsourcing Art, Musical Theater (Triple Threat), and French.  Those classes start in September.  We experimented with switching math programs last year … Continue reading

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Thoughts As I Start My 10th Year Homeschooling

This fall will start my tenth year of homeschooling.  TENTH.  That milestone makes me feel both accomplished and tired.  SO TIRED.  I’ve been contemplating ways to bring the spark and joy back into my homeschooling.  Here are some ideas I … Continue reading

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The 2012 – 2013 School Year

We started up school again in the first week of August.  I knew we’d have to give things a test run to figure out what was going to work the best with a new baby.  My oldest is 12 and … Continue reading

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Why LDS Homeschoolers Should Consider Secular Education

Recent conversations online and in “real life” have been replaying in my mind this week. For my readers who may not know, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was born and raised … Continue reading

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What makes a good educational philosophy?

I’ve been musing on this topic lately.  We recently finished our sixth official year of homeschooling (counting K – 5th).  Philosophically, I am in a very different place from where I started at the beginning of our homeschooling journey.  I … Continue reading

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A Week in Our Homeschool

Here is another guest post at Learning a Latte in which I outlined a week of school in September 2010.  We have since changed a few things, but this is still how our week generally goes. EDITED It looks like … Continue reading

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