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Our Typical Daily Homeschool Schedule and Routine - for preschool (pre-kindergarten) and grade two

Our Homeschool Schedule – Preschool & Grade Two


I’m not exactly sure when we “finished grade one” and “started grade two” but I think it’s safe to say that we are officially in our second year homeschooling. It will make those “first day of school” photos hard to take because we just aren’t operating on that kind of rigid schedule. In some ways it surprises me that we…

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Our Homeschool Summer Plan - what we're planning for the summer for grade 2 and preschool

Our Second Annual Summer Homeschool Plan


Wow, I can’t believe it’s time for our second homeschool summer plan post! Once again I’m looking forward to having a summer that is a balance of learning and plain old enjoying the summer. When I asked Raeca what she wanted to learn about this summer her one request was to learn about Shakespeare – um, okay,¬†weird homeschooled child. I’ve…

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For Those Who Like a Good Homeschooling Deal . . .


One thing I quickly learned after we made the decision to homeschool is that there is so much out there as far as excellent homeschooling information and resources. This is actually a great thing. The not so great thing is that I only had so much money and I didn’t know what to choose, what if I spent all my…

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The Seven Best Homeschool Art Supplies - great for minimalist homeschooling

The Best Homeschool Art Supplies for a Minimalist Homeschool


I enjoy working on creative projects and probably because they see me creating all the time they are constantly wanting to work on something too. My art supply wishlist is miles long, I’m always hearing about fun new supplies. But even though I’d like to have all the art supplies I do try to keep our art supplies to a…

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Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool with Brave Writer and The Writer's Jungle

Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool


I’m honestly not sure if one can be involved in the homeschool community in any way online without quickly hearing about Brave Writer. If you read around homeschool blogs for more than five minutes you are going to hear about someone raving about Julie and Brave Writer. And for good reason. Remember when I was talking about Poetry Tea Time…

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