• 2022-23 HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM & our Charlotte Mason-inspired, interest-led, unit study approach
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    2022-23 HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM & our Charlotte Mason-inspired, interest-led, unit study approach

    Today I am finally sharing our homeschool curriculum for the year! My kids are in grade 4 & 7 this year – crazy! RESOURCES MENTIONED September Morning Basket video 10 Minute Bible Journey The Story The Bible Recap A Line A Day (printed) A Line A Day (digital) The Solar System Research Unit Grade 7 Book List (video) Grade 7 Book List (blog post) Grade 4 Book List (blog post) It Couldn’t Just Happen A Writer’s Journal (digital) A Writer’s Journal (printed) That Nerdy LEGO Girl

  • Butterflies & Bees Research Unit - Homeschool Unit Study - Homeschool Day in the Life
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    How Our Homeschool Looked This Morning

    Today I thought I would show you a look into what our homeschool looked like this morning. We are currently alternating between the Flight Research Unit and the Butterflies & Bees Research Unit and alternating within the Butterflies & Bees. So, one day we do Flight then the next is Butterflies, then back to Flight, then Bees, then back to Flight, etc. Today we were learning about bees, so here’s how it went . . .     We always start by looking the lesson over and then begin pulling out our books on the topic/sub topics and seeing what we can answer from the books we have. We have a great home library…

  • Intentional Homeschooling Curriculum - a Research Unit Study based curriculum for relaxed homeschoolers
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    The Intentional Homeschooling Curriculum is now available!

    We have been working hard the last while to get the Intentional Homeschooling Curriculum all polished and ready to go and I am excited to announce that it is finally here! This curriculum and the units and other products included are what we use in our own homeschool and we are excited to be able to share it and our relaxed homeschooling method with others!     The curriculum includes:   Twelve Research Units (for grades one through eight) covering the topics: Birds Butterflies & Bees Emperors, Kings & Queens England Explorers Flight Forests Inventors Mammals Mongolia & Nepal Solar System South Africa & Lesotho These research units cover a…

  • OUR PRESCHOOL PLANS - resources we are using with the three year old for preschool
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    OUR PRESCHOOL PLANS – resources we are using with the three year old for preschool

    I’m excited to share our preschool plans for the year! I’m using the idea of preschool curriculum really loosely here, it’s more like a list of preschool goals and a list of resources we are going to be using. All the things I can link will be included below!         PRESCHOOL LINKS & RESOURCES MENTIONED   Reading Magic Best-selling children’s author and internationally respected literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read. With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud…

  • why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next
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    why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next

    Well, it’s been a few months since I shared a video. I am excited to finally be back with another one! If you get my newsletter you’ll already know that we decided to give the Gather ‘Round curriculum a try – a big change from our normal unschooling ways – and today I want to share some of our initial thoughts with Gather ‘Round and where we plan on going from here.     why we started using GATHER ROUND: some initial thoughts & mini review + what we plan on doing next     Here are some links and resources I shared in the video: Gather ‘Round My Newsletter…