• Simple Homeschool Schedule - our simple three part homeschool schedule and routine for the summer
    homeschool planning,  minimalist homeschooling,  real homeschool stories,  unschooling

    Simple Homeschool Schedule: the simple homeschool rhythm we are following

    We have hit our groove this summer with a very simple homeschool schedule. I know this schedule definitely won’t be involved enough for some people but it has been working really well for our family! I’m totally planning on pulling this rhythm/routine/checklist into the fall.       My free Unschooling with Intention Workshop. My kids’ YouTube Lego Show: The Adventure Kids     OUR SIMPLE HOMESCHOOL SCHEDULE   So, what I have done is create a very easy three-part checklist for my kids for each day. I have intentionally kept this simple so there will be space in their days to explore interests and just have time to be…

  • Free Homeschool Vision Planner Guide Book for planning homeschool year
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    Free Homeschool Vision Planner Guide Book – Updated!

    Even though we recently switched to officially unschooling I still like planning. I’m in the process of reflecting on our last school year and will soon be planning for the next (though, to be honest, we learn all year round). Last year I made a homeschool vision planner guide book and it was well received and downloaded thousands of times, I am going to be using the vision planner again this year to do some planning for our year but first I wanted to make a few updates. The vision planner has now been updated and I can’t wait for other homeschoolers to use it to set a vision for…

  • How I Plan Our Homeschool Year Without a Curriculum
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    How I Plan Our Homeschool Year Without a Curriculum

    When sharing about our homeschool rhythm a few weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to write a post about how I plan our year without a curriculum and I got a few online and in-person questions and comments on how I do it so here it is! When people find out that we homeschool and that our school division has zero curriculum requirements I can see the looks of concern and worry start to creep up on their faces. If I know homeschooling is not something they are interested in ever doing I’ll usually be quick to appease their fears by letting them know that I have my degree…

  • How we Bible Journal with Kids
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    How We Approach Bible Time and Bible Journaling in our Homeschool

    Welcome to a new series where I am going more in-depth on all the different subjects we will be tackling this school year! If you want an overview of our homeschool day/week/month you can take a look at our three-part homeschool rhythm. One area I knew I really wanted to do better this year in our homeschool was the Bible. I have tried a few different things (plans, methods, children’s Bible’s, etc) in the past and have not really been very good with sticking with them. One of the ways I plan on making sure I follow through this year is by having our family Bible reading at the beginning…

  • Our Homeschool Rhythm - Tea Time, Morning Loop & Afternoon Loop
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    Our Homeschool Rhythm – Tea Time, Morning Loop & Afternoon Loop

    As I was planning our homeschool year it became clear to me that this was the year to finally get on board with loop scheduling! My oldest is in grade four this year and I’ve really noticed an increase in the amount that I want her to learn this year and have decided that this is the year we start sitting down and having more focused “school time”. After our first few years being more on the relaxed/semi-unschooling side this is definitely a change. I’ll be honest, there has been a bit of push back on her part, especially since we “started” a light version of our rhythm a couple…