• A Tour of Our Homeschool Cart and Our Spring Homeschool Goals
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    Homeschool Cart Tour & Goals: Spring 2021

    I decided that this year I want to set seasonal goals for our homeschool. I love setting goals and I find just setting annual goals doesn’t allow for enough room for growth and flexibility in our homeschool. Enter seasonal goals. While I’m chatting about seasonal goals I also wanted to give a tour of our new homeschool cart! I am in the process of setting up a new little homeschool nook for us and I had wanted to share it today but I didn’t quite get it done. So I thought I would start by giving a little tour of our homeschool cart and then I’ll do a full tour…

  • The Best Poetry Books for Kids and How We Have Poetry Tea Time in Our Homeschool
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    The Best Funny and Serious Poetry Books for Kids

    I am always on the hunt for good poetry books. We try to make an effort to have an official poetry tea time once a week (it usually involves hot chocolate and some kind of baking or else something I grabbed from the store) and have a lot of fun with it. Back when I was teaching I taught grades seven and eight and they had all decided they didn’t like poetry, it’s my goal to not let my kids feel that way! I try to keep poetry fun is by adding in fun drinks and snacks but also by making sure we read poetry my kids enjoy, which means…

  • Homeschool Day in the Life - A Peek into Our Unschooling Homeschool - January 2021
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    Homeschool Day in the Life – A Peek into Our Unschooling Homeschool – January 2021

    Hey guys, I am excited to be back with an unschooling day in the life today! In the last year I’ve shared a few of these in video format (like here and here) but this day in the life is coming at you in pictures and written word. I realized, it’s as lot easier to share an unschooling day in the life this way because nothing is planned out (generally). This way I could do what I usually do: observe my kids learning what and how they like to. For the most part I just let them do their thing and snapped a photo of it. With video it’s a…

  • Unschooling Homeschool Day in the Life - DITL of a Christian Unschooling Family
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    Unschooling Day in the Life: take a look into a homeschooling day in the life

    I’ve got another homeschooling day in the life for you today! This DITL was totally impromptu, my kids have been oozing creativity lately and I wanted to capture that. I think a lot of the creativity has come from our “simple schedule”, making sure they have time to be creative each day (and kind of have to be) has really helped! We are unschoolers but both of my kids set some goals for the year so they each have a few things they want to get accomplished each day, thus we are currently unschoolers with a checklist.     Unschooling Day in the Life: take a look into a homeschooling…

  • Homeschool Day in the Life video - unschooling and project and interest-led learning
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    Homeschool Day in the Life: summer edition: working on projects and interest-led learning

    Here’s another day in the life of our homeschool, this one is a summer version! I’ve been liking the rhythm our summers have taken and if all goes well I plan on continuing this into the fall as well. In this day in the life we took a little nature walk and my kids followed their interests and made creative projects.       You can see past day in the life videos and posts here.

  • Simple Homeschool Schedule - our simple three part homeschool schedule and routine for the summer
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    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…