• Homeschool Mini Planner - includes monthly planning sheets, weekly record sheets, unit study planner sheets and book lists sheets! Perfect for eclectic and minimal homeschoolers
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    The Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner

    Today I’m excited to share something with you that I have been thinking about for quite some time: a homeschool mini planner! I am a planner girl through and through but traditional planners and most homeschool planners don’t work with our relaxed/minimal/homeschooling as a lifestyle ways. I like to have a little bit of planning but also a fair bit of just documenting what we did. I also knew I wanted there to be prompts for different areas of our homeschool because sometimes I forget how much the kids are learning as we go about our daily lives. Enter the Intentional Homeschooling Mini Planner:     I am super excited…

  • Minimalist Homeschool Room Tour - Intentional Homeschooling
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    Minimalist Homeschool Room Tour

    Today I’ve got a guest post from Rochelle Garrison Cocomello, she is going to show us inside her minimalist homeschool room. If we had a designated homeschool space I imagine it would look similar to this. Enjoy the peek inside their homeschool room! – Chantel   One question I often get asked is “how do you actually DO homeschool?”. After I blabber on for (too long) excitedly about curriculum, I realize that generally what people actually want to know is “what does homeschooling LOOK like?”. They want a visual. So I am here to take you on a short tour of our simple space. We live just outside of Montreal and…

  • The Seven Best Homeschool Art Supplies - great for minimalist homeschooling
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    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 minimum, after all, I have the desire to be a minimalist homeschooler. Today I wanted to share our seven favorite art supplies, these are currently must-haves in our homeschool art cart.     THE BEST HOMESCHOOL ART SUPPLIES FOR A MINIMALIST HOMESCHOOL SKETCHBOOKS While we’ve almost always used sketchbooks for our…

  • Decluttering Books - Minimalist Homeschooling
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    Decluttering Books – Minimalist Homeschooling

    In case you’ve missed it, we love books around here. I think the idea of being able to justify buying a bunch of books may have sparked my initial interest in homeschooling. I love seeing what other homeschooling families are up to, especially the novels and picture books they are reading as well as the encyclopedias and resource books they use. But it hit me lately that there are a number of books I’ve acquired because I like the idea of doing what other homeschooling families are doing but we will never actually use them in our homeschool. I follow a lot of Charlotte Mason homeschooling families on social media and love how…

  • Simplifying Our Homeschool Schedule - Minimalist Homeschooling
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    Simplifying Our Homeschool Schedule – Minimalist Homeschooling

    In the beginning of December I started to realize our homeschool schedule was not working very well for us. I would plan our day and rarely would we get to it all. It wasn’t because I was planning a whole lot in the day, but every time I mentioned what we were going to do next it would be met with groaning (with the exception of poetry tea time, that is always met with cheers). Math, which Raeca has always enjoyed, became something she dreaded. I hated that they were hating it so it was time to switch things up. (Major pro to homeschooling: flexibility!) At one point I came…