FAQ’S

I’m not a homeschooler, will I still find resources here?

You betcha! In addition to homeschoolers a lot of teachers, parents, grandparents and even librarians come here to check out some of the resources I share, often times one of the many book lists.

 

 

What type of homeschooling method do you follow?

Our homeschool style has evolved over the years. In the very beginning days it looked a lot like trying to recreate school at home, than we attempted the Charlotte Mason method one year, you can see why we decided to make the switch here and our diy schedule here. And then you can read about why we (or, I) decided to quit the Charlotte Mason method.

At the beginning of 2020 we decided to officially switch to unschooling and it has been a great fit for our personalities and interests! (I created a free workshop on the topic if you are interested in learning more!)

 

How I Plan Our Homeschool Year Without a Curriculum

 

How do you plan your homeschool year without a curriculum?

I wrote a full post explaining my process that you can check out here.

And I recently created a video on the topic!

 

 

What does a typical day in your homeschool look like?

None of our days ever look the same but I’ve done a few videos and posts sharing a day in the life in various stages, you can check those out here.

I hope to continue to share new day in the life videos and blog posts once every few months just to show how things change.

 

How do you get through so many read alouds in a year?

Our secret weapon: audiobooks! I am pretty slow at reading chapter books aloud but we listen to a lot of books on audio. You can check out my post of all my audiobook tips, as well as some great ones to start with, here.

 

 

What curriculum do you use and what are your favorite homeschooling resources?

We keep things pretty simple in our homeschool and have never purchased a curriculum.

 

Rocks Relaxed Notebooking Page and Resources for Rock Unit Study

 

How do you keep a record of what you have done in your school year?

I have keep a reverse schedule using my Mini Planner which comes in handy when doing our year end report in years past.

Often I will just keep a record of what we have done in a composition notebook. We are fortunate to live in an area where we don’t need to keep very detailed records.

 

 

Do you write review posts?

While we no longer write free product reviews (with the exception of book reviews!) we do have some paid review options, you can find out more about how you can work with us here. (And don’t worry, we have rates and packages for all company sizes.)

 

Have questions I haven’t answered?
Ask them in the comments below and I will be sure to answer them!

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  • Sally

    I have your “Explore the World” course saved in my digital homeschool curriculum. We haven’t used it yet, and I’m planning for next year. I pulled it up to remind myself of what it is, but all the links take me back to the same page. Is this something I only had access to for a limited time? Thanks for your help!

  • shirleen

    at what age do you recommend starting homeschooling?

    i know every child is different, could u share your own experience?

    • Chantel

      In our school division we can officially register for homeschooling once kids are in kindergarten (age 5) but it really starts from the beginning, from teaching nursery rhymes, the alphabet, numbers, etc.

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