No Homeschool Plans? Here’s Your Easy Solution!

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Are you struggling with your homeschool plans for the upcoming year? Watching the calendar and realizing September is right around the corner, and you have nothing? Just decided to homeschool last week? Here are quick, easy, and cheap homeschool plans for all the essential subject. They'll even adapt to the ages and grades of your children. Homeschool Plans Language Arts Pick up Jimmie Lanley's Designing Your Own Language Arts … [Read more...]

Week 10: Literature

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The weeks are slowly progressing. I can see the framework of my classical homeschool coming together. We're shifting subjects, moving times, and the day is much longer than when the kids were simply doing free reading and math. Now it's time to add literature. What's the difference between literature and free reading? Literature is assigned. It's the historical fiction books you hand your child to supplement the history period you're … [Read more...]

Simplified Organization: Organizational Changes

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So this short series on Simplified Organization is drawing to a close. I thought it would be interesting to look and see what organizational changes I've put in place as a result of the course. Organizational Changes Brain Dump The first of the organizational changes has been the brain dump. I absolutely adore the brain dump. You sit down and unload all those pesky little tasks that clutter up your mind onto a sheet of paper. My day and … [Read more...]

Trivium Tuesdays #169

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Welcome to Trivium Tuesdays at Living and Learning at Home and Classically Homeschooling! Trivium Tuesdays is a link-up to encourage and educate each other about classical education in the homeschool. Please only link-up posts which discuss classical homeschooling at any stage: grammar, dialectic, or rhetoric. Featured Posts Sola Gratia Mom offered a detailed review of Teaching the Classics. It's a program that will walk you through how … [Read more...]

Realities of Homeschooling Throughout the House

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A dedicated room for my homeschooling is one of my favorite dreams, but it simply is not possible at this time. We're a larger family in a smaller home. My children enjoy homeschooling throughout the house which causes one or two minor problems.   Kitchen Table The kitchen table is an obvious spot for homeschooling. One or two of the children vie to snag the best end of the table for the day. That puts them near the stove and sink for … [Read more...]

Week 9: History

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We're up to week 9 and history in this series about building our dream classical homeschool. Do you know what history program you'll be using? Add History When in doubt, I recommend using Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer. There are four volumes, each one contains a year's worth of study, and it's able to be used by children from 1st grade through 8th grade. The Story of the World Activity Guides contain supplemental activities, … [Read more...]