Our Curriculum Choices 2015-2016

Amazon box after Amazon box has started to arrive full of books. I don't know about you, but that's the unofficial signal to my family that we're about to start "school" again! That means I've made my lists and I'm ready to share. I'm afraid our curriculum choices list might begin to get boring to my faithful readers as I'm prone to choosing the … [Read more...]

Our Plans for Summer Learning 2015

I'm a find what works and stick with it kind of girl, so it might not surprise you to know much of our summer plans are the same as last year. And our goal is most definitely the same: We're taking a summer break without taking a brain break. All that said, here's what this summer looks like for us --   Math: We're using Life of Fred as a … [Read more...]

Awana in Our Homeschool

I can't remember a time when Awana was not a part of my life.  I first attended Awana clubs as a kindergartner in Sparks.  Over the years, my Awana club, as an extension of my home church, became like a large close-knit family to me.  I learned so much of God and His word, the Bible, through memorization of Bible verses and through relationships … [Read more...]

Our Curriculum Choices 2014-2015

  Guess what? Our curriculum choices for this year are pretty much the same as last year. After researching, thinking, and praying, we have found things that work with our family and our goals for homeschooling.  Plus sticking with what works is just one of the ways I keep our homeschool simple. Bonus? I think my guys rather appreciate the … [Read more...]

Catching Classical – Our Curriculum Choices

One of the best parts of homeschooling is the customization it allows. Over the last few years, I've had the chance to learn what I like in a curriculum and what works for our family.  I'm sure this will change in slight ways over the years, but keeping these criteria in mind as a guide when making selections for our family is very helpful to … [Read more...]

You Know You're a Homeschooler When…

... your children cheer the arrival of the box full of new curriculum, quickly search the box to claim their new math book, and proceed to carry it around with them for the remainder of the day (or longer if you let them). : ) … [Read more...]