Family Homeschool Planner – Review + Giveaway

I'm more than five years into homeschooling and haven't found my perfect planner yet. I'm feeling very optimistic with my new planner for this year - the The Well-Planned Day family homeschool planner by The Well-Planned Gal. Let me walk you through my favorite parts! 1. I noticed straight away that there are tabs for each month, which will make … [Read more...]

Homeschool Classical Planner Review + Giveaway

I have never before used a homeschool planner. While I am very much a planner, they all felt a little intimidating and not quite what I needed. However, when I saw the chatter on the Classical Conversations group Facebook page about the Homeschool 18-Month Classical Planner by Hot Pink Lime, I was instantly interested. The folks over at Hot Pink … [Read more...]

Planning Our CC Year

Guys, I'm a firm believer in the the classical model of education and believe it will only work for us, if we work the model.  As a result, at home we approach our memory work in three basic ways: review games, classical notebooks, and reading.  So, as I'm planning for this next year, I'm1. Selecting a rotation of review games. … [Read more...]

Tweaking Our Daily Schedule

As we enter our 3rd week of CC at home, we're tweaking our daily schedule a bit to smooth out some rough spots.  Our original schedule is below with changes in bold. 7:00 AM I wake up, work out/shower, coffee/read Bible & pray8:00 AM littles wake up/straighten/brush teeth/get dressed8:30 AM eat breakfast & clean up … [Read more...]

Stick in the Sand

I read Leigh Bortins' The Core over the summer along with The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise.  Both books had such a grounding effect on my thoughts for teaching my children and really connected the dots for me about classical education.  So, in the midst of all the planning, and as we prepare to start at … [Read more...]