Curriculum and Planning

Holiday Activities that Count as Homeschooling

Last week, Danielle shared insightful glimpses into the unique approaches of three families navigating the homeschooling journey during the holidays. One family embraced the festive spirit by setting aside formal schoolwork altogether, immersing themselves in holiday learning. Another family opted for a balanced approach, maintaining a lighter version of their usual school workload while integrating

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Homeschooling for the Holidays

The post suggests three ways to approach homeschooling during the holiday season: fully focusing on the holiday, splitting time between regular studies and holiday-themed studies, and maintaining life mostly as normal. Each approach caters to family beliefs, routine, and educational focus, with an emphasis on avoiding trying to do it all. The article also encourages families to reflect on their priorities and consider their approach carefully before proceeding, advocating flexibility and practicality during the festive period.

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Homeschool Organization: Daily Curriculum Checklists

How many decisions do you make each day? It’s a lot, right? If you find yourself having to make multiple decisions during your homeschool time, it’s time for an overhaul! Decision fatigue impacts those of us with neurodiverse homes with intensity. Charlotte’s Web or Tree Castle Island? A few years ago, that question would have

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Fanning the Flames of Individualized Education

When we first started homeschooling, I had a cork board hanging in our kitchen with inspirational pictures and quotes, one of them being: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”- Plutarch Before I had children of my own, I had imagined that education really was like the filling

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7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting A Homeschool Co-op

You’re ready to start a homeschool co-op! Your kids need connections, and let’s be honest–so do you. You’re looking for support in academics or encouragement in enrichment, and the local co-ops don’t quite “scratch the itch,” so you’re committed to creating an experience that excites you and meets the needs of your kids. Girl, us,

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8 Reasons to Start a Homeschool Co-op (Even if It’s Just with a Few Friends)

Have you wondered if a homeschool co-op is a good idea for you? Or maybe you’ve tried a few and they just were not the right fit. What about starting your own?  Here are 8 reasons to start your own homeschool co-op – even if it’s just with a few friends: 2. Support Network:By starting

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