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Homeschool year in review {Part 1} Graduation, Options Program, and Daily Scheduling

Many homeschool families are in the process of planning a new school year.  We are too…well, sort of.  I like to take a break from all things homeschool for a few weeks at the end of our school year before I jump into planning for the new school…

About the blog {homeschooling}

About twenty years ago, I graduated from college with a teaching degree in my hands.  I said I would never, ever homeschool.  But eleven years ago, our family saw that homeschooling was exactly what our family needs and so we set off on this unknown land. We have homeschooled every…

Homeschool in review {August 2015}

It is official!  We have started our eleventh year of homeschooling!  And I must say that so far the year has not been anything like what we had planned.  But if there is one thing that I’ve learned from eleven years of homeschooling, it is flexibility!  And after…

Throwback Thursday: Homeschooling and living in a small house

It’s Friday! (Even though the title says Thursday!)  And it’s moving day(s) for our family!  We’re leaving our apartment and moving to a house.  I haven’t gotten to the part of Our Colorado Story that tells how we, a family of…

30 Minute Throwback Thursday: Preschool at Home

I love Instagram.  On Thursdays you will see many pictures with the hashtag of TBT.  This stands for Throwback Thursday, and people will share their pictures from the past.  I love looking back through old pictures.  I also love looking back through old posts on the blog.  The La Cottage…

Homeschooling during a move

***I’m pulling this post out of the archives because our family is moving in less than two weeks. Even though we are not making a huge cross country move this time and some of these tips do not apply to us this time, we will still be homeschooling…

High School curriculum choices { 9th and 11th grades }

Most people write these curriculum posts way before October.  But I’m glad to have waited this long.  Even though we started school late due to a move, we have had enough time with these resources now that we’ve started that I’ve tweaked and made…

Middle School curriculum choices { 6th grade }

Just as we are going a more traditional route for our elementary students, we are doing the same for our 6th grader!  Here are our choices for the 2014 – 2015 school year: Combined Subjects Emma will be doing these subjects with her younger siblings.  Even though they share the…

Elementary grades curriculum choices { 1st and 3rd grades }

This week I’m sharing about homeschooling on the blog!  Homeschool curriculum choices are often the discussion amongst homeschool moms.   Speaking with those who are daily in the trenches using different curricula is definitely a help when trying to find what to use in one’s school. I…

Our learning spaces

For years I’ve longed for a homeschool room.  In my mind, the days would be easier if we had a room designated as our main learning space and book room.  However, even with a school room, I truly think that we would all end up around the dining…