Homeschooling and living on a tight budget sometimes conflict. There just aren’t a lot of great “sales” on curriculum. There aren’t curriculum mega-stores offering 20% off all Language Arts on Fridays, or buy-one, get one free deals for math manipulatives. Have you ever BOUGHT math manipulatives?! They are what I consider to be a good investment. […]
We have so many options for homeschool curriculum. With homeschooling, the whole world is literally wide open to us. I think about when we first began this homeschooling journey back in 1997, and it amazes me how much has changed since then. Need curriculum? Before, we used paper catalogs. Now, hit the Internet. Need a […]
We have been doing this homeschooling thing now for 9 years. Some might consider me a veteran and a well-experienced home school mom. Others may even think that by now I probably have things figured out. Let me set the record straight: I don’t! I’m still learning–about my kids, curriculum, styles of learning and teaching–and I […]
How can we be talking about next year’s curriculum already? It’s only July, right? Oh wait, I have always had it figured out by July, haven’t I? Ah well, this year isn’t a banner year but I think I have it pretty much figured out. So here it is, The Big List! Math D1: 6th- Teaching […]
If you get a group of homeschooling moms together, invariably the conversation turns to CURRICULUM. This can go several directions, but usually goes one of two ways: either a group of moms all agree on methods and programs, and they have a fun chat about it, OR you will have some who agree, and one […]
Always a couple of months before we finish school, my mind begins to wander… into the next school year. I don’t know WHY I do it so early, but I always do. Late spring finds me perusing curriculum catalogs and doing online research. It’s a weird hobby, I know, but it’s one that always kicks in at the same time each year.
Join us for the Not Back to School Blog Hop, every Monday in August! Each week has a different topic, this week’s being Curriculum. If you decide to join in on the fun, make sure you post your link! Twelve years of homeschooling, and at LEAST 12– times 10– different curriculum decisions I have made […]