Our Current History Schedule and Curriculum

“But how do you teach history?” “Do you mean you don’t use a curriculum at all?” These are common questions I get when I call myself an unschooler. But, but, but… I have to remind the people asking – I’m a classical unschooler. There’s a difference. The difference is I see the benefit in some memorization. I let my … Continue reading “Our Current History Schedule and Curriculum”

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Homeschooling Is More Than Just A Schedule

The hyper-organized type A woman inside me likes a schedule. She likes checking things off; it makes her feel accomplished. The relaxed homeschooler, also inside me, knows that a schedule doesn’t count for much. What she needs is a template. And she says as long as the general rhythm of our work and play is … Continue reading “Homeschooling Is More Than Just A Schedule”

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How to Schedule an Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 3 of 3)

This is part 3 of a series of posts about scheduling an effective homeschooling day. If you have missed part 1 and part 2, you should go read them first. In the final step, this is what I did. I bought a thick cardboard – the kind you get at the Dollar Tree and some … Continue reading “How to Schedule an Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 3 of 3)”

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How To Schedule An Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 2 of 3)

If you haven’t read part 1 of this series, you should go do that. In part 2, I intend to talk about exactly how to go about scheduling a homeschooling day that works. I have also written a looser way of writing a basic curriculum in another post. If you’re interested in creating your own … Continue reading “How To Schedule An Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 2 of 3)”

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How to Schedule An Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 1 of 3)

Last week, I mentioned on my Facebook page that I had been taken with the bug of how to schedule a good homeschooling day. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (and/or have picked up my book The Classical Unschooler) you know that I tend to find myself smack dab in the middle of … Continue reading “How to Schedule An Effective Homeschooling Day (Part 1 of 3)”

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Real Homeschool Schedules

It is perfectly normal to panic when you first begin homeschooling. If some of you are thinking about starting this year, I wanted to bring you some cheer. Be inspired by these moms who are currently homeschooling. While I am not at liberty to reveal names, rest assured that these are real moms (and dads) who … Continue reading “Real Homeschool Schedules”

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History: Our Schedule and Method

I have always had a disinclination to follow a prescribed method. Especially when it came to a creative pursuit. Which may be the reason I struggle so much with following basic recipes – it just seems too easy and not enough fun. Which also incidentally is why I don’t like to bake. It’s a little … Continue reading “History: Our Schedule and Method”

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When Homeschool Schedules Attack

It has happened again. The homeschool schedules have attacked. Or maybe the changing weather does this to me. October makes me want to escape, take a break, run into the wilds and never return. Except I really love my couch. And my bed. Oh, and let’s face it – I do love the internet. But … Continue reading “When Homeschool Schedules Attack”

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Schedules and the Importance of Starting Over

In my supposedly brutally honest moments, I will admit that there is no such thing as starting over. Each time I fail, starting over gets harder. That time I quit writing every day, that time I decided to sleep in instead of waking up early to exercise, that time I started to get lazy about … Continue reading “Schedules and the Importance of Starting Over”

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Says who? Mom, Rethink Your Schedule

I taught my older kids how to play tic-tac-toe today. My four year old didn’t like losing. You can see his attempts at solving this problem. First, he tried making his Os over the Xs to escape the inevitable end. Second, he made his own board and decided he would fill it with only Os … Continue reading “Says who? Mom, Rethink Your Schedule”

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