homeschooling

Virtue building in homeschool?

Homeschool is Not a Vending Machine: why I don’t use curriculum, books, and memory work to grow my children’s virtue

“My daughter is really struggling with lying; can you recommend good fiction books I can have her read to fix that?” “My son struggles with self-control; do you know a good unit study that could help?” “This read-aloud/poem/memory work/curriculum is really great at forming virtue in your children.” These are the types of comments and …

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poetry readers review

Cottage Press Poetry Readers Review: gentle, delightful poetry study in the Charlotte Mason and classical tradition

Are you looking for a simple, open-and-go approach to poetry study in your homeschool? The Poetry Readers from Cottage Press may provide just what you are looking for! Whether you consider yourself a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, a classical educator, or simply a lover of words and beauty, the gentle poetry study you will enjoy using …

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Favorite, Must-Have, Unusual Homeschool Supplies

My Favorite, Must-Have, Outside-the-Box Homeschool Supplies

Homeschooling can be hard. The education thing? Sure. We’ve got that (Kinda. Sorta. Ahem). But people still need to eat. And those practical day-to-day realities? They can drive us bananas! Don’t worry: these outside-the-box (and outside-the-books) homeschool supplies can help. Of course, it’s completely true that the only homeschool tool you absolutely need is a …

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Ordinary Homeschool Planning and Gospel Hope

Ordinary Homeschool Planning: sometimes crazy, often simple, still beautiful

Planning for next year’s curriculum and schedule looks a lot like piles of books and papers scattered in semi-organized chaos across the corner of my bedroom.  My intention was, eventually, to craft a beautiful and photogenic display.  I’m an (accidental) homeschool blogger, after all.  I think that’s part of the job description. Yeah.  Um.  That …

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