Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Curriculum

We are finishing the third week of our new school year and I realize I haven’t shared our 2018-2019 homeschool curriculum.  I have been so busy planning that I haven’t been posting!  I am excited for the upcoming school year.  This is the first year that I have actually made a schedule.  Like a real Read More

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio (Florida)

Homeschool portfolios are crucial for a child’s annual homeschool evaluation.  But, what is a portfolio and how do I create one?!?  No worries, take a deep breath and keep reading.  It’s easy, pinky promise! What is a Homeschool Portfolio? A homeschool portfolio is a record of what each of your children has learned during the school Read More

Homeschool Planning:  12 Weeks at a Time

Homeschool Planning & Prepping: 12 Weeks at a Time

We are a very relaxed and eclectic homeschooling family.  I create the curriculum that my kids use picking and pulling from many different resources.   I find that homeschool planning and prepping 12 weeks at a time works best for us.   My detailed planning and intense prepping can take a lot of time up front but Read More

Homeschooling with Audiobooks

Homeschooling With Audiobooks

We have been listening to audiobooks for three years and we are still loving them.  Homeschooling with audiobooks is a great way to have fun while building your children’s literary library.   Audiobooks have been a great addition to our homeschool, I know that we will continue to utilize them. We listen to audiobooks while Read More

Our 6th year homeschooling and we are still loving it!

Our 6th Year Homeschooling…Still Loving It!

It is transition time in our family homeschool.  Alex and Ava had their annual homeschool portfolio evaluation, required by our state, and moved up a grade level.  It doesn’t have to happen this way but since we homeschool year-round it seems like a good time to move on to the next grade level. I also sent Read More

Using Lapbooks with Literature

Using Lapbooks with Literature

In our homeschool we prefer living books over textbooks.  Some of our favorite homeschool moments happened while snuggled up reading books together.   Two of the three children are fluent readers but we still enjoy reading aloud together.  We really enjoy using lapbooks with literature studies.  Using lapbooks is a fun way to record what Read More

Field Trip:  Space Coast Area Transit

Space Coast Area Transit: Homeschool Field Trip

It’s time for another fun homeschool field trip here in Central Florida.  We drive our van around town so my children have had very little experience utilizing pubic transporation.  We headed to Space Coast Area Transit for our next homeschool field trip, this was just the place to learn about and experience public transportation. I Read More

Field Trip Fun:  WFIT

Field Trip Fun: WFIT Public Radio Station

If we are not listening to an audio book or Pandora we are listening to WFIT 89.5.  It is one of the very few radio stations programmed in our van.  My husband introduced me to this radio station many (many!) years ago.   He actually thought of this fun field trip idea…thanks Shane! The kids Read More

Fun Learning Lessons:  The Periodic Table of Elements

Homeschool Learning: Discovering & Understanding the Periodic Table of Elements

Alex decided to ditch the science path that we were on this homeschool year in order to learn about chemistry (yeah, we often change it up mid-year).  I knew that learning about chemistry would involve learning about the periodic table of elements and that scared me.  Once I got over this fear I found many Read More

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Living & Learning With Love: October & November 2015

We have been having a blast living and learning with love.  It seems that there are so many things going that we have had a hard time finding the time to sit down and do ‘schoolwork’ but THIS is the reason we homeschool.   I am beginning to find peace knowing all that I have Read More

Discovering Japan:  Homeschool Lesson Ideas

Homeschool: Learning About Japan (including Epcot fun!)

This homeschooling year we are exploring World Geography and cultures.  This week we discovered Japan and we had a blast learning all about the country and the culture of the people who live there.  We watched videos, made crafts, read books and took a trip to Epcot while learning about Japan. Being able to include Read More