Homeschool Science Curriculum Choices: Reader Question

Homeschool Science Curriculum Choices for Multiple Ages at Hodgepodge

We have several homeschool science curriculum choices that have blessed us big time. I’ve shared about what we’ve used in the last couple of years. That prompted a reader to ask the following question. She said that I could share with you… Question: I have been struggling with picking a science curriculum for my children […]

Answers in Genesis Homeschool Reviews

Answers in Genesis #Homeschool Reviews at

Yet again I am impressed with and thankful for Answers in Genesis and the resources they continue to provide. I want to introduce you to the latest addition to our homeschool – Answers Bible Curriculum. I shared a review at The Curriculum Choice. (there’s also a giveaway with a few days left!) And while I […]

A Hodgepodge of Favorite Books and Resources

Hodgepodge of Favorite Books

The children should have the joy of living in far lands, in other persons, in other times – a delightful double existence; and this joy they will find, for the most part, in their story books. ~ Charlotte Mason Favorite books are hard to narrow down to a list of ten! So, today I’m sharing […]

Homeschool Science with Multiple Ages

Science with Multiple Ages at Hodgepodge

Is it time to do our science lesson yet? We look forward to it. The reading of the science lesson during lunch. Not every day but most days we enjoy a lesson. We use several resources for all our ages. I’ll share them with you today as well as how we work them into our […]

Homeschool Makeover: Chalkboard Desk

Chalkboard desk

It has been three weeks since I’ve posted a weekly wrap! That’s because the past two Fridays I was sharing our 10 Days of Lasagna Learning: Teaching Multiple Ages. If you missed it, I invite you to click the big button in the sidebar. This week I shared about our chalkboard desk at Heart of […]

10 Science Fair Project Ideas

10 Science Fair Project Ideas at Hodgepodge

I’ve shared before about our love of display boards for learning. Today I offer an overview plus links to 10 of our science fair projects. I hope you will notice that these are all an extension of what we were already studying… It was afternoon quiet time on a Tuesday. My daughter pulled… them… all… […]

How Are the Human Eye and a Camera Lens Different? – 8th Grader


For my board I compared the camera to the human eye. I chose that topic because the eye was something I was already studying in anatomy and I love photography. I made a diagram of the camera, and one of the human eye. I also compared the differences and similarities of the two. One of […]

Layers and Levels of Unit Studies


Unit studies serve the age range in our homeschool well. Especially when two or more subjects overlap and the learning is on several different age and grade levels. Each day this week the older three first completed their Math and English studies. Saxon K Math made for a tasty mid-morning snack identifying cracker shapes. Zuzu […]

Science Fair and Art Show Results – Kindergartener


Four Science Projects to compliment our studies. As we started into working on each of these projects I suggested to the children that they not only pick something they were particularly interested in but also something that would help them dig deeper into something we were already studying. Over the next week, here on Hodgepodge, […]

Enjoying Answers Magazine


Back when we were studying the solar system with Answers in Genesis: Our Universe, I read the Answers Magazine issue on Discovering a Young Universe. When I finished reading that one, it made me want to find all the other issues of Answers Magazines we have in our house. It’s a good sized stack. So […]

Spring Weather Outdoor Hour Challenge


We have enjoyed weather typical of spring in the south. Cooler, breezy days topped with robin’s egg blue skies alternate with warm, flip-flop wearing days that make us want to jaunt off to the beach. We’ve had a week’s worth of rain making all that Georgia red clay into clothes-staining mud puddles. This week, we […]

The Curriculum Choice: The Answers Book for Kids

answers for kids

From the Answers in Genesis site: “Answers are important. If children aren’t given answers to their questions about the Bible and the history it reveals, they cannot defend their faith against a fallen world. The Answers Book for Kids series is a unique collection of question-answer books from Ken Ham and the creative team at […]