Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep on Keeping On

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Keep On Keeping On

Friends it has truly been a hodgepodge these last two weeks. We are learning a variety of things in a variety of ways. But I believe that the overall theme of our learning has been keep on keeping on. Nothing spectacular and just pretty simple and basic. On the trail again…(a lovely Saturday afternoon stroll […]

5 Great Homeschool Themes for Multiple Ages

5 Great Homeschool Themes for Multiple Ages

The last two weeks I have noticed several intertwined homeschool themes at Hodgepodge. The themes are different because of our multiple ages – from elementary up to high school. But, of course, those themes are complementary and supportive of one another. I’ll share them with you today. Let me know what you think. ~ Affiliate […]

January Homeschool – Return of the Routine

January Homeschool - Return of the Routine at Hodgepodge

We are roughly two weeks into our January homeschool here at Hodgepodge. And it has been a long time since (um, November!) I have shared a Collage Friday update! We had the most splendid Christmas and New Year celebrations with family. Our times stretched out for days. We were blessed with good health. And though […]

6 Simple Sucessful Strategies for Homeschooling a House Full

6 Simple Successful Strategies for Homeschooling a House Full

This past Tuesday I had the privilege of sharing the best of our helpful homeschool habits for multiple ages with a group of homeschool mamas. I promised them that I would put these all in one handy spot. And I have – so you, my readers, can enjoy them too. I have also included the […]

Take Advantage of Your Homeschool Schedule

Taking Advantage of a Homeschool Schedule at Hodgepodge

Oh I am such a rule follower! So, in writing this and sharing about our week of taking advantage of a homeschool schedule, I am speaking to myself too. See, I have to remind myself that there is a wonderful balance that can happen when we keep our diligence in homeschool, yet take advantage of […]

Homeschool Science for Multiple Ages

Apologia Homeschool Science for Multiple Ages

You might remember that last year all our ages studied marine biology using Apologia resources. Oh we could just continue to camp out there! What a fantastic year of learning it was! (More on that Most Used IKEA Bookshelf in 10 Homeschool Learning Centers at Hodgepodge) But, we have also been excited about new studies […]

Weekly Homeschool Planning – Expanded

Weekly Homeschool Planning Meeting - Expanded

We are expanding our weekly homeschool planning meeting. Why? Things are always changing at Hodgepodge: our children’s needs, moving into older grades, more accountability needed. This year our eldest three children simply needed to SEE all their subjects and practice scheduling their time.  How We Expanded Weekly Homeschool Planning I typed up all the subjects, […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: Moving Forward

Helpful Homeschool Habit - Moving On

We’ve been enjoying a slow and steady start to homeschool after a fun summer. This week has been one marked with moving on. Like the Little Engine That Could. I think I can… I think I can… We aren’t quite up to full speed but I’d say we are at least 3/4 or close to […]

Help! I’m Back to School!

Slow and Steady Back to Homeschool - Tips, Encouragement and Helps at Hodgepodge

Once again we are having a slow and steady start to homeschool. We are still hanging on to summer and dipping in the pool while getting our feet wet in homeschool. Last week we started with just math. Plus we started back to piano lessons. This week we have added another subject (of each child’s […]

Helpful Habit: Celebrate a Good End to the Homeschool Year

Helpful Habit - Celebrate a Good End to the #Homeschool Year

We are at a repeat of where we were this time last year. “Are you feeling it too? The calendar is clearing up. There’s white space on the page, flip flops by the back door and blue skies outside! Choir, church activities, drama troupe have all ended for the year for us. Some subjects are […]

Helpful Homeschool Habit: The End in Mind

Helpful #Homeschool Habit - The End in Mind

You may have noticed that things have been quieter here at Hodgepodge. That’s because we are focusing hard on finishing well this school year. We are also in the thick of preparations for end-of-the-year recitals, programs and more. The end of the homeschool year is so very close! But I also wanted to share with […]

Helpful Homeschool Habits for Standardized Testing

Helpful #Homeschool Habits for Standardized Testing

~ I’m keeping up the habit of sharing a helpful homeschool habit on Fridays! After we took a homeschool spring break, we went right back to it with required standardized testing. It was a productive yet interesting week of juggling things with our multiple ages. I am sharing our week and my tips in today’s […]