The Summer Games are back! Are you ready? We are! And we are excited. Eight years ago we began our homeschool year with a unit study around the Summer Games. Then we did it again four years later. We learned all about the history of the games, the city the games were held, sports in general, what it takes to become an Olympian and much,
Many a time I have found myself pausing and being thankful that the younger two that make up our elementary homeschool are so close in age. Almost exactly two years apart with the same birthday month. They are buddies and they cheer each other on in their learning. Older sister coaches reading. Younger brother waits patiently while she finishes handwriting – and then they are
In years past, I have always shared details of our preschool and kindergarten curriculum choices here at Hodgepodge. Now that we’ve had much practice with children in preschool, elementary, middle and high school all at once, I felt it was time to make a permanent spot for all our favorite homeschool curricula. One place that Hodgepodge readers could easily find and reference. See, I get
Here is a permanent spot for our homeschool curriculum choices at Hodgepodge. I wanted it to be easy for you to find our favorites and easy for me to share when I get a curriculum question (because we have such an age range and I share many reviews at The Curriculum Choice). I’ve spent some time updating each of the links below for all homeschool
If you are like me you are always looking to see if there is a family plan for anything. Because with a largish family, the family plan is usually the best and most frugal option. This is true for our membership to the local history center. It actually saved us more money to purchase the family membership for a year – than to purchase individual
I have shared the span from preschool to middle school – our curriculum choices for each age and stage. Now we reach high school. We have now graduated three high schoolers and have two more to go! I am so very thankful my husband and I have the privilege of this time with our young adults. Thankful we can tailor an educational plan with their
The children and I have shared before how Teaching Textbooks homeschool math curriculum is our perfect match. We have a hodgepodge of learning styles in our homeschool. Our eldest, one of our visual learners, is off at college and thriving. Another auditory learner graduated last year and is on an entrepreneurial and online studies path. We still have three cruising through Teaching Textbooks. And wow!
A new video art tutorial – how to draw a garden spider with chalk pastels! This tutorial was inspired by the garden spider and the web she built right out the Hodgepodge family room window. This is not the first time a garden spider chose to build her web within view. And so, the grandchildren pulled out the southeastern field guide. And Barb-Harmony Art Mom