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
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
Is it time for a change? Maybe it could be as simple as just a quick walk in the woods. Time for mixing up your homeschool routine! Walking the trail #SilverComerTrail #fall #1000gifts I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers ~ L.M. Montgomery, Ann of Green Gables Mixing Up Your Homeschool Routine Aren’t you glad you live in a world
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!
It was at the midpoint of the homeschool year I found we needed the math answer. The homeschool math answer. My eldest children were middle schoolers and I had preschoolers under foot. Math was a struggle. There were tears (from the children too). So I asked my fellow homeschool mamas. “Teaching Textbooks,” they said. I’m so grateful they did! I remember the morning my 5th
In our 17 years of homeschooling, we have gathered some favorites. Tried and true homeschool favorites we use always! I’m sharing those with you today. Not only that, but I am celebrating 10 years of blogging here at Hodgepodge. And because it is a Hodgepodge, my family and I are also hosting BIG giveaways at our three sister websites as well. I’ll share more about