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 sprinkling of photos and collages from this homeschool week –
There seem to be certain times of year I am keenly aware of the needs of an age range of children that we have. It’s continually changing. Just when I think my husband and I have things set, there is something new. Just how to meet the needs of an age range? I asked myself the same question daily over the last weeks as we’ve
It wasn’t that long ago we were marveling at the fact that we had a high schooler. (Just three years!) Now we are making college visits. And folks, it is every bit a continuing adventure. What a blessing, joy and honor of a time it is to be with my high schoolers. Say yes to new adventures! (Just like the photo my rising senior made,
In our homeschool we are pressing on. There are a few subjects we have finished. And the calendar is filled with end of the year programs, practices and celebrations. We are pressing on because in just a few short weeks it will be summer break. We are pressing on because in a few short weeks, at the end of this homeschool year and in planning
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 on the Silver Comet Trail) So, something like this… Didn’t
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 those wonderful opportunities that the Lord puts in our path.
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 this year. My 10th grade son is especially looking forward
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, assignments and household jobs. Then each of our older three