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Summer School

Summer School

We’d planned on schooling through the summer.  Well, that hasn’t gone quite according to plan!  In truth, we have certainly done school this summer, but we just as certainly haven’t done as much as I’d wanted. Part of the reason is that we’ve been re-evaluating our homeschooling philosophy a bit.  I even went through a brief phase where I had considered just sending them to school.  (This may or may not have been during a fit of self indulgent tears…

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Homeschool, Part 2

Homeschool, Part 2

After the last homeschooling post, you may be wondering why we’ve already chosen curriculum for next year when it’s only January.  Do you really need to get it figured out 8 months ahead of time?  Well, there are a couple of reasons we’re looking at choices now.  The first is that since every curriculum is different, there will be pieces (especially in math) that we may not have worked on with our current curriculum but were already covered in the 1st grade level of…

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As Promised, Homeschooling!

As Promised, Homeschooling!

Homeschooling has gained a lot of traction in the past few decades, which means there has been a huge leap in the number of choices for curriculums, programs, tools and schedules accessible to homeschoolers.  For me, the sheer number of options is incredibly overwhelming.  I’ve realized recently that part of my personality is always looking for the “next best thing.” Something that is better, easier, faster, more efficient.  I like to take what I call a “sampler plate” at potlucks…

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