Home Education

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Home education is a powerful choice for many families. Over the past ten years homeschooling has become the learning method of choice for a wide range of families from all political, religious and socioeconomic situations.

I’ve tried to group my home education posts in topics that will be most useful for people who use this page. The posts on this page are about general home education topics.

  • If you have a gifted/2e child, you will also want to see my Gifted/2e Children Resources page that is filled with posts specifically about those topics. There is some overlap between that page and this, but that page is very specific. I also have a page about 2e or Twice-Exceptional Learners.
  • If you are looking for Learning Printables, please visit my shop.

I hope you find encouragement here!

General Homeschooling Posts

Nature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay IndoorsNature Study Ideas for People Who Prefer to Stay IndoorsDoes Homeschooling Devalue Women?Does Homeschooling Devalue Women?3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool Mom3 Easy Ways to Tear Down a Fellow Homeschool MomTeachers who become homeschoolers are the indicator speciesTeachers who become homeschoolers are the indicator speciesParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertParenting and Homeschooling as an IntrovertChoosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!Choosing a Homeschool Approach – Understand Your Child First!Hibernation HomeschoolingHibernation HomeschoolingWhy I homeschool in the afternoon and not the morningWhy I homeschool in the afternoon and not the morningPreparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and BinPreparing Your Homeschool Substitute Teacher Plans and BinI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an IntrovertI Can’t Homeschool Because I’m an IntrovertCreating a Mom-Friendly HomeschoolCreating a Mom-Friendly HomeschoolHomeschool versus Christian SchoolHomeschool versus Christian SchoolSaying “No” to Homeschool PressuresSaying “No” to Homeschool Pressures5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-op5 Reasons Why We Love Our Homeschool Co-op103 Ways to Learn from Experienced Homeschoolers103 Ways to Learn from Experienced HomeschoolersHow to Start Homeschooling a KindergartenerHow to Start Homeschooling a Kindergartener10 Signs a Homeschooling Mom Was a Teacher First10 Signs a Homeschooling Mom Was a Teacher FirstCreating an Arts and Craft CabinetCreating an Arts and Craft CabinetHow we ended up relaxed homeschoolers and what it looks likeHow we ended up relaxed homeschoolers and what it looks like7 Keys to Homeschool Success7 Keys to Homeschool SuccessHomeschool Curriculum vs. Traditional School CurriculumHomeschool Curriculum vs. Traditional School Curriculum5 Important Truths for Introverts Who Homeschool5 Important Truths for Introverts Who HomeschoolHomeschooling, Homework and Excessive Expectations on Children TodayHomeschooling, Homework and Excessive Expectations on Children TodayHow to Choose a Homeschool ConventionHow to Choose a Homeschool Convention5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool Convention5 Ways an Introvert Can Survive a Homeschool ConventionHome Schooling versus Home EducationHome Schooling versus Home EducationShowing a Child the World is FascinatingShowing a Child the World is FascinatingThe Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolThe Gift of Creativity and Beauty in Our HomeschoolOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftOur Family’s Experience with MinecraftUsing a KWL Chart in the HomeschoolUsing a KWL Chart in the HomeschoolFive Vendors I’d Like to Meet in Person at a Homeschool ConventionFive Vendors I’d Like to Meet in Person at a Homeschool ConventionRelationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired ChildRelationship Homeschooling and Your Differently-Wired ChildWhy I Don’t Plan Crafts For My ChildWhy I Don’t Plan Crafts For My ChildOccupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing ProblemsOccupational Therapy for Dysgraphia or Writing Problems

 

Our Home Education Journey

Our homeschooling journey has been full of twists and turns. When I think of where we were when Caroline was four and we were trying to figure out the preschool thing and where we are now… I never would have anticipated any of it! I have written about our journey since kindergarten, but those posts are scattered in curriculum (scroll down) and gifted/2e sections.

How I Currently “Teach” CarolineHow I Currently “Teach” CarolineShould I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family and community from a Christian perspectiveShould I Send My Child to Preschool? Thoughts on education, family and community from a Christian perspectiveThe Importance of Play for Small ChildrenThe Importance of Play for Small ChildrenThe Critical Importance of Play for Young ChildrenThe Critical Importance of Play for Young ChildrenFirst Days of Homeschool PreschoolFirst Days of Homeschool PreschoolReflections on Our Practice Homeschool PreschoolReflections on Our Practice Homeschool PreschoolABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First GradeABC Mouse Website for Toddlers, Preschool, Kindergarten and First GradeHow a Homeschooled Dreamer Does Preschool MathHow a Homeschooled Dreamer Does Preschool MathOur First Year of Homeschooling – A Look Back at the Ups and Downs of KindergartenOur First Year of Homeschooling – A Look Back at the Ups and Downs of Kindergarten

Our Learning Room

We started with a corner in the dining room, moved to a different house, set up in the basement, and eventually used our living room as our learning room.

Our Homeschool Learning RoomOur Homeschool Learning RoomOur Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014Our Homeschool Learning Room 2013-2014Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015Our Homeschool Learning Room 2014-2015Our Homeschool Learning Room Changed UpOur Homeschool Learning Room Changed UpOur Homeschool Learning Room for 2015-2016Our Homeschool Learning Room for 2015-2016Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life-changing!)Tidying Up Our Homeschool Learning Room (It truly was life-changing!)

Our Curriculum Choices

Maybe this should be Our Curriculum Non-Choices. If you are looking for straight-forward advice and planning, you aren’t going to find it here. I’ve been making it up as I go for a long time…

Kindergarten Homeschool PlanningKindergarten Homeschool PlanningA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildA Sample Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule for a Creative, Dreamer ChildTeaching Our Spirited, Active Child to ReadTeaching Our Spirited, Active Child to ReadHomeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildHomeschool Curriculum for a Right-brained, Spirited ChildMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlMust Have Items for Homeschooling a Creative GirlRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildRelaxed Homeschooling Curriculum for a Creative Gifted ChildHomeschooling Curriculum for Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial LearnersHomeschooling Curriculum for Gifted/2e Visual-Spatial Learners

Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

This is a series I wrote about how we embraced relaxed homeschooling over the first few years.

Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years – A How To SeriesRelaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years – A How To SeriesHow I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years SeriesHow I Teach Language Arts – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years SeriesHow I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Math – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach Science – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach History – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary YearsHow I Teach History – Relaxed Homeschooling in the Early Elementary Years

Overcoming Homeschooling Stress

Unfortunately homeschooling and stress seem to go hand-in-hand. The key is figuring out how to deal with the inevitable stress.

Overcoming Homeschooling Stress – A SeriesOvercoming Homeschooling Stress – A SeriesPersonality Types and Homeschooling StressPersonality Types and Homeschooling StressAge Disequilibrium and Homeschooling StressAge Disequilibrium and Homeschooling StressChoosing Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling StressChoosing Homeschool Curriculum and Homeschooling StressFeeling Inadequate and Homeschooling StressFeeling Inadequate and Homeschooling StressFeeling Behind and Homeschooling StressFeeling Behind and Homeschooling StressA Busy, Messy House and Homeschooling StressA Busy, Messy House and Homeschooling Stress

5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool

Sometimes we need to shake things up a bit in our homeschooling. Here are lots of ideas for how to get a fresh start.

5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool5 Days to Re-Energize Your Homeschool3 Ways to Change Your Homeschool Approach3 Ways to Change Your Homeschool ApproachCreative Ways to Re-Energize Your Homeschool SpaceCreative Ways to Re-Energize Your Homeschool SpaceRe-Energize Your Homeschool by Investing in New MaterialsRe-Energize Your Homeschool by Investing in New MaterialsPractice the Art of Strewing in Your HomeschoolPractice the Art of Strewing in Your HomeschoolRelax and Plan More Fun to Re-Energize Your HomeschoolRelax and Plan More Fun to Re-Energize Your Homeschool

Home Education Resources

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