2nd Grade Curriculum — 2015-2016

Of all 4 of our children, academically-speaking, Kate is my Mini-Me. She's an avid reader, loves history and writing, and has a real affinity for languages. This year we're learning (a little) Latin and Spanish, and she's already claimed they're her favorite subjects. Sounds just like me. Unlike me, Kate is very outgoing, adventurous, fashion-savvy, and fun-loving. She's also headstrong and opinionated, so our homeschool can be a little emotional at times. Still, I can't think of anything … [Read more...]

Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum — 2015-2016

When I shared our gentle preschool curriculum recently, I described our second youngest daughter as the family clown. That's true, but our second oldest daughter is equally funny in her own right. Cora is our eccentric child. You know that expression, "One of these things is not like the other"? Well, that describes Cora to a tee. She is her own unique person, marching to her own drum, doing things her way even though it might not be the conventional approach. I'm thankful for the opportunity … [Read more...]

Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum {Charlotte Mason/Classical}

This marks our third year homeschooling. It's a learning process each year as I try to find what works best in our current season, but I continue to be drawn to both the Charlotte Mason and Classical approaches because of my love of good literature and the variety of subjects presented to the children. I'll share what curriculum we're using for 2nd grade, Kindergarten, & Preschool later in the week. For today, I want to share what we'll be doing 4 days a week with all 3 … [Read more...]