First Day of School Pics & Our 2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum

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This August we began our 6th year of homeschooling!  We’ve gone from this – To this!  My how they grow! (below is our first year of homeschooling –Pre-school and Kindergarten) I blinked and this happened! And a little mommy tear trickles down my face as I see time passing… I do want my children to spread their wings and leave the house someday – but for now I am savoring every last drop of these little years. And I must say, I am so grateful that everyday I get to wake up to these little faces and together we experience the […]

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One Change that Transformed Our Homeschool Year

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We have reached the end of 3rd and 4th grade! We have completed our 5th year of homeschooling and friends – it just keeps getting better. I LOVE homeschooling! I have one tip to share with you that has transformed our entire school year to make it the best yet –but first I want to speak to all the moms of littles who have only just begun homeschooling. This is hard isn’t it? Really hard. The amount of patience it takes somedays is unbearable – I know. Please do not hear me say that I LOVE homeschooling and equate that […]

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The Women Living Well Book Club – Chapter 15 {School Choices}

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Let’s Discuss Chapter 15 If you want to start disunity in the body of Christ…just talk about school choices.  Ugh. I am aware of this, so I tread very carefully into today’s blog post As chapter 15 says, I’m a product of public schools.  My parents walked alongside me, discipling me and teaching me how to be a light in darkness for 12 years and when I graduated, I was on fire for Jesus. My parents lived out Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your […]

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New School Pictures & Our 2013-14 Homeschool Curriculum

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This August we began our fifth year of homeschooling!  We’ve gone from this – To this!  My how they grow! I blinked and this happened!  And a little mommy tear trickles down my face as I see time passing… I do want my children to spread their wings and leave the house someday – but for now I am savoring every last drop of these little years. And I must say that I am so grateful that everyday I get to wake up to these little faces and together we experience the wonder of Math, Reading, History, Grammar, Latin,  Science, Music, […]

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Reflections on our Homeschool Year

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First Day of School Last Day of School As I begin to pack away the teacher’s guides and paperwork from this homeschool year –tears well up in my eyes.  A sense of relief washes over me, I made it through another year.  I can’t believe we made it. Second and third grade are done and next year we will tackle 3rd and 4th grade and be starting our 5th year of homeschooling.  The sense of accomplishment is overwhelming only because I thought more this year about quitting than I ever have.  I’ve sat with my husband late at night discussing the local […]

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First Day of School Pics!

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This was our first day of homeschooling – ever – 4 years ago! The beginning of our journey!   Alexander was beginning Kindergarten and Alexis began Preschool. Then we moved to a new home and began Kindergarten and 1st grade!      Then last year was our 3rd year of homeschooling.  (previously our children did virtual school – as you may note the computers. But now we use a new curriculum and they attend a class with other homeschoolers once a week.) This was 1st and 2nd grade.            And then this past Tuesday – our 2012-2013 […]

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My 2012-2013 Homeschool Curriculum& WLWW Link-Up Party!

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   We are really excited to get back to homeschooling!  This year Alexis enters 2nd grade and Alexander enters 3rd grade and Grandpa will be joining us again on Fridays to homeschool for 4 hours – 3 cheers for the world’s greatest Dad (besides my husband of course  ! ) To prepare for our new school year, this week we have been attending Classical Conversation’s Practicum which is a learning camp for kids and a training camp for moms.      We will once again be attending a local Classical Conversations class on Tuesdays.   To go along with the Classical Conversations Curriculum we […]

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Our Homeschool Room, Activities & WLWW Link-Up Party!

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I’ve had many emails asking me for more details about how we homeschool, how we get socialization in and more! So yesterday I shared our curriculum and Classical Conversations homeschool group pictures and today here’s a picture gallery from our year! Our Homeschool Room – it’s a wee bit messy – but you get the idea ! Sometimes we work in the school room but many times we work at the kitchen table or at the kitchen desk where it’s easier for me to assist the kids while getting some of my housework done . And sometimes the kids work […]

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Our 3rd Year of Homeschooling Using Classical Conversations

First Day Of School Jitters!

Last August we embarked on a new homeschooling journey.  For our first 2 years of homeschooling we used a curriculum called K12.  But then we heard of this amazing group of homeschoolers in our area that meets weekly – and they were doing a curriculum called Classical Conversations .  After looking over the curriculum – we were excited to join!   Every Tuesday for 24 weeks my children attended this class from 9am-12pm.  All of the mothers attend and stay with their children. Some of the subjects we covered in class were history, geography, latin, math, grammar, anatomy, geomotry, music, art, and science. Each week all the students […]

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Our First Day of School Pictures

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We started out with a Daddy Donut Day!   Then took pictures holding up the grade level we are in!    Then we put our backpacks on and headed to our new homeschool class called Classical Conversations – which we will be attending one day a week! (for details about this class – I wrote about it here) Here are the kids outside their new classroom. We meet at a local church.  There were first day butterflies that quickly subsided once class began.  Here they are with the entire group during opening session. They start out with pledges and then family presentations.  Alexis volunteered […]

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WLW Link-Up Party and My Top 3!

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 Today I thought I’d post 3 links to homeschool rooms – I’ve been looking at them for inspiration!  Mine is not done yet – but when it is I’ll take pictures and share it with you :)!  1. The picture above is the school room of Erica from Confessions of a Homeschooler!  Oh to be this organized!  Wowsa!  Click the link to see more pictures of her amazing room! 2.  This picture above is from Mama Hall’s  organized School Room!  I have met Mama Hall twice at conferences and this girl loves the Lord and loves her kiddos.  This organizational chart is so cool!  It covers […]

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My 2011 Schedules for Cleaning, Meals and School

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I recognize that not everyone enjoys living life on a schedule.  God has made us all unique with different personalities and preferences.  I personally thrive on a schedule as does the rest of my family.  But if this sort of thing makes you gag lol!  know that God made you differently for his purposes and that is what makes the body of Christ beautiful!   My inspiration for my schedules is the Proverbs 31 woman.  Proverbs 31:27 says, “She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idlenss.”  My schedule helps me to watch over all […]

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