HOW DO WE
Homeschooling, for us, is a way of life and we have realized
learning happens each and every
minute of the day.
why we homeschool our children year round!
We do take breaks here and there as the needs arise.
It is nice to be able to take off on the spur of the moment!
Meaning that we use a little bit of
However, we use
our main unit study curriculum
when I am not preparing my own
Devotion time is a "natural" part of our schooling.
What do we
To learn a little about us and our belief go to
God Is One
also to "There is a
researching subjects and having fun with books.
My children do a
lot of copywork.
This means that at times we read a book together
I have them copy paragraphs or sentences from the book.
At other times, I may have them do a dictation on what they have
We try to do this with any subject. So if the book covers History
the children will have covered part of History and
done some English too.
the children use a canned curriculum. That's a curriculum
the work laid out! You don't have to do much but you need to
the work and see if your child understands the concepts.
nothing wrong with this at all. I feel more secure using an
already made curriculum for math as I want to ensure that *all
bases* are covered.
Two of my children use Making Math Meaningful, while my
youngest daughter uses Miquon, the Cuisenaire Rods and the 100
Most of the other subjects are done as a unit study as much as
For example, if we were reading a biography the children
about the background of the person (history) and the
the story is taking place (geography).
To this, we
would pick a specific subject from the book and
do a science
project. Again, we would add to that and
do some more research that
could carry on to other
subjects of learning such as home-economic, social studies, arts...
unit study can be a never-ending subject!! It is a pyramid
out on a subject and keep building on it. It can be as deep
superficial as you want it to be. I have provided a few
could do a unit study on almost anything.
You may want to try the units I put together. Here they
hope that this gives you an idea of what we do in our homeschool.
not a perfect family but we try to stick to a schedule.
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