2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum

Our 2016-1017 Homeschool Curriculum

It is November and we are finally finding our homeschool groove.  This homeschool groove seems to be ever-changing but right now we are on a roll.  Last night I realized that I never posted our 2016-2017 homeschool curriculum.  I enjoy writing these posts because they serve as a reference for years to come. These posts are also handy for future […]

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Living & Learning With Love: October & November 2015

We have been having a blast living and learning with love.  It seems that there are so many things going that we have had a hard time finding the time to sit down and do ‘schoolwork’ but THIS is the reason we homeschool.   I am beginning to find peace knowing all that I have […]

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Interest-Led Learning with Structure: Our Children’s Involvement In Their Home Education

It’s that time of year again, time to decide what our we will be learning in the upcoming homeschool year. This is our fifth year homeschooling.  We have attempted many different approaches to how we homeschool. We have been very structured (that lasted about a week), we deschooled, unschooled, and finally found our groove as […]

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Our Homeschool Curriculum (Or Lack Thereof…)

My family lives in a state that is very relaxed in regards to homeschoolers.  We are able to decide for ourselves what we learn about and the manner in which we learn it.  I am so grateful that we have the freedom to create our families learning curriculum.  This year, our homeschool curriculum has a little bit of structure and a […]

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Field Trip Friday: Melbourne Police Station

Alex was super excited about our field trip to the police station.  It is not so much the police that excited him it is the actual physical police station.  He is most interested in the design and layout.  I am sure this has to do with his favorite Lego set ..the police station!  I think he really wanted to […]

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Field Trip Friday: Hutchinson Island (Part 1)

This homeschool field trip was our largest and longest field trip adventure yet! The field trip started out as a trip to the Oceanographic center and then it grew and then grew some more.  As many things in our homeschooling world this field trip didn’t go exactly as planned but sometimes that just makes it all […]

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Field Trip Friday: Post Office

I am really late on this field trip Friday post.  Shane is home and we are all trying to cram as much ‘fun time with daddy’ as we can.  It seems that blogging gets put on the back burner while he is home! Our most recent Friday was a total chill day with our favorite homeschool […]

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Field Trip Friday: McLarty Treasure Museum

We are finishing up learning about pirates….for now.   We visited the Fischer Treasure Museum last week.  This week we visited the McLarty Treasure Museum in Melbourne Beach.  We are very lucky to live on the ‘treasure coast’ of Florida! The McLarty treasure museum is smaller than the Fischer Museum BUT all of the finds that are on display […]

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B Is For Butterfly

We are currently working on our alphabugs lapbook/notebook.  I got the idea online but have been pulling a little bit from here and there to create our pages.  This week we are working on B is for butterfly.  Alex and Ava will both be learning about butterflies and Ava will be working on the letter b. I […]

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A Day In Our Life….

How do you homeschool?  This is a question that I am asked frequently.  My most common answer is that we just learn.  It seems like a simple answer to me but I usually get confused looks  in return.  That is what made me decide to chronicle a day in our homeschooling life, AKA our everyday life.  I can […]

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Remember…Just Breath

I woke up this morning feeling rather overwhelmed.   Laundry mountain was getting really tall.  Toys all over the floor.  Dishes in the sink (I cannot stand this).  Schoolwork to be done.  I had about 60 pieces of clothes on the table to take photos of so I could list them online once the kids go to be tonight.  Yes, overwhelmed […]

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2011-2012 Curriculum

1/30/12 **I have to say that our ‘curriculum’ is under construction….I am dabbling in unschooling also known as  interest-led learning.  We are still working on Horizons Math and I have slowed down quite a bit on reading because I think Alex needs a little more time.  He is currently choosing what he wants to learn for our Unit Studies.  He […]

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Back to school after winter break

I have now lost track of how many weeks we have been ‘officially’ homeschooling and I suppose this is a good thing.  It has certainly become of our lifestyle.  We live it everyday.  I continue to try to make all of or experiences a learning experience.  It really isn’t too difficult.  You just have to find a way to […]