Homeschool 101: Kindergarten (K5) curriculum

It’s Time for Kindergarten I love kindergarten. It’s my favorite year to teach. As the first year of school, Kindergarten captures so many firsts, just like the first year of life has all the milestones. I love seeing the joy of discovery on my children’s faces. We celebrate every new…

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Homeschool 101: Junior Kindergarten aka K4

Skip Junior Kindergarten? I don’t normally do a Junior Kindergarten year, but for darling #5, her preschool year wasn’t enough to get her ready for my usual Kindergarten program. So this year, she will be doing a junior kindergarten year. Junior kindergarten or K4 is meant for 4 year olds…

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Homeschool 101: Preschool at home

Starting Preschool Preschool, for us, starts somewhere after their 3rd birthday, whenever we start school for the year, that year. My oldest was 3 in December, so we started school in January. When my 3rd was 3 in March, she started with us in September. My 4th was 3 in…

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Homeschool 101: Curriculum shopping

There are many homeschool curriculum choices. It would be impossible to list every single option for homeschooling curriculum.  As homeschooling has grown, so have the amount of choices.  It’s very easy to get overwhelmed.  Which program is best? Which one gives me the best value for my money?  Are there…

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Homeschool 101: Moving while homeschooling

Moving isn’t always pleasant. I’ve done variations of major and minor moves, on average, of twice a year since I moved out of my parents’ home. I have moved with the clothes in a suitcase, and I’ve downsized a 4 bedroom house with 5 children. Moving is not the most…

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Homeschool 101: Find a homeschool conference near you!

Going to a conference Homeschool conventions are great places to go no matter what stage of homeschooling you’re at.  The information and workshops, the support and networking and the chance to check out curriculum options are invaluable. Veteran homeschoolers will love the ability to catch up with old friends, and…

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Homeschool 101: What to expect at a homeschool convention

It’s homeschool convention season! March to June isn’t just spring here in North America, but its also homeschool convention season. If you’ve never gone to one, it can be a bit overwhelming. And if it’s been a while, this post will refresh your memory. Here’s a quick guide on what…

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Homeschool 101: Homeschool Convention – Should you go?

 A sign of spring for homeschoolers: conventions Tis the season of homeschool conventions and conferences. If you’re active on social media at all, you’ve probably gotten emails about conventions. You’ve probably seen posts on Facebook.  And you may have received event invitations or reminders about your local, state or national…

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