Tea Time Tuesdays

Join us each week for Tea Time Tuesdays!

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and I am dreaming of our upcoming homeschool year. Like most homeschool mamas at this time of the year I have been busy setting goals, finalizing curriculum choices, and organizing our school room. During this process I realized that every year I say I am going to get my children into the kitchen more, but I never seem to follow through. This year that is going to change! Every Tuesday my kiddos will be in charge or preparing food and setting our table for Tea Time Tuesdays. Continue reading “Tea Time Tuesdays”

Easy Grammar Review

Brace yourself….
This may be the first negative review of Easy Grammar you have read!

I have used this program two different times now, and I will never use it again. My children are not typically complainers when it comes to school, but Kenten and Julia spent MOST of this past year complaining about their grammar work. Continue reading “Easy Grammar Review”

What Is Your Homeschool Style?

Do you know what your homeschool style is?

I recently was asked what style we follow, and as usual I had a hard time answering this. I know that we take a literature approach for the majority of our work, but like many homeschoolers we fluctuate our method depending on the situation. If I had to pick a style to label our family I would say we follow the Charlotte Mason style and supplement with unit studies. I thought it would be fun to take an online quiz to see how well I know myself and our style. After a quick Google search I found this quiz, and it I think it is pretty accurate (at least for me).

My Results:
Score for Charlotte Mason: 17
Score for Classical Education: 17
Score for Montessori Education: 15
Score for Project-Based Learning: 0
Score for Reggio-Inspired: 12
Score for Thomas Jefferson Education: 14
Score for Traditional Education: -3
Score for Unit Studies Approach: 17
Score for Unschooling Approach: 6
Score for Waldorf Education: 8

As you can see my top three styles were Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Unit Studies Approach. I have never considered myself a classical educator, but after seeing my results and thinking about it I realized it is true to an extent. As with any method we make any adjustments necessary to keep our children’s education strictly secular. Do you know your homeschooling style? Head on over to Eclectic Homeschooling and take the quiz today! I would love to see your top three and if you think they truly fit your style.

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#NoGuilt

This summer I had big plans to get ahead on EVERYTHING, but life got in the way…

I have been sick more often than not for the last few months. Every time I start feeling better some other kind of germ smuggles into my life. On top of our day to day life, I have been trying to get ahead with preparations for the partnership classes I will be teaching in the fall, making curriculum decisions for my children, and cleaning out our school room for the upcoming year (which is no easy task since we still use it daily). Life decided to give me an extra kick in the butt last week. Not only is our pool heater broken, but my trusty Macbook died. AHHHH! It truly was just a rotten week, so I decided to step back and take some time to recover. Continue reading “#NoGuilt”

Social Media Recipe

Have you heard of IFTTT?

When I decided to start blogging again my husband told me about this amazing program that helps you “do more with less effort”! In the past I would go to each social media site I wanted to share my blog post on and make a new post. IFTTT allows me to simply write a blog post, and then it shares it to all the social media accounts I requested. Continue reading “Social Media Recipe”