The Homeschool Graduation Ceremony; How to Graduate Your Homeschool Child Part 2

Believe it or not, planning the homeschool graduation ceremony was the hardest part of graduating our daughter.  That is both because actually graduating her was quite easy, AND because planning the ceremony had more decisions to make. Actually… the *hardest* part was doing both of those at the same time, which is the major drawback to graduating in December. But I digress.  The Texas homeschool graduation ceremony, like everything else, has no requirements. In fact, you don’t even have to have a ceremony at all. (And some don’t!) We personally know homeschoolers who have opted for a formal ceremony, a

Used Homeschool Curriculum for Sale! K-6th

Used Homeschool Curriculum, Books, and Other Materials One of the trends I’ve noticed in homeschooling is the acquisition of lots of STUFF. We try different books, different methods, our kids have different needs, then they outgrow them… and we need to try to find a way to pass on these great but no longer necessary items. And let me tell you, I have a lot of great but no longer necessary items!! So if you see something here you’d like, then here’s the deal: I’ll send everything you want for the prices listed here, anywhere in the Unites States with

Homeschooling High School

When my oldest daughter was almost three, we started thinking about homeschooling. My husband had some experience with homeschool; we had many friends who intended or already were homeschooling. I had some college under my belt for elementary education, thinking that God was calling me to teach (but not really having a specific plan for that.) My happy, chubby-cheeked, golden-curled toddler was well behaved, curious and delightfully obedient. I wasn’t worried about whether or not she would be a good student. Myself on the other hand… I was near delivery with our second child and not very well self-disciplined. I

5 Curriculum Tips I’d Give Myself Of The Past

  If you could send a note back through time, what would you tell the “new homeschool mom” you?What would you specifically tell yourself about your curriculum choices? So much of the first few years (or five or seven) is about finding the right curriculum fit for your family. Wouldn’t it have been nice to find the right fit right off the bat? (Were you one of the lucky ones that did?) I look back over the years to see what we began with and look at what we’re using now and– I see nothing that’s the same. =) That’s

Swan Lake Unit Study with Maestro Classics (Giveaway)

I have two girly girls. Girls who have each dreamed of being a ballerina, danced in tutus around the house, and sat through every minute of “Barbie’s Swan Lake” more times than we can count. We’ve never actually been to the ballet, though we would like to go. And we’ve heard excerpts at various symphony performances, but we’ve never listened to the entire Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky. Of course, there’s a big difference between BARBIE’S Swan Lake and THE Swan Lake. (We didn’t know how it really ends!) Reviewing the Swan Lake CD by Maestro Classics has turned out to

10 Kids Magazine Subscriptions

Are magazines “old school” now? Perhaps, in some ways, yes. But, aside from online shopping, the internet still can’t provide the joy of finding something fun in your mailbox. The kids love getting things in the mail (and who can blame them – none of the bills have their names on them.) 😉 The kids’ were first introduced to the world of magazines several years ago when my mom bought the kids an annual subscription to ZooBooks. We’ve had a couple others over the past few years and I’ve decided that magazines are something I want to spend some school