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Homeschool Through High School & Beyond: One Family’s Journey

Words by: Pat Fenner When we started homeschooling “back in the day,” my plan was to educate the kiddos all the way… to high school. Then, we’d enroll them back in the system that could teach them all the upper-level maths and sciences, and, well, you know, the stuff that “the professionals” need to teach; stuff I thought I couldn’t handle. Except, by the time our kids - all five of them - reached the high school years, I realized...

Is Your Homeschooled Child Learning? Ask This Simple Question

Words by: Chelsea Silva Between my life as a homeschool student and a homeschool parent (albeit a brand new one,) I started a career as a public school elementary teacher. As a new teacher, I tended to focus on the information my students could repeat back: math facts, spelling lists, sight words, and the like. But when the school switched to a Singapore-style math curriculum, I finally learned to go a little deeper and to do that I only had to...

How to Homeschool Multiple Children Using One Curriculum

Words by: Heather Esterday We make artificial distinctions based on age because that is what the public school model shows us. Homeschoolers are not immune to this.  Eight years ago, I planned to use the classical homeschooling four-year history rotation, tackling Ancients, Medieval, Early Modern, and Modern. The plan worked well until my second kid started school, and I realized that teaching two levels of history simultaneously was...