All right, everyone! I’ve done a @funschoolingbooks unboxing video and a couple flip-through videos, but today I posted our first actual review on my YouTube channel.
My 14- and 15-year-old daughters have been working in their (respective) DIY Minecraft and Animal Lover’s journals for a few months now, so I felt we finally had enough time invested that I could share our thoughts about them.
Welp, I did it again. I went and got MORE @funschoolingbooks journals. This time, I got Fun-Schooling Math for Minecrafters for my five youngest.
They’ll be using this as a fun supplement to their main math programs (some use CTCMath, some use Abeka), and they are so excited about it. I did tell them that they have to finish their morning basket drill books first, and then they can start these, so now they’re looking at these as rewards.
Since these are so different from the typical math workbook (and since Fun-schooling books are my new obsession), I decided to record a quick flip-through so others can see if they’d be a good fit for their families.
Last week, I announced that there will be some changes in our homeschool. This is the first week we started implementing them, and so far, so good.
Today on my channel I shared all the new resources I’ve been so excited to use.
I mentioned last week in a video that we’re changing things up in our homeschool. One of the things we’re doing differently is notebooking. Instead of our typical notebooking loop, all of my kids will have a Funschooling journal. They’re such a hit with my teens that I couldn’t resist.
Today on my channel, I did a flip-through of the Funschooling journals my littles and middles will be using.
Although we have been a notebooking family for quite some time, up until this point, we’ve never tried the Funschooling journals that so many people recommended to us.
A couple weeks ago, @funschooling.adventures shared a giveaway, which I entered and WON! Yesterday my package arrived, and I impatiently waited to open it all day so that I could do it with you in an UNBOXING video!
Head over to my channel today to see my first impressions of the journals and for a detailed flip-through. 😊
When I was growing up, I hated history. I hated everything about it: the boring textbooks, the required memorization of dates and other (what I thought was) useless trivia, the multiple choice tests that were easy to ace but served no purpose when it came to retention, and the boring documentaries accompanied by worksheets designed to make sure we were paying attention.
Yup. It was awful. Continue reading “Bring Ancient History to Life with Beautiful Feet Books”
Hi, my name is Shelly, and I homeschool eight kids.
Do I have your attention now? I’m going to admit, as a mom of eleven, eight isn’t really all that difficult to handle. I mean it! After graduating my three oldest, I finally feel like I’ve got the hang of this homeschooling thing. You see, if I had to choose one word to describe my home education philosophy it would be this:
Believe me, it didn’t start out that way. We ended up here by sheer necessity, and praise God we did.
Continue reading “CTCMath Is a MUST for Your Relaxed Homeschool”
It’s that time of year again…. curriculum time! Admit it, you feel just a little giddy planning for your next homeschool year, too. 😉
Like this year, next year I’ll be homeschooling eight kids – 1st, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, and 12th. At one point I was homeschooling ten, so I’m getting there! One thing I’ve learned over these ten years of homeschooling is that our curriculum choices aren’t set in stone.
They just aren’t.
I refuse to allow myself and my children to get caught up in trying to make our homeschool fit our curriculum, rather than the other way around.
With that being said, I’m going to share with you the resources we’ve chosen for next year. Before I start, though, I’m going to make one thing clear:
Continue reading “2019/2020 Homeschool Curriculum for 8 Kids”
What do relaxed homeschooling, ADHD, public school, and Konos all have in common?? They were all topics on my YouTube channel, “There’s No Place Like Home,” this week.
Several days ago – before I was hit hard by a serious case of the flu – I came up with the idea of sharing a weekly Friday night post with my readers showcasing the YouTube videos I had published throughout the week. (I sure am saying “week” a lot. Bear with me!)
You see, if there’s one thing I’m not good at, it’s social media. I hate it. The problem with that is that, consequently, I never really seem to follow through with letting my peeps know what I’ve been up to on my channel.
So here’s what I’m going to do: every Friday night, I’ll publish a short post with links to any videos I published that week (there it is again!) plus one link to an older video that you may have missed. If you find yourself looking for weekend homeschool encouragement, advice, or a productive way to veg out, my videos may be just what you’re looking for. 🙂 Continue reading “Introducing “This Week on There’s No Place Like Home””
When it comes to homeschooling, it would be putting it mildly to say that I’m pretty transparent. Take curriculum, for example. When I find a resource that really works for our family, I can barely contain my excitement.
(This post contains affiliate links.)
Very often, that excitement is short-lived. Since our homeschool is constantly evolving, so is our curriculum. However, for us there have been two curriculums we’ve used for years that have been a constant source of inspiration:
Konos and Beautiful Feet Books.
Both of these resources are spectacular standing alone, but used together they create the perfect combination of learning approaches for my children.
Here’s how we do it. Continue reading “Konos and Beautiful Feet Books: The Perfect Combination”