Homeschooling 101 | All About Copywork

Believe it or not, I didn’t use copywork until we had already been #homeschooling for several years. I had heard of it, but I never understand not only what an asset it can be, but how much it can simplify your #homeschool routine.

If you’ve either never heard of or never used copywork, then this video is for you.

Using Charlotte Mason in Our Relaxed Homeschool

I often describe our #homeschool as relaxed with a bit of #unschooling, unit studies, and Charlotte Mason methods. While I’ve spent a ton of time addressing the unit study and unschooling aspects, I realized that I was all but ignoring the method that seems to have influenced the bulk of what we do – #charlottemason. It’s time to fix that oversight.

Homeschooling 101: Notebooking Loops

Back when I was making all those notebooking videos, several people asked how I was able to fit so many notebooking styles into our day while only having my kids do one (rarely two) notebooking pages a day.

Easy! The answer to that is… a notebooking loop!

Notebooking 101: Copywork FAQs

Of all the types of notebooking techniques out there, copywork is, by far, the easiest one to explain how to do.

The problem is, it’s the why that seems to take the most time to describe.

Because of that, I decided to stray a bit from my most recent Notebooking 101 format, which consisted simply of clarifying how to get started. Instead, today I’ll be tackling some Copywork FAQs, such as:

  • What is copywork?
  • When should we start doing copywork?
  • Why should we do copywork?
  • How do you even do copywork?

Shall we begin?  Continue reading “Notebooking 101: Copywork FAQs”

Our 2017/2018 Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum for 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Grade

I’ll be homeschooling nine kids this year. That may sound like a lot, but it’s actually one less than last year since my oldest daughter became my first homeschool graduate.

Sniff.

As stressful as people think that may sound, it truly isn’t as chaotic as people think. Busy? Sure. I’d be worried about any homeschool that wasn’t busy. But believe it or not, homeschooling is actually pleasurable for me.  Continue reading “Our 2017/2018 Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum for 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Grade”