Of first importance: Morning Time

What we study in the elementary years

"Classical Education in Our Home"
Click the box to find posts specifically about each subject in our home through the years.


So far all 5 of our children have used and thrived with Math-U-See


In addition to Morning Time & personal reading, we instruct our children in biblical history & doctrine.


The best way to learn history is through many books.

Language Arts

Grammar, spelling, and writing are essential studies in a classical education.


Science in the elementary years must focus on cultivating interest and wonder.


Latin is brain exercise, like math with language.


Geography can be low-key and integrated into history & science.

Free Reading

If there's not time, space, or inclination for free reading, children (and adults) are not students or learners.

Our Mini Co-op: Elementary Lessons

Find all the plans and posts related to Elementary Lessons here.

Teaching Character

Browse all the archives about homeschooling elementary aged students


In 2018, my oldest will be in 10th grade and my youngest in K1. Check back for these plans in June 2018.


In 2017, my oldest started high school and my youngest started phonics. Click here to see our plans for this year.


In 2016, we had an 8th, 6th, 3rd, & 1st grader, plus a toddler. Click here to see our plans for that year.


In 2015, we had a 7th, 5th, 2nd, & K1, plus a toddler.


In 2014, we had a 6th, 4th, 1st, PreK, and infant. Click here to see our plans for this year.


In 2013, we had an 5th, 3rd, K1, & PreK, plus a baby. Click here to see our plans for that year.


In 2012, we had a 4th, 2nd, PreK, toddler, and newborn.

Our Calendar

Find out more about our year-round homeschool schedule, which we've been using for 10 years.