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.

Math

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

Bible

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

History

The best way to learn history is through many books.

Language Arts

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

Science

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

Latin

Latin is brain exercise, like math with language.

Geography

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

2018-2019

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

2017-2018

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

2016-2017

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

2015-2016

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

2014-2015

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

2013-2014

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

2012-2013

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.