My husband and I both grew up homeschooled and now are homeschooling our five children.
We homeschool classically; that is, we believe education is a training in Truth, Goodness, and Beauty. Education encompasses all of life and not only the work on a checklist or what we do from breakfast-lunch in the mornings. More than studying Latin and literature (which we do), classical education is about pursuing it all in order to grow in virtue.
What is this project we’ve undertaken?
- Virtue as the Goal of Education
- 3 Components of Classical Education That Won’t Show Up on a Transcript
- What does classical education mean?
- Defining Education
- Allowing the Process of Learning
- Open Doors
What We Use
- Latin for Children
- Beautiful Handwriting for Children
- TATRAS phonics
- Sequential Spelling
- Covenantal Catechism
- Geography Songs
- nature journaling and commonplacing
- homemade Circle Time Binders
- and lots and lots of books.
Real-Life Homeschooling Days
- 2014: Classical Homeschooling in Our Home
- 2014: A peek into average school days at our house
- 2014: Managing Chaos: When Routines Meet Real Life
- 2013: My Year-Round Schedule in Real Life
- 2013: Our Real-Life “Organized” Homeschool This Week
- 2012: Real Life
- 2011: A Typical Day
Circle Time Information
Some people call it Morning Time, some people call it Basket Time, some people call it Circle Time. It is a time we all gather round the table together to focus on truly soul-shaping, relationship-forming practices. It is as good for myself as it is for the children.
- How to Start Circle Time
- What Is Circle Time?
- Circle Time As Lectio Divina
- Memory Work Binders How-To
- Circle Time Moments
- Our Hymns & Psalms List
- Scripture Memory Work Index
- More Memory Work Content
Organization & Practicalities
- 31 Days of Homeschool Lists
- Real-Life Homeschool Organization
- A Quick Fix for Well-Loved and Well-Worn Books
- Homeschool Planning Series, introduction & index
- Creating a Year-Round Homeschool Schedule
- Making a Convivial Home: Tea Time
- Organization Tutorial: Memory Work Binders