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Preparing our for our school year

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately thinking our school year and for the next couple of weeks I’ll be getting things together to hopefully have a smooth year. This year I have a 3 year old (preschooler by some standards), a 5th grader (elementary), a 7th grader (jr. high), a 9th and 11th grader (high school) and a college student (who is leaving Friday).
I thought I’d share some thoughts and ideas for schooling over the next couple of weeks. We won’t start our “official” school year until after Labor Day.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are as many ways to homeschool as there are homschoolers. I’ll be sharing what has worked for us in the past but remember these are just my thoughts and opinions. Homeschooling is very personal so feel free to share what works for your family in the comments even if it is completely opposite of what we do. Just do it nicely, please.

In our culture we tend to label people and put them into little boxes. There are many labels we use to describe homeschooling approaches. Let’s see there’s, classical, school in a box, school at home, unschoolers, Charlotte Mason, Montessori, Waldorf, and eclectic…just to name a few. Our family is none of these and yet we have aspects of all of these approaches in our home.

I want to encourage you to throw off  the labels and just do what you believe God is telling you to do in your school and for your children.

If you click on the schooling link on the side bar it will take you to all my homeschooling posts.

Thanks for sharing with your friends!


Saturday 25th of August 2012

Hi! I'm creating a blogroll of blogs that blog (at least occasionally) about homeschooling high school. ( I came across yours today and would LOVE to add it. If you would consider this, could you email me? [email protected]. (Oh, and could you let me know if you have a blog button, too?) Thanks in advance! Blessings...Kerry


Tuesday 21st of August 2012

We started 3 weeks ago. It is going really well so far. We started early due to all the traveling we will be doing this yr. We start our co-op on Sept. 7. I am excited about it. We will be meeting at our house for the time being. Couldn't find anywhere to have it. I am ok with it. Really. LOL. Don't know if I told you, but we will be there the week of Oct.14th. Lord willing we will come to co-op that week. If that is ok. Sorry for the long post. Christy


Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

I'm so excited for you guys. We would love for you to join us at co-op. Paige can sit in on my government class ;-)

Rachel E.

Tuesday 21st of August 2012

God bless as you start up this year as well as send a child off to college.


Wednesday 22nd of August 2012

Thanks, Rachel.