I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy checking out what other people are using for their homeschool curriculum. It’s like a little glimpse into other possibilities. I like seeing what material choices they’ve made and how they’re combining it all up. Sometimes it helps me to learn about materials I haven’t heard of and other times, I just like to see how other people are doing this whole homeschooling thing.
Of course, if you get too stressed out by that kind of thing, just remember that your crayons may not be the same color as your crayons, and they don’t need to be.
With that being said, I would love to share with you what the homeschool writers here at Real Life at Home are using this year. I love it each year when I ask them for links to the posts on their blogs about what they’re using and then the links start rolling in from them. It reminds me what a diverse group of homeschoolers I have writing here. It makes me happy.
2014/2015 Curriculum Plans of the Real Life at Home Homeschool Writers
I shared our eclectic homeschooling plans for our 8th and 9th graders. (Our 4th grader is off to school again this year.)
Jen has a large family and uses a relaxed Classical approach with a bit of Charlotte Mason sprinkled in. Her children are in the following grades for the year: 8th, 6th, 5th, 2 in 1st/2nd, 2nd.
Jamie enjoys a relaxed interest-led style of home education, influenced by the ideas of Charlotte Mason and the model of Leadership Education. She has an elementary school plan, as well as a high school plan (with an ocean focus).
Lauren uses a classical approach with unit studies added in to the plan as well. She has students in preschool, kindergarten, second grade, and fourth grade this year.
Dianna uses what she calls a “relaxed Classical” approach in her homeschool. She has a third grader, kindergarten twins, and one doing tot school, plus she’s juggling life with a new baby.
Speaking of the awesome homeschool writers here at Real Life at Home: If you’re a blogger with strong writing skills and would love to reach new readers by writing monthly here at Real Life at Home, feel free to drop me (Angie) an email. I am interested in adding a couple new writers to our wonderful group.
So, back to curriculum – what are you using this year for your homeschooling? Feel free to tell us about it in the comments or leave a link to your own post about it.
|Angie, a domestically challenged nerd and mom of three very fun kids, is the founder of Real Life at Home, the combined home of the former sites Many Little Blessings, The Homeschool Classroom, Catholic Printables Online, and Catholic Mothers Online. Angie also listens to music every chance she gets, writes eBooks, loves Pinterest, documents the little moments in life on Instagram, and occasionally sleeps.|
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