Ready, Set, Go!

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We start the new school year next week. I know. It’s early. Two weeks earlier than our local public school district. There are many reasons why we start now.


Enjoy summer and hydrangeas while they last.

First, we need 30 weeks of instruction until the nationally standardized test they take in March of 2021. I add Christmas break, Thanksgiving break, sick days, and count back to a date in early August. Continue reading »

Homeschool Planners

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Homeschool planners come in many forms, shapes, and sizes. Every homeschooler is different, so it only follows that every homeschool planner can take different forms to fit everybody’s needs.

Homeschool Planner

My homeschool planner this year: a colorful binder I fill with pages gradually.

I have tried a few over the years and have found them wanting in different ways. Finally, this year, I decided to make my own. I wanted it to show both children on one page, for their individual subjects, but also with room for the subjects we do together.

Here are four steps to find your perfect planner for the next school year:

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