How we use Story of the World with multiple grades {win a FULL SET of activity pages!}

I have been using Story of the World as our history curriculum ever since I started homeschooling… about 8 years ago now! I absolutely love how comprehensive it is. At least half of the stuff in there is completely new to me, never even touched on by my own sub-par public school education! Over the years, my teaching methods for SOTW have changed. When I first started with young elementary students, I basically just read the stories and they would color the coloring pages. As they approached older elementary, we added in more interactive experiments and map work and activities and field trips. Meandering into Read More


2016 Curriculum Roundup: Group Subjects

Yesterday I shared with you all of the books & curriculum we are using with our kids for the subjects they do individually — on their own. Today, I’m going to tell you what we’re doing this year in our group subjects! These are always a lot more fun, and the kids enjoy them more! Our Schedule Before I tell you what we’re learning, I wanted to give you a quick rundown on what a typical school day looks like (excluding #FieldTripWednesday): 6:30 – I get up and start getting my stuff done (devotions, online stuff) 7:15 – I wake up kids to get showered and breakfast Read More


Our 2015 Curriculum Roundup – GROUP SUBJECTS

Yesterday I told you about how I plan my school year. Over the next few posts, I’m going to show you exactly which books we’re using for each subject! Let’s start with the group subjects. I teach these subjects to all my kids together. I tailor the work to each individual’s grade level. For example, my kindergartener might have to trace a few key vocabulary words, my 2nd grader writes a sentence, and my 4th grader writes a paragraph. These are our group subjects and the curricula we are using this year: Science This year in science we are doing animals! We are going to start Read More