You can Home school ... Let's Share the Journey!

My Goal is to help you design your homeschool!

There's not one 'right' way to do it ...

It's your family, so - Design it YOUR way!

My role:

To guide you through the design process.

To show you diversity in homeschool approaches.

To present you with possibilities.

To help you locate resources.

To give you courage to be unique as you educate your family ...

We are "Shaping individuals."

Every family is different. What is so great about homeschooling is that you can design your own home school approach to learning by writing a tailor made program to fit your children's needs, abilities and personalities. As a family, you can decide what is important, what educational goals to pursue and how to go about it. Imagine developing your own individual home school approach that reflects these goals, complements your lifestyle and is based on your own decisions, not someone else's. 

Let me help you Design Your Homeschool in your own unique way. 

I know when you are in the thick of homeschooling – teaching little ones to read and write with young ones hanging on your knee and over your shoulder, it is hard to step back and trust that God has all this in hand and has a plan.

Read about Homeschooling and Trust

How do I start to home school?   Begin Here:

Firstly, we must begin with our Foundations. As you can see in the chart to the right, the Foundation is the starting point for everything else. It contains the overarching reason to the questions of why you teach and what you teach. You may be tempted just to copy what someone else has done .. but remind yourself of the beauty of home education - we can personalize and individualize their education.

The purpose of design-your-homeschool is to help you discover what will work in your family. With more than 20 years research and experience and still homeschooling three children, this site is a living document. It is written as a guide - a step by step guide to home schooling, analysing homeschooling approaches, outlining how to teach different subjects and helping you design your curriculum within each home school approach. It is written to new homeschoolers and to those who need encouragement and fresh ideas.

We all need to stop at times and ask, "Why am I doing this? Is this the best way?"

Know WHY you do, WHAT you do!

Find out more about How to Start Homeschooling

Snippets of what you'll find on my site:

Choosing Curriculum

Remember that when you are choosing your home school curriculum, you are the Master and the curriculum you may choose to buy, must be the slave.  

More Guidelines for Choosing Homeschool Curriulum

Guarantee a Love of Learning with History Living Books

Recommended Resources for these Historical Time Periods:

New Pages to help you create your Renaissance & Reformation Study

Teacher Resources

Hands On Projects


Living Books

More on Homeschool Organization 

If we can't use suggestion, affection or influence to motivate children to learn, what can we use? Three things: atmosphere, discipline and life. CM

Read more about Charlotte Mason Education here.

Cool Science Experiments the kids will love

Language Arts Lessons

10 Easy Steps to Create your own Language Arts Lessons 

Learning Language arts through literature is about using literature as a base to teach handwriting, spelling, writing techniques, grammar and punctuation. This is done by selecting a model of excellent literature and drawing all the language arts from this.  More about teaching and learning language arts through literature.

Language Arts Lessons with Aesop's Fables

Teach Language Arts by creating Lesson Plans based on a Fable.  

More about the Ten Day Outline to teaching literature through Aesop's Fables.

Creative Writing Prompts

Here are some Narration Starters which you can use as creative writing prompts. Remember these can be used for both oral and written narrations. Check out the ton of Creative writing Ideas here.

Not sure what to do next - 
Learn how to work through my site.  Go to the  Homeschooling Guide

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