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


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?   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.

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


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


Whatever the culture, look at its great leaders and you will almost always find that they were guided by at least one outstanding mentor and made a lifetime study of classic works."
(p37)

Read more about Thomas Jefferson Education


If you can only do one thing with your kids ... read aloud every day.

Recommendations here.


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

Curriculum

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

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 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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