How do you homeschool?
I would be considered an eclectic homeschooler. I pull together a little of this and a little of that instead of using a boxed curriculum. Come back Friday to hear more about that!
We do not follow a schedule for school, but we do have a routine. I hear some of you asking ‘What’s the difference?’. A schedule is doing certain things at certain times – a routine is a pattern of doing things, but not necessarily at the same time every day. It all still gets done, but maybe we had a late night with our youth group the night before & sit around on the couch looking at each other until 10 a.m. Or maybe it’s a beautiful, breezy, non-100 degree morning and the kids are actually asking to go outside. Or maybe there’s something really good on Rachael Ray that morning – I’m kidding, just wanted to see if you were paying attention!
I try to buy most of our curriculum used if I can. Here are some great swap boards to browse:
Vegsource the best in my opinion
If you have a Half Price Books in your area, that is a great source too. Check thrift stores for cheap readers, workbooks, and toys. I’ve found many Discovery Toys for under $5, including one of these still sealed in the bag. My latest find was something I’ve wanted for a long time & I paid less than $3.
My kids keep a Nature Journal using pages I find on the internet. I can’t imagine schooling without the internet – I use it every day! My friends call me the Link Queen & they don’t waste time looking for anything – they know I’ll have a link for it LOL! I will be sharing TONS of great school links over the next few weeks, so check back in. Here are my nature notebook links:
Visit Back to Homeschool Week, hosted by Randi, to read more or play along.