Curriculum

What we are using for 9th grade

(This post contains affiliate links that help to support this blog.) This is our eighth year homeschooling, but our very first year to have a high school student. I have to admit I am a little giddy because as a former high school science teacher, I am pretty psyched to teach upper level classes again,… Continue reading What we are using for 9th grade

Curriculum · Daily schedule

What we are using for 8th grade this year

(This post contains links, some of which help support this blog.) This is the second year in a row that we are homeschooling eighth grade. My oldest daughter is in ninth this year. We kept most of what we used with her to use with our middle daughter this year. For English Language Arts, we… Continue reading What we are using for 8th grade this year

Curriculum · Social Studies

Using The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3 for elementary, middle, and high school

(This post contains links. Some are just links to cool resources that I like and use, and I receive no compensation for sharing them. Purchases made through the links to my Teachers Pay Teachers store do help to support this blog. Thank you!) For the past two years, we have used The Good and the… Continue reading Using The Good and the Beautiful History Year 3 for elementary, middle, and high school

Curriculum

What we are using for 5th grade this year

This will be my third time to teach fifth grade in homeschool. It is bittersweet that my youngest is starting her last year in elementary school the same year that my middle is going into her last year in middle and my oldest is starting her first year of high school. We have been using… Continue reading What we are using for 5th grade this year

Curriculum · Science

Planning for Apologia Biology

(The included Amazon links are affiliate links and some of the TeachersPayTeachers.com links are to products in my store. If you use the links to make a purchase, you help to support this blog. Thank you!) My oldest child will be starting ninth grade in a few weeks. She will be our first high school… Continue reading Planning for Apologia Biology

Curriculum · Daily schedule

Homeschool Year Calendar Planning

I usually start planning our next school year early in the spring. I'm just one of those Type-A homeschool moms who gets a thrill out of the planning part. (Until reality sets in, of course, that I cannot do ALL of things I want to. Then, I start scaling back and thinking about my actual… Continue reading Homeschool Year Calendar Planning

Curriculum · Teacher Pay Teacher Store

End of Year Report Cards

We wrapped up our 2020-2021 school year with my oldest kid graduating from eight grade last Friday. Even though we are not required by Texas to keep records, I do keep numerical grades for math and English language arts, as well as attendance records. My kids get a kick out of getting report cards at… Continue reading End of Year Report Cards

Curriculum

I finally made my binding machine dreams come true

(The included Amazon links are affiliate links. If you use the links to make a purchase, you help to support this blog. Thank you!) Once we started homeschooling, we began taking stacks of printed pages to local print shops or office supply stores to have them bound into spiral books. Through the years, I have… Continue reading I finally made my binding machine dreams come true

Curriculum

Things to Consider When Shopping for Curriculum

No matter whether you are new to homeschooling or a seasoned pro, there is a period of every year when the homeschooling parent must look forward to the next school year. Deciding on curriculum can be a daunting task. There are so many options: textbooks, living books, workbooks, video lessons, teacher-led, co-op led, etc. First,… Continue reading Things to Consider When Shopping for Curriculum

Curriculum · Science · Teacher Pay Teacher Store

Creating Additions to the Kingdoms and Classification Science Unit from The Good and the Beautiful

Prior to homeschooling, I was a middle and high school science teacher. Creating my own "stuff" to go along with science lessons is just what I do. I came up with a few additions to go along with the science unit we just started, Kingdoms and Classification by The Good and the Beautiful. The unit… Continue reading Creating Additions to the Kingdoms and Classification Science Unit from The Good and the Beautiful