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

English Language Arts

Self-Directed Reading Lists

Every year, I start with the best intents of having well researched reading lists for the girls for their daily independent reading time. I have book lists from Mensa Kids, Read Aloud Revival, The Good and the Beautiful, etc. What usually happens is about this time of year, after Christmas when we are still trying… Continue reading Self-Directed Reading Lists

Daily schedule · Uncategorized

Our spring break week (or monthly week off, whatever you want to call it) and handling boredom

As I have mentioned before in an earlier post, since Christmas, we went back to taking one week per month off from school. It works out nicely for us to take our break this week. The spring break for the local schools would have been a rotten week for us to take a break anyway,… Continue reading Our spring break week (or monthly week off, whatever you want to call it) and handling boredom

Curriculum · Math · Uncategorized

Mensa for Kids and next year’s Pi Day Plan (because we did nothing this year)

I sometimes wonder if I could have handled homeschooling pre-Internet. There are some seriously cool resources online. Free resources. So, so many, cool, free resources that it boggles the mind. So many things that are amazing, and yet I will never get around to using them, but I like having those resources in my pocket.… Continue reading Mensa for Kids and next year’s Pi Day Plan (because we did nothing this year)