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Homeschool Planning

7 Steps to an Easy Big-Picture Homeschool Plan: Simplicity, Freedom, Flexibility, and Orderly Structure

What if I told you that there was a way to incorporate freedom into homeschool planning?  A way to blend flexibility and a well-ordered day? Big-Picture Planning gives me the ability to craft weekly assignment lists for the kids (and myself) without having to type out any lesson plans, write out lists of page numbers, or feel bound by dates on the calendar!

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Reading Journal Elementary children free printable

My First Reading Journal: developing the reading journal habit in our elementary students

A reading journal is a wonderful way to develop the habit of careful, engaged reading. Even our elementary-aged children can profit from developing the simple habit of keeping a reading journal!  They will not be expected to write original thoughts, but they are forming the habit of reading with a pencil and paper nearby.

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Day in the Life with a 12, 10, 7, 5, and 2 year old

Day in the Life 2018 (with a 12, 10, 7, 5, and 2 year old)

Simple Homeschool Day in the Life series. Each week, we try to faithfully persevere by God’s grace through our routines with consistency, although strict scheduling does not work well for our daily life. Our life is full and wonderful.  It is an odd mix of the mundane and the crazy.  While every “day in the life” looks rather different, each day we seek to approach in humility and repentance, looking to Jesus with hearts full of praise.

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Morning Time Gathering Homeschool

Our Morning Gathering: Memory, Laughter, and Relationship      

Morningtime provides the framework for my ultimate goal in education: raising people who believe what is true, honor what is noble, stand uncompromisingly for what is just, keep their desires pure, love things that are lovely and relish those things that are praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Our morning gathering lends great joy to this crazy family life. It builds memory, laughter, and relationship into our days.

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