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We Never Studied Rocks

Monday, January 15th, 2018

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout

Monday, January 15th, 2018


We hear a lot today about burnout in homeschooling.
….. I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day. A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short 
months ago. It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.
 The only time I disliked […]

An unusual and curious children’s picture book

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. This week’s Five in a Row book is Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews, illustrated by Ian Wallace. This little children’s picture book is based on a subject so unusual and curious that it might spark a lengthy study for […]

This might have been my first homeschool purchase

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. McGuffeys Eclectic Readers (Seven Volume Boxed Set, paperback) In 1978 we bought a set of McGuffey’s Eclectic Readers. I think it was my very first homeschool curriculum purchase. I still have that set, and now my grown kids borrow it for […]

Homeschoolers are raising a generation of custom-built children

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

If you try to follow a classroom model in your homeschool – dragging in the desks and chalkboard, conforming to a one-size-fits-all scope-and-sequence method, following a rigid bell-ringer schedule, and the like – you will probably buckle under the burden. That kind of schooling does not fit well in a homeschool environment. Rare is the […]

Learn 12th Grade Physics On-Line

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Ron Paul Curriculum 12th Grade Physics From the instructor, John Hamilton This will be a course in physics. I will assume that many of the students have gone through my physical science class. While I will teach the course so that […]

Five in a Row — a relaxed homeschool curriculum for ages 4-8

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Two years ago when my grandson Eric was 5 1/2, Daughter Johannah started using Five in a Row — a homeschool curriculum for ages 4-8. Five in a Row was created by Jane Claire Lambert many years ago and continues to […]

A Self-Taught Course in Western Civilization from 1493 to the present

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here’s a list of the video lessons in Tom Woods’ Western Civilization from 1493 to the Present course which he produced for the Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum. You can see samples of these video lessons here. “These courses give students – […]

Is the Ron Paul Curriculum compatible with classical education?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Question My family and I are very new to your teaching program, Mr. and Mrs. Bluedorn. We have only just recently finished reading your book, Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style. We are slowly starting to implement your […]

I used to like homeschooling, now I love it — relax and start slowly

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

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From Helen This is a response to Linda who is struggling with putting together her own
 curriculum. I was there two years ago (which is when I read first Teaching the Trivium: Christian Homeschooling in a Classical Style). I 
was using […]

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