Homeschool Resources For Families

Our school story in a nutshell: I homeschooled my 4 kids for 8 years, then had them in our local district public school for 3 years, then had them in 1 public charter school all together until… COVID 19 struck, and we started with distance learning. Over the years of writing here, I have shared a lot of resources for homeschoolers, along with systems that have worked well for my family. This is a page where you can easily navigate all those posts. 

 

My Homeschool Info Sheet:

My homeschool methods: Charlotte Mason and Montessori

My favorite homeschool book: Charlotte Mason Companion

My kids ages: born 2006-2012

Years spent homeschooling: 8

My favorite educational quote: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats 

Now let’s dive into my homeschool resources for families! 

My most read homeschool post of all time is my giant pros and cons about switching from homeschool to public school. I wrote this post over years, and I think it has a pretty good look at both sides.

Homeschool Systems

I wrote a very helpful post with my 10 favorite homeschool methods of families. These methods work in any home education environment, and answer questions like… what should I keep? Where do they turn their papers in? How do the kids know what to do each day? And address many more normal homeschool logistics. I highly recommend reading this post!

I also have 5 systems that enhance any home learning system! These aren’t organizational, but more ways of valuing education in the home.

I also came out with a post right at the beginning of the shut down with COVID 19, I wrote a post with homeschool tips for non-homeschoolers.  Also a great read for anyone starting out!

Homeschooling Preschoolers

Definitely check out my book, Catholic ABC’s! It’s a letter of the week format for preschoolers and includes fun, hands-on activities for

Catholic ABC's Curriculum

I also have a special Catholic ABC’s resource page here with more preschool resources.

You will definitely want to check out how I manage Montessori (ish) activities at home. Lots of great tips here for acquiring supplies affordably, and also how to use and organize your materials.

And you can find even more of my favorite preschool picks for kids here.

Homeschooling Elementary Age

Here are some of my favorite homeschool curriculum choices over the years. 

If you’re looking to teach Religious Education at home with your kids together, you may want to check out my easy notebooking option! For each lesson, you just read a 2 page spread of a picture book and complete an open ended notebooking page. The 130 page pack also includes a lot of alternative page options for pre-writers. At home Catholic RE couldn’t get easier than this!

More Helpful Homeschool Resources

The book of centuries is one of my favorite homeschool resources to use as a family! Everything you learn about goes in this timeline in a book and gets added as you go. This is super cool to use over the years, and I have a printable to get you started.

I like to make a homeschool yearbook each year, and my post covers how I put it together, the program I use, and what we include. 

Check out my method for organizing your homeschool library here. I have a super simple stick system that even kids can maintain, and I include some free printables to use as your key.

Encourage your kids to read using my free printable reading charts! Some of these even go hand in hand with my library organizing system. 

You can also find my guide to arts and crafts supplies here. I share a lot of tips about how to get things on the cheap, and where it’s the right place to splurge. 

And finally, I have a post all about what to do with your children’s finished projects. 

For more August resources, check out my August resources page!
 

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