Purva’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 5-, 8-, and 9-year-old)

Written by Purva Brown

“Good morning, mom!”

A hug.

“Careful! Don’t spill the coffee!”

That’s how our days usually begin – with warm, sloppy hugs and obvious admonishments.

How different now from the days of having to teach the toddlers to stay in bed until at least 7 a.m!

Now that the children are ages 9, 8 and 5, I find my early mornings fairly free to blog, journal or read. Some days, like this chilly winter day, I’m not even awake until 7 a.m. myself.

Gone are the days when I would wake up at 5 a.m. to write! Honestly, I don’t miss them.

The children make their own breakfast while I get ready for the day.

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Jamie’s homeschool day in the life (with a 12-, 13-, & 14-year-old)

Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

“I feel like soon it will be time for me to get serious about my spelling.”

He brought the topic up in the car over the holidays, on our way to drive by cool Christmas lights.

“I know I can do it, I just haven’t really wanted to put the effort in until now. But I think I’m getting ready.”

I could do nothing but listen, smile, encourage. After all, I have no frame of reference for this type of education myself. I would never have been able to make this type of comment as a young teen, since I never truly owned my education until college.

When allowed to choose, I’ve seen that my children eventually notice their need for the subjects that, in a typical school setting, kids are forced to begin and master so early they never have the chance to even comprehend their relevance.

And who can ever stop someone from learning when they have decided they want to, and when they have all the resources and time they need at their fingertips?

The answer? No one.
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Kara’s homeschool day in the life with a 10- and 13-year-old

Written by Kara S. Anderson.

As I sit down to write about our day in the life this year, we are mostly surrounded by half-read books, half-done puzzles, and half-eaten pans of cinnamon rolls.

It is my very favorite week of the year – the week between Christmas and New Year’s – but it’s also a break week for us, and our routine has gone out the window entirely.

The ONLY thing that has remained the same is our volunteer day.

And so today, I thought I would share a bit about that and how it has impacted our homeschool this year.

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Melissa’s homeschool day in the life (with a 4-, 7-, 10-, 11-, 14-, and 17-year-old)

Melissa's Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 4-, 7-, 10-, 11-, 14-, and 17-year-old)Written by Melissa Camara Wilkins

I want to tell you about a typical day at our house, but… that’s harder than it sounds. The first thing I should tell you is that the kids are 17, 14, 11, 10, 7, and 4, and they’re all busy, all the time.

But you probably would have guessed that, wouldn’t you?

A usual day looks like this:

Everyone starts the day with morning routines and chores.

Once that’s done, we ask the older four kids to spend time doing five things: being outside, moving their bodies, reading, creating, and working on their learning activities. (We plan the learning activities together periodically.) They decide how and when to do those things.

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What does your homeschool need most in 2018?

Written by Jamie C. Martin of Simple Homeschool

Happy new year, friends! Ready to make 2018 your best homeschool year to date?

We at Simple Homeschool want to celebrate with you through the victory days AND support you through the tough ones this entire year. Consider today’s post your “troubleshooting” guide–a handy directory to point you to an uplifting boost right when you need it.

Search below for what speaks to you, and keep reading for a fun announcement!

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