Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)

August 30, 2021

back2homeschoolThis past week I ran a series of articles helping you (and me!) get ready for the new school year. Personally, I love this time of year – like Anne Shirley, I excitedly look forward to a whole new year with no mistakes in it yet. We collect our materials, plan our schedules and get everything ready for a new year of learning.

This school year is going to be interesting.  Earlier this month we moved my two oldest into their dorm at college (yes, dorm – they are roommates). Sarah’s a senior and Robbie’s a sophomore.  This is the first time Robbie has been away from home for more than a few weeks.  Riley still lives at home and is studying art and design at his own pace. And that leaves just one left to homeschool – my bouncy, chatty 12-year-old who reminds me on a daily basis that it won’t be long before she leaves for college too! I plan to savor these last few years of homeschooling.

Here is a recap of all of the articles from the Back to “Home” School series, collected here for easy access.

Also, the following is the link to our “Tea with Emily – episode 4 – Back to (Home) School” from August 23, 2019. In this episode, we chatted about getting organized and prepping for a great school year! (watch Episode 4 video recording here)

If you are brand new to homeschooling – Welcome! I have a free Build Your Library University course that you might find helpful as you navigate your first year!

I hope you all have a wonderful school year and a great first day back!

Back to “Home” School Series (B2HS)

I hope you will try out a program and join the Build Your Library family, – building young minds, one book at a time!

Secular Literature Based Homeschool Curriculum and Educational Products Available for Purchase:
Level 0 – Level 1 – Level 2Level 3Level 4 – Level 5 – Level 6
Level 7Level 8Level 9Level 10 – Level 11 – Level 12
(See Levels vs. Grades vs. Ages)

Current Unit Studies – Supplemental Educational Products Available for Purchase:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Unit Study
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Unit Study
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Unit Study
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Unit Study
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Unit Study
History of Thanksgiving Unit Study
A Jan Brett Christmas Unit Study
Winter Holidays Around the World Unit Study
The Hobbit Unit Study
Darwin and Evolution Unit Study
Sharks! Unit Study
World War II Unit Study
Prehistory Unit Study

Other Educational Products:
Narration Cards
Book of Centuries and Timeline Figures

Emily Cook is the author and creator of the secular homeschool curriculum Build Your Library, a literature-based K-12 program infused with the teachings of Charlotte Mason. She writes full year lesson plans as well as shorter topical unit studies. Emily has been homeschooling her four children in Southern NH for 21 years. She is passionate about reading aloud to children of all ages and loves to share her love of literature with others. She and her family also makes incredibly dorky videos about homeschooling, books and more on Youtube at ARRRGH! Schooling. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can also check out her author page on Amazon.

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Have you been looking for a literature based homeschool curriculum that is secular? How about a way to incorporate narration, copywork, dictation and memory work into your child’s education? Or art study that ties into history?

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