February 7, 2014

I’ve been going through my stacks and ordering like crazy on Amazon – but I think I’m ready to start actually working on writing Level 7 – Discovering the World (tentative title – it’s still very much a work in progress!) instead of just daydreaming about it. I am a big geography nerd, so I’m REALLY … Continue reading "A Little Preview of Level 7 Curriculum"


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January 13, 2014

I’m plugging away at Level 4 – The Modern World and I’m closing in on the finish line! Just a few more weeks and it will be complete! As you can see – I’m a paper person. I’m completely addicted to my spiral notebooks. 🙂 Not pictured are the copious amounts of chocolate consumed, the stacks … Continue reading "Hard at work…"


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December 31, 2013

Every year, I like to keep track of what I read. I used to just jot it down in a spiral notebook, then I had a database in excel for a while. Now I keep track at Goodreads. At the end of the year, I like to reflect back on what I read. Now that … Continue reading "The Year in Books – 2013"


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November 25, 2013

My youngest child, Regina, is 4. I am often asked by well meaning strangers and family members when I’m going to start teaching her. I usually say that I already am – but it might not appear to be true. I haven’t done much in the way of formal curriculum with her yet, and to … Continue reading "Thoughts on Early Learning"


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September 5, 2013

One of the staples of Build Your Library curriculum are the Narration Cards. Narration is really the foundation of my program. Narration builds thinking skills, writing skills, vocabulary, listening skills – it is such an important part of your child’s learning. Build Your Library lesson plans assign narration after both the literature (read alouds) and … Continue reading "History and Science Based Narration Cards"


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September 1, 2013

We’ve organized our books, set up our school supplies and prepared for our first day back to school. But there’s something else we must do in order to have our school year run smoothly. We need to create a daily routine. I’m not a fan of the strict schedule. Every time I’ve created one, I’ve … Continue reading "Back to Homeschool Series – “The Daily Routine”"


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August 22, 2013

Last time we talked about organizing your home library. Today, I want to chat a bit about how to organize your child’s schoolwork. There are many different ways you can do this, but I’m going to show you what works for my family. This is our “School” shelf in the kitchen. I wish we had a … Continue reading "Back to Homeschool Series – “Organizing Your Schoolwork”"


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August 19, 2013

It’s that time of year again! By the end of August, I’m usually just about ready for autumn to begin. I love this season – the leaves changing, the cooler temperatures, the brand spanking new school supplies, and the excitement that a new school year brings (with no mistakes in it yet)! I’ve been brainstorming some … Continue reading "Back to Homeschool Series – “Book Organization”"


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May 5, 2013

My twins do not like to read. They also despise history. There, I said it. This has been difficult for me to accept. I’m as enthusiastic as Buddy the Elf when it comes to history, pass the maple syrup! And books? I am what you may consider a book hoarder. I have loved reading since … Continue reading "Keeping it Real"


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April 15, 2013

Have you been wondering if Build Your Library is the right curriculum for you?  Today only, The Secular Home School Community is hosting a giveaway and you could enter to win a free Instructor’s Guide for a full year program! What do you get in an Instructor’s Guide? You get: A booklist A daily AND weekly … Continue reading "Build Your Library Giveaway"


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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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