Archive for the ‘Homeschooling 101’ category

Bringing Out The Genius In Your Child

One frequently asked question about homeschooling is “how can I possibly give my children everything they need for a good education?” When we begin homeschooling, or even when we have been homeschooling a while, we can fall into the trap of replicating the public school model in an attempt to ensure a complete education. This […]

How American Homeschoolers Measure Up

This is another interesting infographic taking data from various sources. I found the survey of adults who were homeschooled interesting, and glad to see the overwhelming majority were glad they were homeschooled and would homeschool their own children. It’s nice to see that several states offer a tax credit to families homeschooling their children. Source: […]

How Homeschooling Compares with Public Schooling

While there is no doubt that it is entirely possible to obtain a decently good education in the public school system, when you compare homeschooled kids to public school kids as a whole, homeschoolers consistently outperform their public school counterparts. Also, it doesn’t seem to matter how much parents spend in the process or whether […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler: JoAnna

Ages of children: kindergarten, 2nd grade, 6th grade Number of Years Homeschooling: 4 years Curriculum: For each of my kiddos, we use Heart of Dakota curriculum, which is an all-in-one curriculum that includes history, science, Bible, language, math…basically everything. It is Charlotte Mason and I have used it for 3 years now and still LOVE it. Each of […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler: Candi

Ages of children: 2 boys, ages 5 and 3 Number of Years Homeschooling: 2 years Curriculum: Just this year I’ve started implementing more of a Charlotte Mason style of learning, but I tweak to what fits us, so there’s a little eclectic in there as well. I use Handwriting Without Tears for writing and phonics, […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler: Jennifer

Ages of children: 5 kids, ranging in age from 3 to 12 Number of years homeschooling:  5 years  I like to tell newbies to hang in there and not give up, because our first year was really difficult. Sure, we feel like old timers now, but it wasn’t always so easy. Curricula: Our main curriculum is, […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler: Marla

Ages of children: One 11 year old girl Number of years homeschooling: 2 Curricula: We have an eclectic curriculum style but I love Charlotte Mason’s teachings and we incorporate picture study, nature study, composer study, dictation/copy work, and written/oral narration from really great literature, new and old. We love Story of the World for a […]

Multi-Tasking Subjects

In an effort to be sure we’re doing right for our children, sometimes we can end up piling on the subjects and have a difficult time finishing everything. One great way to accomplish more is to combine subjects and make tasks do double duty. It’s easiest to do this with language arts. In the elementary […]

Break up hard subjects into bite sized chunks

Many kids have at least one subject that they dislike. My son dreads math and we have had some big struggles with just getting through it every day.  Recently I realized that part of the problem was that just looking at the two pages of the lesson, filled with math problems, was overwhelming to him. […]

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooler: Randa Clay

This is a new category of content here at Homeschool Roundup. I don’t know about you, but I’m always curious what other people’s average homeschool day looks like, how long they spend on school, ages of kids, curricula used, etc. Knowing what others do can provide us with ideas, inspiration and even comfort that we’re […]