Welcome to HOMEE School: Our Curriculum
First can I just say never in a million years did I ever think I would be a homeschool Mama!
Can't say I haven't entertained the idea, but to actually be on this journey is something I have only dreamed about. With no further a due Welcome to HOMEE school, pronounced Homie school (of course it would be called that) which stands for House of Macbeths Epic Elementary. Complete with a mascot: Caesar our pit bull. Still waiting on that VW bus, but for now the Pathfinder will suffice. Note: in the state of California you are required to file a PSA (private school affidavit) which requires you to name your homeschool. We would have done it anyway because thats just us!
Our homeschool Curriculum :
In deciding what to chose for our homeschool curriculum I considered these things:
Yes I said it, MYSELF. No I’m not selfish but what might work for some moms doesn’t work for all moms. It has to work for everyone in the home to become a success. See education is and never has been a one size fits all. That is the beauty of homeschooling. You can make it what you need it to be, what you as a mama want it to be. At the end of the day only YOU know your children better than anyone else.
First things first; you may have multiple children. You may have some with learning disabilities. You may have some that are beyond the standard. Teaching both at the same time is a little bit of a juggling act. But I am here to tell you that it can be done!
I have broken it down by the subjects I will be teaching our children together as this I’m sure will differ depending on how you homeschool. Ok let’s cut to the chase; what I picked and why...
We are starting with the above - Teach your Child, and will move into the other later this year.
Since we had our fair share of tears a lot last year; the title had me.
The lessons are arranged in motor-skill oriented sections with simple active pictorial instructions to help with visual recall. You can do lessons in order or move in different sections.
This got really good reviews. The main reason I decided to go with this was because it was great content about American history. It breaks things down very clear with questions or drawing following each lesson.
By Kate Snow. A former teacher and homeschool mom!
The activities take zero prep! Very age appropriate activities.
The Primary Math program teaches children to think mathematically rather than just having them memorize the mechanics of problem solving. I am all about that! Primary Mathematics lays a solid foundation for conceptual understanding using a three-step process, taking children from concrete, to pictorial, then abstract approaches to learning program teaches children to think mathematically rather than just having them memorize the mechanics of problem solving. Primary Mathematics lays a solid foundation for conceptual understanding using a three-step process, taking children from concrete, to pictorial, then abstract approaches to learning.
I could probably have done this math without the teachers guide, but since it is our first year I wanted to make sure I had all the books!
The Good and the Beautiful, of course! Here's why; their curriculum emphasizes family, God, high character, nature, and wholesome literature (sold at family). No daily prep time—just open the book and follow the instructions, learning and exploring along with your child. Part of thier mission statement:
"To make homeschooling less overwhelming and time consuming for the student and the instructor"
Again sold! This is the subject that brings things together. Language Arts is reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. This curriculum consists of beautifully illustrated books and rich stories. Thank you to a dear friend who sent me this recommendation!
Some of the stories have already melted my heart...I love this curriculum so much!
Other subjects we are covering that do not need text books include; Home Economics and Horticulture. Both of these are part of our daily routines. We are currently working on an herb garden hoping to start a vegetable garden. We cook, bake and do household tasks together.
We have field trips planned that will go with some of the lessons we are working on.
Granted we're only a week in but I can tell you that it feels amazing to have the freedom to do what is best for our kids! If you're on the fence, I urge you to really consider it. The past few months have changed the way we do things, ultimately it has changed the way we educate our children. I get it this isn't for everyone. If you're able to why not give it a go!
What better time to try it out and see for yourself!
I am new to this, but I would love to help you in anyway I can.
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I can do my best to answer them or point you in the right direction.
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