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Our Second Grade Homeschool Curriculum | Classical and Charlotte Mason

This post is coming at you a year late. Ava is currently in the middle of her third grade year and we are still homeschooling. I’m going to share our third grade curriculum soon but first let’s back track to second grade. The first half of the year we followed the Classical model as close as we could. In the second half of the year (we school year round) I started incorporating some Charlotte Mason concepts into our homeschool, specifically, shorter math lessons, narration, and the addition of nature journals.

Exercise Girls on Instagram Are Annoying

I need to get something off my chest. And speaking of chests…exercise girls on Instagram are annoying. They’re annoying because under the guise of “health” and “getting fit” they flaunt their bodies for attention. They wear skin tight leggings showing off their butt, and sports bras showing off their boobs and tight stomachs. They buy expensive, revealing “athletic wear” and take 1000 suggestive photos of themselves in front of their mirrors.  And then share it all over Instagram. But that’s not all. Here’s where it gets really bad…

Opps! My Blog Was Deleted

The last three years of my blog’s content was deleted. Three years worth of articles, photos, design changes, and comments- gone. I was having a lot of buggy issues with the blog and WordPress so I asked Brian to help me fix it. He followed the advice of some person on YouTube without properly backing up my database and opps…gone.

Our Classical First Grade Curriculum

So far, my daughter and I have been taking homeschooling nice and slow but now that she is six, I’m ramping learning up by adding more subjects.  We’re following the Classical model of education which I believe to be the most clear-cut and time-tested form of education there is (that’s just my opinion, there are other great models too).

5 Documentaries You Must Watch

I’m a documentary junkie. You can keep your cable TV and expensive movie tickets- give me a documentary and I’m good for the evening. I love them because you learn about the world around you rather than just being mindlessly entertained. Don’t get me wrong- these documentaries are entertaining and even more so because they’re real.

My 2013 Reading List

I’m always fascinated by other people’s reading lists, and hopefully you won’t find mine too boring. That said, this post should be titled “My 2013 Reading List That I Won’t Read.”  I love the idea of reading but I hardly do it enough. Pretty sad, right? I’m determined to change that though.

A Flexible Pre-K Homeschool Schedule

Schedule. That word makes me shudder. Not because I hate schedules- I love them. I just can’t keep to one and the bothers the heck out of me. But if I’m gonna keep my daughter from being indoctrinated by the state school system then I better get used schedules, at least a homeschool one for my daughter’s sake.

The Classical Adventure Begins

To me, the self-sufficient lifestyle not only means producing your own food, energy, etc, etc but also means taking control of your own education. My daughter will be turning 4 in November and I’m super pumped to dive deeper into her education.