Homeschooling 8th Grade: Schedule, Curriculum & Plans

Homeschooling 8th Grade: Schedule, Curriculum & Plans

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit nervous when it comes to homeschooling 8th grade and homeschooling the junior high years. It’s all about preparing them for the high school years at this point. That means study skills, learning to take notes, and maybe even taking a few high school level classes to get a jump on those high school credits.



Homeschooling 7th Grade: Schedules, Curriculum & Plans

Homeschooling 7th Grade: Schedules, Curriculum & Plans

I have to admit I was just a little bit (okay, a lotta bit) concerned about having a 7th grader this year. Junior high… almost high school. Yeah, there were a few freak out moments about homeschooling 7th grade. But I'm learning that there's no reason to be scared of these years - we still have to work, discuss, and find a routine and schedule (and curriculum!) that works for both us.



A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Refutation & Confirmation

A Look at Writing & Rhetoric: Refutation & Confirmation

If you have a creative, wiggly child, you know how difficult it can be to find a writing program that fits. So often, creative children have a hard time sitting still long enough to get their thoughts down on paper. {Or sometimes those writing assignments just aren’t that interesting -- we’ve all been there!} 

We’ve tried a few different programs with varying success but the one standout program that my creative daughter just loves is the Writing & Rhetoric series from Classical Academic Press. Here’s a look at the fifth book in the series - Confirmation & Refutation.