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I can hardly believe it’s our third year of homeschooling! The journey I never thought we’d do, and the one that I truly fall more in love with every year!
In case you missed it, we’re part of a hybrid homeschool program, which means my kids go to a private hybrid school 2 full days a week, and then are homeschooled here for the other 3 days of the week. It truly feels like the best of both worlds for us, and I am so blessed to have the privilege to be able to do this. Sure, it comes with sacrifice and a whole lot of hard work, but that’s what makes it worth it.
Our Homeschool Room:
I am so so glad we made this homeschool room in our living room. If you haven’t read how we do it, then you need to check out these posts:
This whole space was just a big blank wall with no purpose. I love how this truly utilizes our space. We don’t have a very large house, and we didn’t have an extra room to designate to homeschool. This doubles as an office area and our homeschool space as well. By using our vertical space, we have truly maximized this wall!
Homeschool Curriculum: What we’re using this year
Oh I could write a whole series on homeschool curriculum 😅 But I will not – because this is mainly a home decor blog and you’re probably not here for that!
However, every single time I share anything about homeschooling, I get messages asking about what curriculum we use. I think curriculum is obviously important, but I’ve learned that it’s not the curriculum that makes a successful homeschool experience. So while I’ll share what we’re doing, I also want you to learn a lot as the teacher and leader of your homeschool personally. THAT will shape your year and success far more than a curriculum will.
Here is what we’re using for homeschool this year (not all of these will be used for all of my kids):
- Brave Writer
- All About Reading
- Beast Academy
- Math U See
- Beautiful Feet Books
- Using this for science + US geography
- Firefly Nature School
Morning Basket Ideas:
We’re implementing a morning basket for our school year for the first time. I’m hoping it can help bring us together for learning each day, and help us start each morning together in a sweet way.
Here’s some of the resources we’re using for our morning basket for the beginning of this year:
- Fall morning menu resource
- This has art studies, poetry, Bible verses and copy work
- Weather mat
- World Geography resource
- Putting our morning menu items in our morning menus – I love these with dry erase markers!
- I shopped on FB marketplace and in thrift stores for a lot of secondhand affordable items for our morning baskets so I could rotate them out frequently. LOVE what I found! Here’s some things I was shopping for:
- wooden toys
Other items from our homeschool room:
If you’re a Charlotte Mason fan like I am, grab yourself this quote for your classroom space! I have it as a free download for my e-mail subscribers – just input your information here and you’ll get instructions on how to download it.
That brass wall shelf is a new addition to our space, and I have it stocked in my shop here. It’s so pretty!
Here are a few favorite things that are shoppable in this space (click each picture to be brought to the product page):
Homeschool books for YOU:
While curriculum and supplies are exciting and needed, there is a lot of learning that I had to do personally! I’m still working on this – I have a few books that I keep coming back to. They’re all highly encouraging and affirming – whether you’ve been homeschooling for 5 years or 5 minutes.
Here’s my go-to homeschool books (I listen to alllll of these books on Audible – I usually put on headphones to make dinner + listen then or when I’m on my morning walks!)
- Awaking Wonder
- The Call of the Wild and Free
- The Brave Learner
- Homeschool Bravely
- Raising Critical Thinkers
- Adventuring Together
I hope that this post has been helpful for you – please leave any questions in the comments! It’s amazing- I can truly say that on my third year, I’m coming into my own more and more. I feel more confident and ready to tackle this school year together, with my kids by my side. Homeschooling is a wild ride, but it’s absolutely worth it.