So this is my first blog post. I hardly know where to start. I’ve written so many homeschooling posts in my head the last couple years, but now I can’t think of anything important enough to put in my first-ever official home school blog.
I guess I should start off by telling you a little about our home school. I home school four boys. The oldest is in tenth grade this year and the youngest is second grade but he’s doing a lot of third grade work.
We also have an adorable little girl and as my son put it, “We have not had an orderly day of school since she was born last November.” Actually it isn’t quite that bad, although I was shocked to discover just how much the boys had been letting slip when I was a little preoccupied with her the first few months after she was born. We had a lot of catching up to do at the end of last year! My boys learned though it’s much easier just to do the work when it’s scheduled and not be stuck with a lot of extra work, so it was a good learning experience for them and for me.
We use and love Heart of Dakota by Carrie Austin. We’ve been using it for the past six years and I have now had the opportunity to teach all of the guides. My tenth grader, in the new World History guide, said this year that it’s the best year so far.
I started this blog to help other home schoolers as they’re making decisions as to what curriculum to use. I’ve done a lot of research online and have been helped greatly by other bloggers who post detailed information about what they’re using and what they like or don’t like about it. I thought I would add my tiny little drop of information to the vast sea out there and hopefully it will be of some help to someone. So whether you are wondering about high school math or science or 3rd grade cursive, I hope you can find something helpful here.
Please feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you even if it’s just a quick hello!