Regardless of age, I begin notebooking with oral narrations. My goal is for the kids to retain what they have studied, not just regurgitate and forget. So, I begin with oral narrations which train their ears to listen attentively and their brains to begin making connections with the topic or story before putting ever putting… Read More »
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What is Copywork? Copywork is copying a piece of well-written work, from any variety of sources, onto paper or into a notebook. The student copies from a written selection using his best penmanship to create a “perfect copy” that is properly spaced and includes all proper capitalization and punctuation marks. It is a method, that… Read More »
Notebooking topical studies like history, science, Bible, & even literature are easy to do. I get asked many times, “How do you notebook language arts?”. My answer? Notebooking IS language arts. You are expressing what you learned using a variety of media including language. I do not think this is the answer many are looking… Read More »
Our Road from Busywork to Freedom!
We all have days (maybe weeks, months, even years), where we are plain worn out, discouraged, or frustrated with homeschooling. Homeschooling just isn’t working out like we thought it would (or should).
I have found that the things I am most passionate about are often the things that bring me the most overwhelm. Why? I tend to do everything I can to make my most passionate dreams a success and end up lost in the minute details of each step instead of focusing on the bigger picture.
She told me to put everything that wasn’t working for me and my kids under the bed. She encouraged me to start using 2 tools consistently with my kids. With these two tools, she said I could completely change the dynamics of how we homeschool. After six years of overwhelm, I was ready to try anything!
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I love the materials. I love that we will have lasting evidence of what they’ve learned. I already love the idea that someday I will be able to show my GRANDCHILDREN what their parents accomplished in school.