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I'm a wife to my "Mr. Right". A momma of five. A maker of slow food and simple living. A collector of memories, a keeper of books, and a champion for books that make memories. An addict who likes my half-and-half with a splash of coffee. A fractured pot transformed by the One Who makes broken things beautiful. I heart homeschooling, brake for libraries, and am glad you're here with me on the journey! Be sure to subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Or, follow along with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google +, Youtube, or Pinterest.

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

9th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020

Hardworking. Selfless. Curious. Sheep-dog.
This is my oldest son in a nut-shell. He's a bit of an introvert who has a heart for the gospel and a deep passion for serving others.

He has had military aspirations since he was three-years-old and has never wavered in that desire. Not even a little bit. If you ever need him, just look for the kid wearing camo and doing chin-ups in the doorframe. The kid's serious about staying in shape.

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

8th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

Like me, my middle son is a word nerd. He likes to read. He likes to write. So, when it came time to create a curriculum list for him, I naturally included resources that would help nurture his love for words. 

Because he's only got one more year before high school, I'm slowly easing him into a more robust schedule. 8th grade will be a chance for him to dig deep without having the pressure of a grade point average or a transcript to maintain. It'll be like a trial run.

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

6th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

This summer found my son hosting a pop-up pottery shop every few weeks; building a metal forge; fashioning numerous metal knives, hatchets, and swords; and building a tree fort from scratch. He's autodidactic and loves to make, create, and do. 

Up until this point, his insatiable appetite for busy has kept his curiosities on nature, science, and mechanical design, but now, at ten, he's beginning to wonder about other things--less concrete things. He's asking hard questions about the world around him and wanting honest answers. 

So this year, I've chosen a few weightier books for him; books that will hopefully steer him well into adolescence--books that will help him make sense of this crazy world in which we live. 

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

For the first time in over thirteen years, I will not be teaching anyone phonics. My youngest has officially moved from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn. And while I could not be happier for him, I'm secretly a bit sad to admit that I'll miss those early years of bright-eyed phonemic revelation. 

Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021

Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2020-2021 on The Unlikely Homeschool

Curriculum planning is normally the perfect preamble to the lovely year ahead. I head to my local homeschool convention and spend hours slowly sauntering through the vendor hall. I always go with a tentative shopping list in hand, but usually leave with several fun extras that were not originally on it. 

There's just something about getting to see, touch, and flip through curricula that can't be replicated by looking through a catalog or shopping online.