PLUS - How to Set Up Your Student's Evaluation Portfolio at the Beginning of the Year
It’s midsummer 2020 and I believe it wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that nearly all parents have had some sort of conversation regarding homeschooling this upcoming year due to the pandemic. Lots of parents I have personally spoken to say one of the following:
No matter where you lie, it doesn't hurt to know the facts about how to legally homeschool your children. I'll be specifically linking and siting options pertinent to the State of Florida, however, many of these links will also help guide you toward the rules and regulations of the state in which you live.
Good news is... it's actually quite easy in many, if not, most states in the US!
How We Organize all of our The Good and The Beautiful Curriculum and Manipulatives
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Recently I posted how we organize our school curriculum for my year 1 student and my year 0 student. As I was filing all the books in their proper spots, I quickly realized that I was going to have to be a bit more creative when it came to organizing Math. If you're like us, we have an incredible amount of math manipulatives and two activity boxes from The Good and The Beautiful Math K & 1 Math to organize. That's a whole lot! Let's dive in so you can see how we're doing it.
I hope you enjoy this video below as I tour our Math organization in this home. Below you'll see all the resources I use and or recommend to start organizing all the math things in your own home.
When I first stumbled upon this idea of having a morning menu within a morning basket, I thought it was superfluous. My naive self thought time wasn’t well spent in a basket when you have core curriculum to get to. Luckily, when I was knee deep in homeschool research, I started to journal and truly crystalize in my mind what my ideal home education environment looked and felt like for our family.
I started to ask myself things like:
Eventually, all the answers to these question brought me back around to why this once "superfluous basket" was exactly what I needed to start our days with.
Mom of three beautiful kids, married to my best friend, finding daily ways to bring joy!