Homeschool Life, Planning

Deschooling Preschool

Deschooling preschool, what it is and why you may need to do it.

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When we first decided to homeschool, we had many concerns: curriculum, teaching them to read, money, time, socialization. One thing we foolishly forgot was getting Harley on board.

Harley went to preschool when she was 3 and 4 so she was used to a school setting. The summer following her preschool years, she was a little confused about what homeschooling was and she wasn’t sold on the idea. She is a creature of habit and breaking her of her routine is something she doesn’t handle well. read more

Book Lists, Homeschool Life, Literature-Based Curriculum

The Ultimate List of Connecticut Unit Study Books for Homeschoolers

20 unit study books about Connecticut!

Connecticut unit study books

I may lose my homeschool mother badge for this, but I have never seen an episode of Gilmore Girls. Gilmore Girls is set in the fictitious town of Stars Hallow, Connecticut. That’s my knowledge on the show. I know nothing about characters or plot but I know the name Stars Hallow and that homeschool moms are NUTS for this show. This really doesn’t go anywhere other than the fact that this blog post is all about Connecticut unit study books!

If you are starting to study Connecticut, I have a list of 20 books of various reading levels to get you started. From Webster’s dictionary, to Wild Things, this list has something for all interests and age ranges that homeschooling families may have. read more

Homeschool Life, Planning

Unschooling Curriculum

Modified unschooling, combining instructional methods for child-led learning.

modified unschooling

I used to be indecisive. . . but now I’m not so sure. BUT! One thing I can say for sure is that the best decision I have ever made was to homeschool my kids.

I never imagined myself as a homeschooler, more about our decision to homeschool in this post, but when we found ourselves thinking of homeschooling I did what I always do. I go down the rabbit hole and research. I read all the blogs, all the homeschool books, and devoured any information I could get my hands on. read more

Homeschool Life, Letter of the Week, Literature-Based Curriculum

Activities and Books for the Letter A

Letter A Activities For Preschoolers

Letter of the week activities and crafts are a fun way for preschoolers to learn the alphabet. Check out this post for letter A activities for preschool!

My homeschool motto is “child-led, lots of books, and lots of play! If you are looking for a similar style of homeschool, this blog post is for you! I provide a simple and easy way to implement some school work with just one book and one activity you can do with your child 3 days a week.

Our preschool “curriculum” was super simple and followed the “Letter of the Week” format.  At ages 3 and 5, we spent about 30 minutes to an hour each day doing a few sit-down activities and crafts. Most of the time they were playing together, but we also read books, went to the library, and spend time with our homeschool group. read more

Homeschool Life, Planning

The Rules and Regulations for Homeschooling in Wisconsin

Understanding Wisconsin homeschool laws is the first step to homeschooling in Wisconsin.

The first step to homeschooling is finding out the laws and regulations in your state. Curious about Wisconsin homeschool laws? Click here to find out more!

Congratulations! I assume you have found your way to this site because you are either thinking about homeschooling or have made the awesome choice to homeschool your kids. This blog post is going to take you through the legal requirements for homeschooling in Wisconsin.

Check out these posts if you are still on the fence about homeschooling! 

First off, what does it mean to homeschool?

Wisconsin Homeschool Laws

You live in Wisconsin, you want to homeschool. What does the law require? Wisconsin is a low-regulation state meaning, we have a few laws in place for homeschoolers, but not many. read more