Is Your Homeschool Structured or Relaxed? Virtual Homeschool Co-op 2016-2016 Assignment 1

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Is Your Homeschool Structured or Relaxed? Virtual Homeschool Co-op 2016-2017 Assignment 1, The Fundamental Home

It’s a new school year!

I am so excited to, once again, be participating in the fantastic online community: The Virtual Homeschool Co-op.  This is a YouTube channel (and now a blog) where community members are assigned a question every week.  They answer that question about their homeschool and share that information online.  This can be in the form of a YouTube video or in a blog post.  Every Tuesday, we are linking up!  You should totally consider joining, too!  It’s free!  Plus!  If you don’t want to make videos or blog posts, but you are interested in learning about how other families homeschool, the Virtual Homeschool Co-op has all of this information in one place for your convenience.  We hope it will be a help and an encouragement to you.

This is the first assignment for the 2016-2017 school year: “Is Your Homeschool Structured or Relaxed?”  We were supposed to answer this question in terms of our curriculum, our schedule, and our classroom.

Let me share a little bit with you about how I responded…

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How We Homeschool During the Holidays (and other busy times)

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I keep getting asked how we homeschool during the holidays.

It’s kind of strange to me because it’s as if there is some unwritten rule that, during the holidays, homeschooling must drastically change.

OK.  Maybe it does sometimes, but that’s not the point.

The point is that homeschool is always flexible.  We handle the holidays like we do any other busy time.

True.  There are  some holiday specific situations.  So, let me share with you just how we homeschool during the holidays and other busy times.  I hope it will help you to see the beautiful elasticity homeschool can have and how it can benefit your family no matter what the circumstances.  I’ll share what we are doing this year and what we have done in years past.

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Briana’s 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

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It’s a little early to come out with what we plan to use for next year’s homeschool curriculum, but let’s be honest. Every homeschooler I know is already looking ahead to next year.  Some moms have had next year’s books since February.  Is that you?

I love to read what other families have chosen to use for their curriculum.  It helps me to get ideas about what I would like to experiment with in the future.  I have been around the homeschool bend and back, but sometimes, I am still shocked by the things I have never heard of- I mean, what in the world is “Life of Fred,” anyway?  Seriously.

So, I decided to share with you all the plans I have for Briana’s curriculum next year.  They are subject to change.  If that happens, I will keep you posted.  Next week’s homeschool topic is College Prep, so I will share, then, a little about what Ricky is doing.

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