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Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 5th and 7th Grades

Our homeschool year is going to be very different this year. Half of my children will basically be doing their own thing, leaving me with only two children who are truly at home full time.

My oldest daughter is in 11th grade and will begin dual enrollment at our local community college and her other courses are outside of our home. My 9th grader is beginning high school at a local public charter high school, so her school day is covered completely.

Only my 5th and 7th-grade boys will be home with me full time. I plan to use as much of the same homeschool curriculum with both of them so we can learn together throughout the day.

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Homelife, Homeschooling

Parent’s Guide to Spirited Away from Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli Films are a popular introduction to anime for many families, but parents often find it difficult to navigate the anime world. Many adults aren’t familiar with the genre, but they want to enjoy these films with their kids.

This is one of many posts you can use as a guide as you films from Studio Ghibli with your children. Today we present, Spirited Away. 

As always, use your own discretion when selecting movies for your family.

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Booklists, Homeschooling, Literature

Twenty Graphic Novels Your Middle Schooler Will Love

This collection of graphic novels for middle school contains a variety of titles so you can find the perfect one for your child. But don’t be surprised if you find yourself immersed in these titles as well.

While an engaging graphic novel can draw in a reluctant reader, don’t limit these delightful, visual stories to only reluctant readers. Everyone can benefit from learning to use their brains in a new when reading a graphic novel, even adults.

A list of graphic novels for your middle school child.
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Family Connections, Homelife, Homeschooling, Parenting

Parent’s Guide to My Neighbor Totoro from Studio Ghibli

Navigating the world of anime movies can be difficult for parents when they aren’t familiar with the genre. This is one of many posts that you can use as a guide so you can enjoy many of the films from Studio Ghibli with your children. Today we present, My Neighbor Totoro

As always, use your own discretion when selecting movies for your family.

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Homeschooling, Parenting, tweens and teens

Interview Questions for Homeschooled Kids

I want our home to be a place where my kids feel free to be themselves. It is my desire that each of my children feel known and celebrated for who they are.

When it comes to homeschooling, I want our annual plan to reflect each of my children’s unique set of strengths and their own personal goals. It is my desire that they feel like an important part of the decisions made about their education.

There are lots of ways to achieve these goals but most will require a parent who is committed to communication and willing to change and grow.

In that spirit, I created a survey that I offer my kids 1-2 times a year so I can touch base with their feelings about our home and our homeschool.

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