I’m linking up with the Ultimate Homeschool Blogroll to share our homeschool curriculum and teaching style with you.
As a 14-year homeschool veteran, we tried many approaches to education over the years. If I had to choose one style that best described us, I would say that we had a unit study homeschool.
We loved to choose a subject, then selected books, field trips, movies, art projects, writing projects, photography scavenger hunts, etc., around the chosen subject.
I did approach math with a traditional textbook. That seemed to work best for us. In addition to the math book, I had a closet full of math manipulatives and logic puzzles for the kids to play with during our read aloud time.
Science projects were always fun at our house. I don’t do scientific formula type of math, but the kids loved to do basic physics, basic chemistry with hands-on experiments. We loved learning about the human body, and we really loved animal studies and botany/gardening.
As the kids reached high school, our field trips had to give way to more traditional textbook and laboratory learning in order to complete requirements for college admission.
All in all, we had a ton of fun, and I loved being home with my kids. My children have all done really well in adulthood, and have thanked me for homeschooling them.
Keep it up, moms. You can do it!