Archive | December, 2009

Christmas--God with us

God With Us

This time of year, as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and look toward the unknown future of 2010, we can find comfort and confidence in the truth that Jesus is called Immanuel, God with us. Charlotte Mason reminded her readers of that truth of an ever-present Savior, Who is with us in the midst […]

Homeschool family with multiple grade levels combined

Combining Homeschool Grade Levels, Part 2

You may be thinking, “Combining all my students for certain subjects sounds like a great idea, but what does it look like?” Glad you asked. Let’s talk first about Family subjects that are taught primarily with living books. In our house those subjects are history, geography, Bible, poetry, science (in the younger grades), and Shakespeare. […]

Homeschool family with multiple grade levels combined

Combining Homeschool Grade Levels, Part 1

Ever since we began homeschooling, I’ve combined all the school-age children for as many subjects as possible. That decision has saved countless hours, both in planning and in teaching. I love to recommend that strategy everywhere we go. At some recent seminars, several moms have had questions about how to combine the grade levels. So […]

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