Our Approach To Homeschooling

In a month or two we will wrap up our eighth year of homeschooling. This was not something we wanted to do from the beginning. I withdrew our oldest from Kindergarten after we registered her and assumed we would be public school people. We did not have a well thought out approach to homeschooling at the time.

Open book with center pages folded in to create a heart shape. Text reads: Our approach to homeschooling.

My students are currently finishing up 7th grade {Agent E, age 12}, 5th grade {Agent J, age 10}, and 2nd/3rd grade {Agent A, age 8}. My youngest is a little fuzzier on the grade level distinction because he has a late birthday. Technically this is our fourth year of “doing” school with him, but for outside classes with grade placement we usually say he’s 2nd, because age-wise and maturity-wise that’s where he fits in better. For instance, I would rather have him be the oldest in a group of K-2nd than the youngest in a group of 3rd-5th.

I withdrew our oldest from Kindergarten after we registered her and assumed we would be public school people. We did not have a well thought out approach to homeschooling at the time. Click To Tweet

We are completely secular in our approach to homeschooling. This makes us a bit of an anomaly in the community, but thankfully that appears to be changing. I hope other secular homeschoolers can find comfort and camaraderie here.

As far as a “style” or “method” of educating, we don’t really have one. I guess the term most would use for our approach to homeschooling is eclectic, although that kind of makes it sound like anything goes, which is not true for us. We read a ton of books. {Check out our Goodreads  account.} We use workbooks almost daily because the Agents love them. We study Spanish together. We watch a lot of documentaries. We travel and visit museums and zoos and other fun places. 

Fellow homeschoolers, leave a comment about your approach to homeschooling. Would love to get to know you. If you also blog, leave a link, too. 

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