How I Set Up and Use My Student Logbook

My Student Logbook has been a sanity saver for me. My kids are able to work more independently on their homeschool work while I only have to write out their weekly checklist once for the entire school year. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) My third grader and fifth grader are using My Student Logbooks as a checklist to help them know what they need to do and when they are finished with the school day. My seventh grader has been able to use her My Student … [Read more...]

Homeschool Room Tour: Simple Design for Any Space

I enjoy getting things organized and ready for the new homeschool year. Over the course of 14 years of homeschooling, I've organized our school area in a dedicated school room, our kitchen and our dining room. I've taught my children their lessons in just about every room of our house as well as in our backyard, front porch, in our van and at the park. This year we are back to having a dedicated homeschool room. I'm guessing most of my kids will scatter around the house to do their work … [Read more...]

5 Steps to Preparing for a New Homeschool Year

It seems like one homeschool year ends and a new homeschool year rolls right in. Whether you homeschool year round or take a summer break, you still need to wrap up the previous year and make preparations for the new one. Here are five steps to help you prepare for the new homeschool year. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) 1. Clean Out and Make Room I'm always amazed at how disorganized my school area becomes toward the end of the school year. … [Read more...]

A Simple Way to Organize Homeschool Records

Check out my simple system for organizing homeschool records. I've put together an instructional video to walk you through how to set it up and how to use it. I also included instructions in this post with helpful links to supplies and forms that you may want to use. Can't see the video? Click here. (This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.) Supplies Needed for Your Homeschool Records System Here are the supplies you will need to put together your own … [Read more...]

Cleaning Out Our Homeschool Area

It's that time of year again. After having some time off from homeschooling, it is time to get things ready for the new school year. That means tackling our homeschool area (aka dining room). I have to clean out all the old curriculum and school supplies to make room for the new stuff. I put together a YouTube video that explains how I sort through last years curriculum and supplies and start putting things back together for the new school year. You can watch it below or on my YouTube … [Read more...]