Category Archives: Homeschool

Big Fat Notebook: Our Curriculum Guide

A friend told me about this sweet set of books called Big Fat Notebook  (aff link) that is basically “middle school” in a nutshell so being the homeschooler that likes the easy route I jumped on it. But when I cracked open the books I got exactly what it says, everything written in “notes” form which is GREAT for a basic guide book on what needs to be taught but also somewhat hard to drive home some of the concepts to my stubborn teen so I sat down and cruised the internet for supplemental activities to go along with each section of the BFN (Big Fat Notebook.)

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The objective was to get through this amazing set of books in a year… so here is our basic “game plan.” Like I said, I like easy and my teen likes fun so I tried to keep a balance of those things in mind while scheduling. I can’t always accomplish finding free resources that match the easy/fun idea but I did my best, hopefully all my hard work can benefit you as well! Have a great school year!

The following links take you to “Google Documents” with a full year (a work in progress) of educational activities and ideas that line up with the outline of the BFN series!

English Language Arts

American History

World History

Science

Math


3rd Quarter of 2017

I have been out of sorts this year. A life got the best of me for a while and I took several months off blogging to regroup, refocus, and now move forward. So I now get to play “catch up” on my blog posts. This is mostly for myself, my own records I like to have on here. If you follow on Instagram you haven’t missed much but I still want to get some of the memories down on my blog. So here is what happened between July – September.

 

July…

New Phototastic Collage

We skateboarded at the park.

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2nd Quarter of 2017

I have been out of sorts this year. A life got the best of me for a while and I took several months off blogging to regroup, refocus, and now move forward. So I now get to play “catch up” on my blog posts. This is mostly for myself, my own records I like to have on here. If you follow on Instagram you haven’t missed much but I still want to get some of the memories down on my blog. So here is what happened between April – June.

April…

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We sowed…

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Homeschool Portfolios

A Homeschool Portfolio
Homeschool Portfolios (2)
The idea of a portfolio to access your student’s work came from our use of a wonderful (highly recommended) Christian based curriculum called Dave Raymond’s American History Part 1 & 2. {aff link}

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The Flood – 2500 B.C.- 2300 B.C. (Unit Study)

 

The Flood

**We believe in “Young Earth Creationism” and teach from that viewpoint. In this section, we explore the idea that dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time as humans. If you have an issue with these views feel free to skip over that particular material or the first few units that will discuss those views and move on down the timeline to a time period with less controversy. Thanks!

 

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