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Today we’re featuring another one of our co-hosts, Kyle from Aspired Living. Don’t forget to link up your own posts with us after you read all about her.
Howdy, I’m Kyle McVay of Aspired Living and I’ve been blogging since 2006. I’ve been married for nearly 18 years to the World’s Best Husband and we have 5 children and live in the great state of Texas. Our oldest child is autistic, and we have both biological and adopted children. We hope to adopt again, but we are getting old. Our 5 awesome kiddos range in age from 4 to 16 years old, which creates a really interesting school day!
For the upcoming 2014-2015 academic year, we’ll be homeschooling all 5 of our kiddos. We will be teaching our autistic 8th grader, 6th grader, 4th grader and 2 preschoolers. We are utilizing the classical model, but we are not purists. Plus, I really like Charlotte Mason’s ideas. I use the book Teaching the Trivium by the Bluedorns as a guide.
We emphasize independent study by the student with Mama in the role of tutor. Thus we adopted much of the methodology of the Classical Method, which allows me to insert Charlotte Mason type elements into our homeschool without usurping the role of teacher.
I like to keep our homeschool simple. By this I mean I shouldn’t overload my children, or choose curriculum that is complicated for the children to complete or for me to implement.
This is an exhaustive (and exhausting) list of classical curriculum providers, co-ops, continuing education & bloggers. We begin by looking at the classical curriculum providers that offer curriculum choices across all subjects. For the most part I will not mention their individual curriculum except in the case of products I feel are often overlooked.
Saxon Math has been a homeschool mainstay for 20+ years. It was written by John Saxon and remained a family company until 2004 when it was sold to Harcourt Achieve. It is still however the same high quality program as when it was owned by the Saxons. This curriculum has been used by homeschoolers practicing nearly every homeschool method.
I know I always benefit from seeing how other folks are using and organizing curriculum that I use. These 5 posts have been very helpful to me in getting my MOH organized and running smoothly.
Homeschooling does not have to be expensive, in fact it can be free. This post lists a lot of places for you to find free homeschool curriculum.
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