Finishing Strong #27 – Meet Kyle from Aspired Living

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #27

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!

Our School

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.

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About Eva Varga

Eva is passionate about education. She has extensive experience in both formal and informal settings. She presently homeschools her two young children, teaches professional development courses through the Heritage Institute, and writes a middle level secular science curriculum called Science Logic. In addition to her work in education, she is an athlete, competing in Masters swimming events and marathons. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, learning new languages, and above all spending time with her family. ♥