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Poll Results: What philosophy/style do you tend to follow for homeschooling?

Poll expired: Aug 13, 2011  
  • 3% (1)
    Montessori
  • 6% (2)
    Charlotte Mason
  • 0% (0)
    Thomas Jefferson
  • 3% (1)
    Christian based (like Sonlight ect.)
  • 6% (2)
    Secular based (like Oak Meadow ect.)
  • 80% (25)
    Eclectic (please explain how you make it eclectic.)
31 Total Votes  
post #21 of 24

What works for us is a hands-on, literature-based curriculum, peppered with tons of fabulous field trips.  We use the Charlotte Mason method which focuses on nature, history, art, and the classics.  It incorporates short lessons, afternoons free, narrations instead of tests, & lots of outdoor time. 


Edited by Citymomx3 - 8/17/11 at 8:39am
post #22 of 24

We've moved from being "school at home" using Calvert to being very relaxed, secular eclectic.  We do Math u See, All About Spelling, Handwriting without Tears, Story of the World (using Mosaic's online curriculum), and Real Science.  We don't "school" everyday or even have a set schedule.  We read tons as a family and DS reads tons on his own (DD doesn't like to read, but likes being read to).  Both children take piano lessons and DD takes dulcimer lessons too.  I'd like to add some physical stuff, maybe a membership to a climbing club for the kids. . .but we'll do that later :)

post #23 of 24

For my younger two, we are purely montessori based.  For my 2nd grader, we are eclectic--montessori inspired, with a mix of secular and religious curriculum (no one "brand" for all subjects)...but it is all very hands on.  However, we also have very specific school times/routines, so it's very much "this is school time right now, and that is our focus" (have to do it that way because that's the only way my son thrives...he's very much into routines).  We use Rightstart, REAL Science Odyssey, Hands on History, History Odyssey, Story of the Great Composers, Artistic Pursuits, All About Spelling, Alfred Piano, Expedition Earth, daily journaling with prompts, 3 times a week martial arts lessons, as well as whatever interesting things I feel like throwing in there (usually at least one field trip a week, plus co-op, random experiments based on what DS asks about, etc.).  We tend to focus a lot on the science because that's DS's niche, and something I love too.    We do a lot of cultural activities based on geography lessons.  We also add a lot of crafts to almost every subject because DS loves art.

post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 

I love all the variety here. I got a lot of great ideas! Thanks!

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