WCCB provides a learning experience catered to each child. Children will test into their abilities with the SAT10 and begin work in English, Math, and Science based on their test scores instead of their age or grade level. WCCB school also provides the Waldorf style learning by allowing each student to chose the subject they would like to work on each day and have hands on learning such as Art, Archery, Baking, Cooking, Music, and Languages. WCCB allows students to be in charge of their learning while allowing them to accelerate in subjects which they excel in.
Apple Twist, Clumsy Thief Junior, Smart Farmer, Gobblet Gobblers, Smart Cookies, Cat Crimes Game, World of Dinosaurs, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
Math-U-See Pre-Algebra (Lessons 1)
Forensics – Crime Scenes and Evidence (2 weeks)
Soprano Recorder Lessons
The Fallacy Detective Lesson 1
Easy Grammar Grade 5
Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
The Astute Goose, Cat Crimes Game, Color Catch, Mystery Mosaics, Cloak, Tic-Tac-Ku, Color Ku, Making Animals Air Dough
Art – Paint by Numbers, Painting, Drawing
STEM – Gravitrax
Earth Schooling High School set up 6 week blocks
Geology & Geography with Lab 1
Pre-Algebra Review (2 weeks only)
Easy Grammar Grade 9 (Day 1-5)
Word Roots Level 2 (Lesson 1-2)
Mental Health (books from Free Spirit Publishing)
Art – Semester of Art & Needle Felting
We created some back to school activities for different grades. If you are interested let me know I have grades Preschool through 5th grade and blank pages for 6th through 12th if parents are interested. I also have an Etsy Pagewhere there are a few grades added.
We decided to challenge our 2nd grader and move her to 3rd grade (where she would be in school). She has worked so hard these last 2 years learning with her sisters and on her own. Her development in reading has been amazing and now we will focus on writing skills and sentences building.
We are using the Earth Schooling 3rd Grade we purchased the lifetime family package for Preschool through Eight but that is the link for 18 month access third grade package.
School is the place where we learn, grow and make memories. Our students don’t feel nervous on their first day of school because they know they are in charge of their learning at home.
They may feel anxious because there are a lot of new things to learn and new ways to organize. But school is not all work and no play, we utilize it as a time to have fun with learning. We take some time to relax before we start school by doing a coloring page, word search, smart game, or a daily writing activity. We remember that everyone has different learning styles so we help each other as we go along. We take time to go to the park, have the kids hang out with neighborhood kids, ride their bikes, and sign up for extracurricular activities as well. And our 9th grader is part of a weekday church group where she is able to hang out with kids her own age. It keep things interesting in our lives!
This year we decided on a new schedule with extra weeks so that we can plan vacations or allow our students to take a few days off if they need to refresh and renew their minds.
1st Trimester: August 1st-October 28 (1st week was just getting used to schedules) (Break October 3rd – October 7th or October 10th -14th) EXTRA: 1 Week off Student Choice
2nd Trimester: October 31st – Feb 24th (Thanksgiving Holiday: November 21st – 25th off, Christmas/Winter Break December 26th – January 6th) EXTRA: 1 Week off Student Choice
3rd Trimester: February 27th – June 2nd (Spring Break April 10th – April 14th) EXTRA: 1 Week off Student Choice
This year we are doing mostly all earth schooling with smart games from Timberdoodle.
Our focus for the new year:
1st Grader will be doing a new curriculum from Oak Meadowalong with earth schooling added and we hope this helps her move forward in her journey in education. We will be doing more hands on and real world scenarios to help her understand what she is learning. Making a calendar, understanding the moon phases, the seasons and how they compare to each other are some of the concepts we will do together.
2nd/3rd Grader this year will be a combo class because our student made such great progress in 1st grade with English, math, and reading comprehension. We are utilizing the All about reading Level 3 this year along with Math you see Gamma and Delta along with some books with writing activities and journal prompts.
5th Grader will be moving forward with math, English and science and working to move another grade ahead for next year to be in 7th grade. For science she wanted to learn about forensics so we got a kit on esciencelabs.com After looking at the kit and the lab information we figured it would be a good fit.
9th Grader High School here we are! All of the coursework for high school is with earth schooling high school website except Algebra 1. We decided to do an online math course with MrD Math because we are hoping that it will help her understand the work that needs to be put into math, notes, and understanding concepts.
Reading list for 4th and 8th Graders
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Freedom Train
Ben & Me
Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story
The Birchbark House
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple
1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Children of the Wild West
The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank
Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer
Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
House of Light, by Mary Oliver
We may change the books we read depending on the library availability.
There are many reasons to consider homeschooling your children. Perhaps you’re not happy with the quality of education they’re receiving at their current school. Maybe you’re concerned about the environment they’re being exposed to. Or maybe you simply want to be more involved in their education.
Whatever your reasons, homeschooling can be a great option for families. It can be a bit of a adjustment to get started, but there are many resources available to help you.
One of the great things about homeschooling is that you can tailor the curriculum to your child’s individual needs. If your child is struggling with a particular subject, you can spend more time on that topic. Or if they’re excelling in a certain area, you can give them more challenging material.
Another advantage of homeschooling is that you can instill your family’s values in your children’s education. You can choose textbooks and other materials that reflect your beliefs and world view.
Of course, homeschooling isn’t for everyone. It takes a lot of time, energy, and commitment. But for families who are willing to make the investment, it can be a very rewarding experience.
1. Choose the curriculum that is best for your family.
There are a variety of curricula available for homeschooling, so take the time to find one that fits your family’s needs. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the right curriculum for your family. The most important thing is to find one that fits your child’s learning style and your family’s values.
One way to find the right curriculum is to talk to other homeschooling families and see what they use. You can also look for online reviews of various curricula. Once you narrow down your choices, you can request samples from the companies to see what the materials are like.
Another important consideration is your state’s homeschooling laws. Some states have very specific requirements for what you need to teach. Make sure you are familiar with the laws in your state before you choose a curriculum.
Once you have all of this information, you can start to make a decision about which curriculum is right for your family. It can be a big decision, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. With a little research, you can find the perfect fit for your family.
2. Be flexible
Homeschooling can be a great way to tailor your child’s education to their specific needs and interests. However, it’s important to be flexible in your approach to homeschooling.
Your child’s individual needs and learning style may change over time, so it’s important to be open to adapt your homeschooling methods as needed. Additionally, children’s interests can change rapidly, so don’t be afraid to try new approaches or switch up your curriculum from time to time.
By remaining flexible in your homeschooling, you’ll be able to provide your child with the best possible education.
3. Get organized
It is important to have a plan and be organized when homeschooling. This will help make the process smoother and more successful.If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot on your plate. You may feel like you’re constantly running around trying to get everything done, but never quite feeling like you’re on top of things. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to get organized.
There are a few things you can do to get yourself organized and make your life a little easier. One of the first things you need to do is create a schedule. This will help you keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Having a schedule will also help you keep your priorities straight. Having a system in place will make your life much easier and less chaotic.
Finally, one of the best things you can do to get organized is to declutter. Get rid of anything in your life that is taking up space and is not serving a purpose. This includes physical items like clothes and books, but also things like old memories and grudges. Decluttering will help you to focus on what is important and let go of what is not.
Getting organized can seem like a daunting task, but it’s definitely worth it. Once you get into the habit of being organized, you’ll find that your life is much simpler and less chaotic. You’ll also be able to get more done and have more free time to enjoy the things you love.
4. Take Brain Breaks
We all know that feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed out. Sometimes, we can push through and power through it. Other times, we need to take a step back and take a break. This is especially true when it comes to our children.
If you notice your child is starting to get overwhelmed, it’s important to take a brain break. This can be anything from reading a book together to playing a quick game of catch. Taking a few minutes to relax and rejuvenate can make all the difference in the world.
And don’t forget, you deserve a brain break too! If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a break for yourself. Go for a walk, read your favorite book, or just take a few deep breaths. Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of your children.
So next time you’re feeling stressed, remember to take a brain break. It’ll do you and your children a world of good.
Now that you have the supplies and the organization you need, it is time to get started. Enjoy this new adventure and watch your child grow and learn!
With school right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for your new semester. As daunting as all those books, assignments, and exams may seem, getting back into the swing of things is easier than you think. If you’re anything like us, though, you’ll probably need a little extra help to get there.
After all, it has been a while since we last saw our favorite literature-loving nerds. Luckily for you (and us), we’ve put together a few helpful tips and tricks that will make getting back into the groove of things at school much easier than you think.
Make a To-Do List
One of the most basic but also most effective ways to get ahead on studying and schoolwork is to make a to-do list. While this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s important to note that not all to-do lists are created equal. You need to make sure to set specific time frames and goals that are workable and reasonable for you to achieve so you don’t get overwhelmed. An easy way to do this is to break up your tasks into daily, weekly, and monthly sections. This way, you can make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew, and you don’t get too overwhelmed.
Network and Stay Organized with Your Classes’ Google Calendars
Another easy but effective way to stay organized is to network with your peers. This can be done by joining on-campus clubs and organizations, or even finding a mentor. It’s also super helpful to add your courses’ Google calendars to your Google calendar so you can stay on top of due dates. If you are just starting high school you can schedules your classes and see if your teacher has a link for schedules. If you’re attending a more unconventional school, like a community college, you can ask your professors if they have Google calendars and if they’d be willing to add you as a guest.
Don’t be afraid of the library!
Every student’s least favorite place is the library. But if you don’t go, you’re only hurting yourself. Sure, it can be loud and stressful, but that’s why you need to know how to survive there. First, bring your own headphones (they’ll make you less of a nuisance to other students). Next, familiarize yourself with the layout of the library so you can quickly find the resources you need and avoid heavy foot traffic. Third, make sure to get there early and stay late if you plan on studying there. That way, you can avoid “the rush” to find a spot and the general noise.
Start Your Studying Early
You might think that starting your studying as late as possible is the best way to prepare for your classes, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s important to note that the best time to start studying is actually a few weeks before the start of your semester. This gives you enough time to get caught up on all the material you’ll need to know for your upcoming classes and gives you a little leeway in case you get too wrapped up in your studying and miss a due date. If you’re not sure where to start, try taking a look at your school’s syllabus and course catalog.
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself!
This may be obvious, but it’s important to remember to make time for yourself while you’re at school. It’s easy to get wrapped up in your classes, social life, and extracurricular activities that you forget to take time to recharge. Try to set aside a few hours each week to do something you enjoy, whether that be reading, watching a show, going out with friends, or just relaxing at home. It’s important to remember that while school is important, it’s not everything. School can be a fun, adventurous time in your life, but it’s important that you take it seriously, too.
With these tips and tricks, you can make sure to get ahead on your schoolwork, stay organized, and have a stress-free experience getting back into the groove of things.