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Our Homeschooling Curriculum and Goals for this Year

Our Homeschooling Curriculum and Goals for this Year

Each year that I homeschool, I learn a lot about being a good teacher. In these early years, I feel that I improve as a teacher by at least 30% each year over the previous year. Most of what I have to learn has to […]

Standardized Testing: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills

Standardized Testing: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills

My love of a bargain resulted in our standardized testing taking a different path this year. In Virginia, homeschooled students must provide proof of progress each year to their local school district. The “proof” can be either satisfactory performance on a standardized test or an […]

How Our Homeschooling Fared Last Year

How Our Homeschooling Fared Last Year

Last fall, I gave a peek inside our homeschool classroom, showing a little about what we were learning. It was my first year homeschooling two children at the same time, one in kindergarten and the other in third grade. I am pleased to report that […]

Richmond Surprise: Day 5

Richmond Surprise: Day 5

It was the last day of camp and we were all glad to have made it the full week and to be celebrating artistic accomplishments! We dropped off the girls and my son and I spent the morning looking at Richmond architecture. I was specifically […]

Summer (Un)Scheduling

Summer (Un)Scheduling

My mom called the other day in alarm that there had not been a Ruly post in over a week! She wanted to make sure I was OK. Yes, all is well! We have just been extremely busy with a ballet recital last week. Between […]