Tuesday, April 5, 2016

3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Purchase Curriculum

Happy Hour

Happy Tuesday!!  I was the host over at Homeschool Happy Hour today.  This is an amazing group of ladies, and I feel so blessed to be a part of this great group.  The topic I choose for today has been on my heart + mind the past few weeks so I hope that it will be helpful to you ladies as you plan + prepare the educational choices you are making for your family.  Please remember that there is no “right” materials or methods.  You simply have to give this all over to the Lord and He will guide your path. 

Ready to watch today’s Happy Hour?  Here we go…

3 Questions To Ask Yourself
Before You Purchase Curriculum

I mentioned a few resources in this episode…

This is a workshop explaining the 5 main styles (or flavors) of homeschooling.
In this video,
Sonya Shafer explains each one and helps you choose the one that best fits your family. 

And here are a few other good resources to help you learn all the terminology and methods associated with homeschool.  (Some are books and some are blog posts.)


Pam Barnhill over at EdSnapshots has an excellent resource to help guide you to find your family’s educational method. 

Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started.
by:  Erica Arndt at Confessions of a Homeschooler

Erica Arndt at Confessions of a Homeschooler has a book and a blog post on the methods that you might want to check out.   

Remember…  Ask yourself those 3 questions - Why are we homeschooling?, What materials do I like to use?, and How do I want to teach? – and this should set you up for success and keep you from buying the wrong kids of curriculum. 

Thanks to all you ladies that joined me live today and I hope this was helpful as you make plans for the upcoming year.
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Homeschool Scopes

Homeschool Scopes is an amazing online group that connects homeschoolers via the Periscope app. You can connect daily with other moms as well as watch the fun "Homeschool Happy Hour" hosted by one of the members every Monday - Friday at 3:45pm Central.  

Please hop on over to HomeschoolScopes.tv to join in on the fun!


  1. Thanks for this information I am going to be homeschooling for the first time next year (August). I found you through the homeschool scopes.

    1. Alyssa, Thanks so much for dropping by our blog. I just LOVE the community over at Homeschool Scopes, don't you? Happy Planning for your 1st year of homeschooling. I wish you the best!!

  2. Hi Jamie,
    I know you're busy, but would you happen to have the information from the video (descriptions of those three questions) available in another form? I appreciated the content here so much last year, and I wanted to pass it along to others but now the video is expired.