Sometimes, life gets crazy, and sometimes you just need a change of scenery and pace. We tend to be more eclectic homeschoolers, than most. We incorporate different methods for different subjects, use a fluid schedule, and we aren't afraid of change.
I have found over the years, we have to be fluid in our methods. Mr. B's interests and likes change. Mr. B loves online work and play, but not for every subject. And not all the time for the subjects he likes. He likes Math online, like CTC. But at the same time, he also has a need for more traditional worksheet type work. He prefers reading and language arts to be paper, and not online. He prefers a more traditional or Charlotte mason approach to both of those subjects. He like spelling online, and he likes any form or method of science. He can read all day long about science topics, he loves hands on, and he's perfectly happy to explore on his own! We tend to gravitate to Charlotte Mason style for history, but traditional is OK, too.
Given our hectic schedule, we may not always be able to do schoolwork on a fixed time frame or at home, so we have developed a philosophy of the world being our classroom.
Another thing that keeps us eclectic in nature is the Homeschool Review Crew. I don't think many of my readers realize how much change takes place on a regular basis, or maybe they do-they just don't understand HOW we do it. We may review 2 or 3 different math programs in a year. I think our first year on the Crew, we reviewed 4! It's our easy ability to add and remove programs to suit our needs that enable us to be good reviewers.
Over the next 5 days, I plan to show you an inside look into our homeschool. From curriculum choices, to our daily "schedule," I hope you will find the information useful in your own homeschool adventures!!