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This Blog is An Archive And Has Not Been Updated Since 2018

9.27.2021: Google very recently changed drive links for security reasons, so you may find that when you click on a link for one of my printables that you need to submit a share request. PLEASE only submit one share request per item! These have to be manually confirmed and I will get to them when I get to them. I promise you that sending me 12 requests in rapid succession will not make that happen faster, lol! I do not sit on my computer waiting around to send people instant shares of freebies. Thank you so much for your patience as I try to sort out this latest Google mess.

How We Learn

This is the page where you will find links to articles and resources, all pertaining to educating your kiddos.

How we do it!

Check out our Plans for Learning:

Our 2014-2015 Learning Map-Read about our plans for this year.
Our 2013-2014 Learning Plan- Read about what we used in our homeschool last year.
Our 2011-2012 Curriculum

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds is the Home of the Virtual Curriculum Fair! 

Each January, 20+ bloggers participate in this month-long fair designed to show you what we do in our homeschools and how we do it. Each week has a different theme and all participants include links to all the posts for that week:
  1. Playing with Words: the Language Arts---includes phonics, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, speech, literature, etc., etc., etc. Latin and foreign language studies could also go here. 
  2. Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science---includes anything to do with mathematics, mathematical thinking, numbers, arithmetic, symbolic logic, critical thinking, and math-y sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.). 
  3. Exploring Our World: Social Studies and more Science---includes history, geography, world cultures, worldview, biology, botany, geology, etc., etc., etc. 
  4. Seeking Beauty: the Arts and Everything that Brings Beauty to Our World---includes any of the arts, handicrafts, but really ANYTHING at all that adds beauty to your homeschool.
Click the pics to go right to 4 years of the VCF!

2015 Virtual Curriculum Fair

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The Official 2014 VCF Pinboard

You'll find lots of free online homeschool resources archived here:

Week in Review Posts

Random Thoughts on Teaching Writing
On Teaching Writing
The Reading and Writing Link
Content Vs. Form

Posts to inspire and show that you are not alone:
A Day in Our Homeschool
Why the "Socialization" Question Doesn't Worry Me
The Busyness of Spring (on finding balance)
Feed Them for a Lifetime
Two Steps Back?
Where We're At
New Lessons Learned
Time to Light a Fire
Learning to Teach Virtue
Why We Homeschool...the Kiddos Have Their Say
Good Habits Lead to Virtue
Re-Evaluating Math
They Never Cease to Amaze 
Rethinking My Style
Too Many Curriculum Options?
Multi-Level Teaching Tip:  Let Them Wake on Their Own 
Letting Go of Un-Useful Things
Is it really just over 6 years until graduation?
Adjusting Our Language Arts
The Week of Mondays

On Learning Challenges:
When Mama Has a Learning Disability, Too
Committing Words to Memory
Conquering Math Facts
The Week of Discoveries
The Narration Solution for My Narration Phobic Kid
Understanding the Whys of My Own Limitations
Avoiding the Labels

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