Curriculum Guides

Learn to use Layers of Learning and Writer's Workshop, build your home into a family school, start homeschooling for the first time, plus get all your other questions answered.  Use these guides below!  Or scroll down to see all the Layers of Learning tutorials.

Layers of Learning Curriculum Guide

Writer's Workshop Curriculum Guide

Building a Layers of Learning Homeschool

Brand New Home Schooler Guide

F.A.Q.s and Support for Layers of Learning

All the Layers of Learning Tutorials

Homeschool Science Curriculum in a Four Year Cycle

As Karen and I were hashing out how we wanted the Layers of Learning curriculum to be organized I assumed we would do science in a traditional pattern.  We would …

Is Homeschooling Really Right For Us?

Have you been at this homeschooling thing for awhile, but you are still struggling?  Are you questioning your decision or feeling burned out and inadequate?  Do you feel out of …

A Day In Our Homeschool

People, mostly mildly curious, but sometimes sincerely wanting to know if they could ever manage homeschooling, ask me what do we do when we’re “doing school”?  I usually give a …

Exploration Stations

I want to raise curious kids who are lifelong learners, so I’ve created a home that can help foster those traits in my kids.  Around the house, I’ve set up …

Reviewing by Fishing

We’re big fans of alternatives to boring test taking for the younger set, especially the under ten crowd.  Here’s an easy and fun idea for reviewing the facts you’ve learned …

Homeschooling Styles

When I started homeschooling it seemed like everyone I spoke with and every book I read talked about homeschooling styles. Everyone wants to know what “style” of homeschooler you are. …

Homeschool Structure

I am constantly asked about what our homeschool is like, especially by people who are considering homeschooling themselves.  They want to know how it’s done.  They wonder what our schedule …

“How Do I Cover Everything?” . . . and Other Questions From Homeschool Moms

Over and over I hear the same several questions from homeschool moms, and I want to put your mind at ease a bit as you begin homeschooling by answering them …