Homeschooling With Layers of Learning

Homeschooling With Layers of Learning

On this page, you'll find How-To Homeschool Guides by Karen & Michelle, 3 Steps for Building a Layers of Learning Homeschool, and all the resources you need to create your own hands-on family school.

How-To Homeschool Guides

Newbie?

If you're new to homeschooling, walk this way.

You've Got This!

Karen will walk you through how to get started, choosing curriculum, planning, and keeping records.

Been Around the Block?

Experienced homeschoolers, choose door number two.

Get Inspired!

Michelle will lead you to better organization, tips for high school, and a joy-filled homeschool.

Building A Layers of Learning Homeschool

Step #1: Join our Community

Getting involved with the resources and other users of Layers of Learning will help your homeschool be much more successful than if you try to go it alone.

Facebook Community
Community Pinterest boards organized by unit.
You Tube Playlists

Step #2: Plan For Success

Preparation is essential for a well-run homeschool.  But don't worry, we'll teach you to streamline it and keep it flexible.

Step #3: Learn Together

Layers of Learning is designed for your whole family to learn together in a fun, hands-on way.  Our Catalog Tour and gallery of posts for Creating A Layers of Learning Family will get you off on the right foot.

Creating A Layers of Learning Family

Helpful posts & printables for your Layers of Learning homeschool

Printable Notebook Covers and Spines
How to Use a Tablet With Layers of Learning
Tips, Ideas, & Printables for Layers of Learning Narrations
Homeschooling in High School
This is our Book of Years, a collaborative family timeline. Come see how we made it!
Correlation Charts to dovetail LoL with other resources
What Homeschooling With Layers of Learning Looks Like At Our House
How To Evaluate Layers of Learning Assignments & Courses
Course Descriptions & Charter School Information
Free Printable Student Notebook Covers
Games To Introduce A Unit
Review Games To Play
How To Make The Leap from Teaching To Learning Together

More Helps For Homeschool Parents

karen

A Peek Into Our Homeschool

I always wish I could be a fly on the wall of other homeschoolers.  If you'd like to take a peek into our homeschool, here's what a day in our homeschool looks like.  And here's what a week using Layers of Learning looks like for us.

The Right Curriculum Can Help

We wrote Layers of Learning to solve some of the problems we were facing in our own homeschools.

Not Enough Time

Layers of Learning allows us to combine the teaching of four core subjects (history, geography, science, and arts) into one lesson we teach to all of our kids at once, freeing up time.

Boring Curriculum

Textbooks and workbooks have their place.  But we feel like we get plenty of that in the 3R's.  We wanted fun, memorable activities that we didn't have to dig around the internet for every time we taught a new topic.

Limited Budgets

Curriculum is expensive.  Kids are expensive.  We needed a cost effective way to teach our kids.  The way Layers of Learning is structured allows us to use a single curriculum for all of our kids all the way from 1st grade to 12th grade.  And it stands alone.

Layers of Learning can't solve all your homechool problems.  It won't fix up a school room for you or make your kids suddenly sit quietly and well behaved throughout the day.  (Let us know if you magically solve that one, won't you?)  But it might make your school more fun, less stressful, and hopefully a lot less expensive.

Come read our curriculum guide to find out more, and learn how you can try it for free.