Awesome Friday Classes for Homeschoolers in Pasadena

If you are looking for homeschool enrichment classes, try these! The Co-Op meets at St. James United Methodist Church in Pasadena on Washington Blvd. There are still openings in robotics, math, chess, geology, and more! This Friday, September 6, St. James Co-Op will have a back to school event. Click here to sign-up for classes, […]

California History

Buy California Out of the Box Spiral Bound

Ahhh…the virtues of spiral bound! As a home educator, it’s helpful to have the page stay flat. Some of my favorite homeschool curricula are Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) and Teaching Textbooks (student workbooks) — these are both spiral bound. Teaching is hard enough; it’s nice to not fight your book as well! Families […]

For Parents

If I Homeschool in California, is it Necessary to Track with Public School?

In California, the answer to this question may be yes or no, depending on how you decide to do homeschool. Option #1: Not Tracking with Public School You do not need to track with specific grade-level requirements for public school if you go with a PSP (private satellite program) — or — if you fill […]

For Parents

Should I Homeschool?

I am considering it, but am unsure. The idea of homeschooling feels like hanging from my ankles! Doubts. One reason you may be considering homeschooling is what you observe in either public or private school options. Maybe school is not quite working as you hoped. Maybe your son or daughter is not doing well in […]

California Field Trips

A Los Angeles Aquarium Not to Be Missed

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Surrounds One of the joys of parenthood is cycling back to your richest childhood experiences; it’s always rewarding to find the place that you went to growing up—is still as great as you remembered it. Cabrillo Beach is this sort of a rich memory for me. There are 5 things I […]

California History

Carrier Shell Curriculum at Great Homeschool Convention Ontario

I am so excited about Great Homeschool Convention in Ontario, June 13-15, 2019. Stop by booth #329, Carrier Shell Curriculum, for a California-oriented craft activity, an awesome Raffle (where you too can enter to win your very own carrier shell and craft pack), ask questions about our next unit study curriculum due out in fall […]

Events

Earth Party! It’s Coming!

Earth Party! An Early Introduction to Carolus Linnaeus and the System of Classification of Living Things Unit Study (Grades 1-4) Why have we written this curriculum? Sometimes during childhood we are introduced to new concepts at surprising times. One such memory in my childhood was going on a ride, “Adventure Thru Inner Space” at Disneyland […]

California History

California History Homeschool Class in Arcadia

FUNdamentals, Wednesdays 2-3:30 Grades 3-6 If you family has not gotten to California history yet in homeschool, this one’s for you! FUNdamentals offers Wednesday classes for homeschool students, grades K-12. See this post with more info about the program. Christine Echeverri will be teaching the class based on her recently published California Out of the […]

Events

Build Your Bundle May Sale

I am excited to announce a digital download of California Out of the Box is being offered on a Cathy Duffy Approved Homeschool Bundle May 15-22. Log in and get great deals on e-copies of trusted homeschool resources.

California History

California History Curriculum Snapshot: The Missions

Literature-Based One aspect you will find with California Out of the Box is at each step, learning is anchored in story. As I have gone to homeschool events and conferences, many have asked how I tackle the California missions period. The missions unit in California Out of the Box begins in the late 1700s with […]