free middle school curriculum

Homeschooling 8th grade for almost free

Hard to believe we’ve reached the last year of middle school! Even though we’ve incorporated some high school level work last year, this year seems like a huge milestone. We’re also starting the school year in a bit of flux. I’ve been the primary caregiver for my grandparents for the past three and a half […]

5 Play Anywhere Learning Games

For us, especially in the pre-school and elementary ages, homeschooling looked a lot like kids just go everywhere mom goes. These little sponges pick up so much, incorporating lessons and practice into everyday tasks. We even created a catchphrase, singing “Everyday Math!”, any time we had to figure some real life math problem. Bringing kids […]

Writing Fanfiction as a Middle School Curriculum

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Writing fiction is hard. It’s hard for people who love to write, want to write, and have something they want to write about. I have enough half-formed stories in my head and belong to enough writers’ support groups to know this. If it’s hard for an adult when they have all that going […]

FanFiction Resources

For more about how we’re using fanfiction writing in middle school check out this post. Resources for students and parents ** An Important Note –¬†Fanfiction is extremely popular. If it’s a book, movie, TV show, celebrity, or anything else in pop culture – there’s probably a fanfiction work (fanfic) about it. Writers range from preteen […]