Hello! I am Heather Harris, a Texas elementary school teacher now homeschooling my 3 children in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. I post my best sellers from Teachers Pay Teachers here on my blog, and also post articles about things I'm teaching my own kids, or subjects that interest teachers (homeschool or otherwise).
For many, school is about to begin and thus the season of curriculum posts is upon us. But for my family, school has already begun. You may have wondered where I was for the last few weeks and now you know. We started school on July 22 so we are in our 3rd week already!
Why start school in July?
Well this year, I have decided to shake things up a bit. The first change is that we are doing a different school calendar. We will go to school for 6 weeks and then take a week off. This week off will be used for all or some of the following- field trips, catch-up, my planning, rest and fun.
The other change is to some of our curriculum, which will be following a somewhat revised Classical Education. Last spring, I read Susan Wise Bauer's The Well Trained Mind. As much as I thought I was NOT a Classical homeschooler, I was shocked to find out that most of my beliefs about education were indeed right in line with Classical Education!