Welcome to Day 1 of the 5 Days Back to Homeschool Blog Hop.

Today we are discussing one of the beautiful things about homeschooling!

Tailoring our teaching approach to meet our childrens learning needs is definitely a perk in our homeschool journey.

The Lord has blessed me with 6 children to educate and I must utilize my time wisely.  I have found that teaching as a group for as many subjects as possible has worked magnificent for our family.  I will discuss more on this topic tomorrow.

The children all do table work in the morning except for bible and character study.  I work with the individuals and help the older ones when needed with the core subjects during this time.

In the afternoon, I utilize a topical approach rotating usually every 3 weeks between History, Science, and Geography.  We usually read books on the specific topic while creating a lapbook or notebook pages to go with our study.  My high schoolers usually are studying the same topic, but it greater depths.

Using a topical approach is the only way I can cover all the subjects thoroughly, rather than trying to juggle all 3 subjects per week.  This keeps me sane.

If I had to pinpoint the more familiar homeschool approaches, I would say we utilize the Charlotte Mason approach with some principle approach thrown in there, too.

I look forward to sharing why we choose our homeschool curriculum choices for the 2012-2013 school year.

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