New Year, New Curriculum and Revisiting Homeschooling Legally in California (Ep #64, 12/18/16)

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New Year, New Curriculum AND Revisiting Homeschooling Legally in California

In this episode, the moms review their 2016-2017 curriculum choices, and revisit homeschooling legally in California.

Links in this Episode: 

Noodle Homeschool-Now Tina’s Learning Adventures

Homeschooling with perimenopause

Tina’s AdventuresNow Tina’s Learning Adventures

Wacom Intuos Pro tablet

Some of Maeven’s art work she’s created with her tablet…most of these are still works in progress:

Project-based learning

Reggio Emilia


Lori Pickert’s Facebook group: Project Based Homeschooling

The Tech Museum of Innovation

Monterey Bay Aquarium Homeschool Day

Wacom Digital Drawing Tablet

FullMoonWolf37 Dani’s YouTube Channel

Dani’s DeviantArt Account 

RaddishKids, DoodleCrate and Tinkercrate

2016-2017 Curriculum Choices:

Maeven (10th)
English – Brave Writer: Help for High School (Interview with Julie Bogart Part 1Interview with Julie Bogart Part 2)

Earth Science – CK12 Earth Science Concepts for High School

Algebra 1 – Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs

World History – Crash Course World History with The Great Courses (if needed)

Intro to Business – Micro Business for Teens

Photoshop – learning on her own


Tyren (6th)

Math – Math Mammoth Light Blue Grade 5

Language Arts – Brave Writer, Writer’s Jungle (and he’s taking the Brave Writer “Kidswrite Basic” course in Feb)

Science – Pandia Press Chemistry, level 1, CK12 Earth Science Concepts for Middle School

Social Studies – History of US, Joy Hakim

Dani (9th)

Language Arts – Moving Beyond the Page 12-14

Math –  Searching, potentially Aleks

History – Pandia Press American History Odyssey

Electives – Digital Arts, with an class from The Animation Course this spring

Jack (5th)

Language Arts, History and Science – Moving Beyond the Page 8-10

Reading – All About Reading

Math – Math Mammoth Light Blue Grade 5

Homeschooling Legally in California Links:

California Homeschool Network

Homeschool Association of California 
A Step-by-Step Guide to Starting Your Homeschool (California Homeschool Network)

California Department of Education page to file private school affidavit  

Attendance Forms

CA School Immunization Record

Keeping Private School Records in CA

Public School Independent Study Programs (ISPs)

Public Charter Schools

California Charter School Locator

This episode is sponsored by:

Moving Beyond the Page – homeschool curriculum for hands-on, creative, and gifted learners. Learn more at

Math Mammoth – Publisher of student directed math worktexts that all the Savvy Homeschool Kids use. Learn more at

Pandia Press – Publisher of REAL Science Odyssey and History Odyssey. Check out their fantastic Try Before you Buy! Learn more at

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