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Welcome! This page is designed to be a reference for all the homeschool related posts I have shared on Joyfully Weary. It's my hope that having everything listed in one spot will make it easier for readers (you!) to locate ideas and resources. It brings me great pleasure to think that more people than just my little family can benefit from this work.

When talking with others about homeschooling, one question that inevitably comes up is, "what philosophy do you follow?" Truth be told, I'm inspired be several (Montessori, Charlotte Mason, unit studies, classical, etc.) but I am a disciple of none. My main goal in educating my children is that they'll be questioners...that their thirst for knowledge will be unquenchable.

this is a print that hangs in our schoolroom

Picture Book Units 
Chapter Books Units
Preschool/Kindergarten Thematic Units

First Grade
Miscellaneous Posts
-These are my go-to homeschool websites/blogs. 
  • The Helpful Garden - she offers a ton of FREE beautiful Montessori printables.
  • I Can Teach My Child - she is a mother of boys and is always sharing lots of hands on/kinetic learning activities.
  • Living Montessori Now - a great resource for Montessori materials (diy & purchased) and thematic ideas.
  • Ambleside Online - an online Charlotte Mason curriculum, their booklists are a great free resource. 


  1. An incredible idea. I will share them with my blog visitors. Thanks!!!

  2. So excited that I found your blog! I love so much about your curriculum and also love Montessori, Classical (Thomas Jefferson) and Charlotte Mason philosophies. I am researching and contemplating homeschooling my children who are 8, 6, 4 and 18 months and would love to find other mothers near me who do! We live in Buffalo Grove...I would love to meet you and glean from your wisdom! But understand if that too random :) My email is
    Thank you for your blog!

  3. What a wonderful site and list of resources! Thank you so much for your great posts!

  4. Such a wonderful blog! I have seen pictures on pinterest of your Apples Preschool Syllabus but the link here doesn't work. Any chance you still have it? Thank you!

    1. Sorry, I had taken it down for a bit. Here is a link to the Apple Syllabus.

  5. The Alphabet Egg hunt was a really great idea. I will have to use that with my students.

    When you are ready for second grade or need some extra work for first grade, you might want to check out our resources at:

  6. Children are naturally born creative. With doing this kind of stuff they will learn more. Keep it up.
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