5 Days of Homeschooling with Excessive Energy – Curriculum

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This is Day Three of this Schoolhouse Review Crew Blog Hop! There are over 60 of us involved and we are each sharing something different…so much to learn and read and enjoy! I don’t know about you but I have GREATLY ENJOYED hopping around reading about different things that interest us and our homeschooling!

In case you missed them, you can read my first two posts if you would like…day one was explaining what *I* mean by ‘excessive energy’. Day two was discussing diet changes that may help with excessive energy. And now today…I will be sharing some curriculum ideas that have worked really well for us.

The first thing is Learn and Grow for Preschool age. We absolutely LOVED this curriculum!

Another item for preschool age that came along just a little late for us but would have been wonderful was The Homegrown Preschooler.

Some wonderful “curriculum helps” are from Carol Barnier: How to Get Your Child off the Refrigerator and on to Learning and The Big What Now Book of Learning Styles.

Somewhere along the road we heard that marital arts can be really good…it helps them to learn to pay attention to their bodies and to control themselves so we have been enjoying that for about the last year. The Lord provided a Christian based Tae Kwon Do company and we’ve been happily attending there.

We are taking more of a Charlotte Mason approach with P as it offers more freedom to move around as well as a later “start date” for official schooling. Charlotte Mason also believed students needed plenty of time outside – which works perfectly for us!

Some of the other items we are using that seem to be working are: Math-U-See, Language Lessons for Little Ones, Christian Liberty Nature Readers, Magic School Bus monthly kits and Amazing Science. Since P doesn’t really like to sit down he LOVES Science! It allows him to learn while moving and participating.

The biggest suggestion I would have is that you think out of the box…do not expect your child with excessive energy to sit down and do worksheets for any length of time (if at all). We are constantly amazed that P is listening even though he is moving around and making it seem like he is not listening – HE IS and he is learning. (We ask him to repeat back something he heard and he can / does – and THAT is all that matters!).

Just breathe mom…we can make it through this!

Make sure you hop over and visit the rest of my “small group” to see what they had to share!

Lexi @ Lextin Academy ~ The Homeschool Dad, CEO
Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles ~  Organizing Your Home and School
Cristi @ Through the Calm and Through the Storm ~ Homeschooling Thankfulness
Melissa @ Mom’s Plans ~ Historical Field Trips
Karen @ Tots and Me ~ Making Geography Fun
Adena @ AdenaF ~ Mnemonics
Amy @ Homeschool Encouragement ~ Lego Learning
Erin @ For Him and My Family ~ Record Keeping

Then click the picture below to visit the main page and see what some of the others shared!

April Blog Hop

Have a wonderfully blessed day!


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2 thoughts on “5 Days of Homeschooling with Excessive Energy – Curriculum

  1. Lexi April 9, 2014 at 9:22 am Reply

    My son is a little wiggly during school time. What has worked for us is Right Start Math, Logic of English Foundations, and read alouds for science and history – with some hands on projects. He enjoyed the hands on learning of Nancy Larson Science and Elemental History. He also really enjoys Bible Study Guide for All Ages because he gets to color on the pages as I read the story. It’s good to keep his hands busy while we learn! And to keep the lesson times short!!!


  2. Lynn April 10, 2014 at 1:27 pm Reply

    We love the Charlotte Mason approach to homeschooling and have adapted that to fit us for the past three years. Using that with a bit of eclectic picks we’ve come up with a wonderful array of curriculum that works..


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