186 episodes

A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

Homeschool Together Podcast Arial and Matthew Buza

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

A working mom and a stay at home dad help you navigate the complex and dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling.

    Leaning Into Your Strengths

    Leaning Into Your Strengths

    All of us have skills and passions personally, but how often do we leverage these in our homeschooling? Today we’re discussing incorporating your talents and those of people around you to bring fun and energy into your homeschool!


    Identify your talents
    Look outside yourself
    How to turn your talent/passion into a learning opportunity


    Touring The World Resource Guides
    Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether


    Consider Leaving Us A Review
    If you have a quick moment please consider leaving a review on iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/homeschool-together-podcast/id1526685583


    Show Notes
    Impostor Syndrome - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/7
    Do The Work: Overcome Resistance - https://amzn.to/3A0QpQ0
    DK Musicals - https://amzn.to/3qynwrC
    Blender 3D Animation - https://www.blender.org/


    What Are We Into
    Zuma Dancing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8
    Cosmic Yoga - https://www.youtube.com/c/CosmicKidsYoga


    Connect with us
    Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/
    Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together
    The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 30 min
    Short Bite - My First Castle Panic

    Short Bite - My First Castle Panic

    On this week’s Short Bite we’re talking about a great preschool/early elementary game, My First Castle Panic, designed by Justin De Witt, and published by Fireside Games. This cooperative game is lots of fun for both kids and adults while introducing light strategy and preparing kids for more challenging games.


    Ages: 4-8
    Players: 1-4 players
    Playtime: 20 min
    Educational Value: color and shape matching, cooperation, hand management


    Touring The World Resource Guides
    Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether


    Show Notes
    My Castle Panic Jr. - https://amzn.to/3FotBL2


    Connect with us
    Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/
    Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together
    The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 7 min
    Our Review of our Public School Homeschool Parent Partnership

    Our Review of our Public School Homeschool Parent Partnership

    This is a big one! We spend the episode discussing the Homeschool Parent Partnership. This is a local public school setup and geared towards homeschoolers (I know!). We've been attending this school for the last quarter of 2021. We discuss what we like, what we didn't like, the culture of the school, support, class types, and just about everything. If you're lucky enough to have a school choice option in your local area and are looking to join a parent partnership this is the episode for you.


    Check out our interview with the school administrator for the Parent Partnership - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/61


    Touring The World Resource Guides
    Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether


    Consider Leaving Us A Review
    If you have a quick moment please consider leaving a review on iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/homeschool-together-podcast/id1526685583


    Show Notes
    Getting to Know a Parent Partnership with the Sky Valley Education Center - https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/61


    What Are We Into
    Gameschooling with the Family! (Finally)
    Board Game Stats App - https://www.bgstatsapp.com/


    Connect with us
    Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/
    Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together
    The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr
    Short Bite - Build Your Library Winter Holidays Around The World Unit Study

    Short Bite - Build Your Library Winter Holidays Around The World Unit Study

    In this short bite we discuss the winter holiday focused unit study from Build Your Library. We paused our around the world journey and took on this unit study over the holidays. We discuss the things we liked, the things we didn't, and our overall impressions.


    Touring The World Resource Guides
    Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether


    Show Notes
    Holidays Around The World - https://buildyourlibrary.com/unit-study-winter-holidays-around-the-world/


    Connect with us
    Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/
    Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together
    The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 10 min
    Our Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Pre-School Homeschool Year (2022)

    Our Kindergarten, 1st Grade, Pre-School Homeschool Year (2022)

    We're back friends! The holidays are over, we survived, and it is podcast time. We sit down and chat abour our homeschool plans for this coming year as our 6yo finishes kindergarten and transitions into 1st grade. And (yikes) our toddler becomes a kid and we start a basic curriculum! 2022 will be a fun year! So, sit down, grab a warm beverage as we share our plans for 2022.


    Touring The World Resource Guides
    Check out our country resource guides to help you with your around the world journey: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether


    Consider Leaving Us A Review
    If you have a quick moment please consider leaving a review on iTunes - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/homeschool-together-podcast/id1526685583


    Show Notes
    Torchlight K - https://torchlightcurriculum.com/torchlight/level-k/
    Build Your Library K - https://buildyourlibrary.com/purchase-level-0-curriculum/
    Build Your Library 1 - https://buildyourlibrary.com/purchase-level-1-curriculum/
    Build Your Library Pre-History - https://buildyourlibrary.com/unit-study-prehistory/
    Blossom and Root Wonders of the Prehistoric World - https://blossomandroot.gumroad.com/l/msQvT
    Tides of History Podcast - https://wondery.com/shows/tides-of-history/
    Building Foundations of Scientific Understanding - https://amzn.to/3sWGbPr
    Playing Preschool - https://busytoddler.com/product/playing-preschool-complete-program/
    My First Orchard - https://amzn.to/3mSr4lY
    Blossom and Root Early Years Vol. 1 - https://blossomandroot.com/curriculum/
    Right Start Math A/B - https://store.rightstartmath.com/rightstart-mathematics-level-a-second-edition-book-bundle/
    Mathematical Reasoning - https://amzn.to/3zi4jwV
    Math Mammoth 1 - https://amzn.to/3eH7rJc
    All About Reading 1/2 - https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-reading-level-1/
    All About Spelling 1 - https://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-spelling-level-1/
    Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Lesson - https://amzn.to/3JyaotV
    Evan Moor Skill Sharpener - https://www.evan-moor.com/skill-sharpeners
    Build Your Library Harry Potter (Book 1) - https://buildyourlibrary.com/unit-study-harry-potter-sorcerers-stone/


    What Are We Into
    Crayola Light Pad - https://amzn.to/3Jx7vJM


    Connect with us
    Website: http://www.homeschool-together.com/
    Store: https://gumroad.com/homeschooltogether
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/homeschooltogether
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/hs_together
    The Gameschool Co-Op: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gameschoolcoop/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 44 min
    (Encore) Build Your Library with Emily Cook

    (Encore) Build Your Library with Emily Cook

    It's Holiday's this week and we're very busy with family. So, if you would indulge us with some episodes from the archive. Thanks for all your support! We look forward to an exciting new year! Enjoy! :)


    Join us as we sit down with Emily Cook, creator of Build Your Library Curriculum! This is a terrific secular option inspired by Charlotte Mason and full of amazing books to enjoy with your learners. We discuss how Charlotte Mason principles have been incorporated into this curriculum, what led to the creation of Build Your Library, Emily's recommendations for supplements, and what's on the horizon for Build Your Library families!


    Show Notes


    Build Your Library Curriculum
    www.buildyourlibrary.com


    A Literary Education: Adapting Charlotte Mason for Modern Secular Homeschoolers by Emily Cook
    https://amzn.to/2TzGpJj


    Build Your Library University (for Parents)
    https://buildyourlibrary.com/build-your-library-university/


    Build Your Library Read Aloud Book Club
    https://buildyourlibrary.com/bookclub/


    Build Your Library Unit Studies
    https://buildyourlibrary.com/purchase-unit-studies/


    Explode the Code phonics instruction
    https://www.explodethecode.com/


    Handwriting Without Tears
    https://www.lwtears.com/hwt


    Growing with Grammar and Soaring with Spelling
    https://jackrispublishing.com/


    Writing With Skill by Susan Wise Bauer
    https://amzn.to/3e1Y066


    Mad Libs
    https://amzn.to/35GOGAD


    History Quest by www.pandiapress.com
    https://amzn.to/34zaper


    The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer
    https://amzn.to/2HywjWQ


    A Charlotte Mason Companion: Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning by Karen Andreola
    https://amzn.to/2TwMlmb


    Mellisa Wiley Blog - Here in the Bonny Glen
    http://melissawiley.com/blog/


    Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence Goldstone
    https://amzn.to/34zHsPv


    FREE Resource Guide
    Download our FREE North American Resources List to enhance your global studies with your learners!
    https://rebrand.ly/fstke


    Connect with us
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/homeschooltogetherpodcast/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/homeschooltogetherpodcast
    Website: https://homeschooltogether.fireside.fm/
    Email: homeschooltogetherpodcast@gmail.com

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

skdjfbcks ,

Useful homeschooling podcast

It’s our second year homeschooling and so far this has been the most useful podcast I’ve found. Discussions center around common struggles, curriculum and game reviews, organization, styles of schooling, interviews with other homeschooling parents, balancing life, and so forth. As they state, focused on early learners, but that is perfect for us with a 7 yo. Thank you for creating this, Buza family.

Sunshyne49 ,

Sound homeschool advice

Loving your podcast! We are into our second year of homeschooling and I am still feeling clumsy and unsure of our footing. Listening to your podcast has been a lot of fun and even though my learner is past the “early” stages, I have been able to get a lot of good advice and confidence from your episodes. We deal with physical and mental health issues, so I find that shorter sessions more similar to an early learner allow us to achieve more success in the long run. Having a family, career and homeschooling is exhausting so I appreciate your time taken to produce these episodes.

crazy2homeschool ,

Awesome how-to-homeschool program

Found you guys by accident. Now catching up from all your episodes from the first one! I love the “what are we in to”. Love the humor and encouragement and pointers. Great job guys!

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