33 episodes

Are you new to homeschooling and not sure where begin? Or, are you a veteran homeschooler looking for new resources, ideas, or curriculum to help your child learn better? Join teacher now homeschool mom of three, Kathy Gossen, as she streamlines your research and shares 5 of the best homeschool takeaways, tips, or resources in 10 minutes or less so you can confidently teach your children today.

The Homeschool 5 in 10 Kathy Gossen

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Are you new to homeschooling and not sure where begin? Or, are you a veteran homeschooler looking for new resources, ideas, or curriculum to help your child learn better? Join teacher now homeschool mom of three, Kathy Gossen, as she streamlines your research and shares 5 of the best homeschool takeaways, tips, or resources in 10 minutes or less so you can confidently teach your children today.

    An Inside Look at the Mystery of History Series

    An Inside Look at the Mystery of History Series

    Are you considering The Mystery of History series for your homeschool?  Or, are you looking for a biblical worldview world history curriculum that provides a solid foundation for your children?  Today I’m looking at this 4-volume series and sharing an honest review based on our personal experience with each of the four textbooks.
    For a transcript of today’s show visit TheHomeschool5in10.com.  
    For more homeschooling takeaways, tips, and resources, become a Homeschool 5 in 10 Insider.


    Connect with Kathy Gossen:
    Email | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest


    Links from today’s episode:
    ·        Mystery of History
    ·        Usborne’s Timeline of World History
    ·        All Through the Ages by Christine Miller
    ·        Grammar Galaxy
    ·        Mystery of History Volume I Playlist
    ·        Oklahoma Field Trip database


    Note: Some links maybe affiliate links.  For more info, please read my disclosure policy. 

    • 10 min
    Math Curriculum--Which Should You Choose? Pt 2

    Math Curriculum--Which Should You Choose? Pt 2

    Trying to decide which math curriculum is right for your child?  This week I am joined by Karen Serna to chat about different math curriculums we have used over the years as we have tried to find that "perfect" fit for our kids. During this second part of our discussion, we take a closer look at the math curriculums we have used and break down the pros and cons each. It's a little longer episode, but it is filled with valuable information about each of the following math programs: 
    Our discussion includes comments regarding the following curriculum:
    Singapore Math (KA-3B)Teaching TextbooksSaxon Math (3rd and up)Mathematical ReasoningSchormann MathHorizons MathMammoth MathArt of Problem SolvingMEPS Karen is a former analytical chemist and Bible school director and instructor, who is now entering her 10th year of homeschooling.   She, her husband, Art, and her two children are currently residing in Milwaukee, WI where they oversee City on a Hill, an urban ministry that seeks to end generational poverty through medical services and youth/adult programing. City on a Hill also provides educational experiences for those outside the realm of poverty so that they can more effectively serve the poor in their communities. If you would like to support City on a Hill or volunteer alongside Karen and her family, check out their website to learn more.

    For a transcript of today’s show visit TheHomeschool5in10.com.  
    For more homeschooling takeaways, tips, and resources, become a Homeschool 5 in 10 Insider.
    Connect with Kathy Gossen:
    Email | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest
    Note: Some links maybe affiliate links.  For more info, please read my disclosure policy. 

    • 22 min
    Math Curriculum--Which Should You Choose? Pt 1

    Math Curriculum--Which Should You Choose? Pt 1

    Trying to decide which math curriculum is right for your child?  This week I am joined by Karen Serna to chat about different math curriculums we have used over the years as we have tried to find that "perfect" fit for our kids. During this first part of our discussion, we talk about math learning methods (spiral approach vs. mastery approach) as well as the consideration of personality types when choosing math curriculum. 
    Our discussion includes comments regarding the following curriculum:
    Singapore Math (KA-3B)Teaching TextbooksSaxon Math (3rd and up)Mathematical ReasoningSchormann MathHorizons MathMammoth MathArt of Problem SolvingMEPS Karen is a former analytical chemist and Bible school director and instructor, who is now entering her 10th year of homeschooling.   She, her husband, Art, and her two children are currently residing in Milwaukee, WI where they oversee City on a Hill, an urban ministry that seeks to end generational poverty through medical services and youth/adult programing. City on a Hill also provides educational experiences for those outside the realm of poverty so that they can more effectively serve the poor in their communities. If you would like to support City on a Hill or volunteer alongside Karen and her family, check out their website to learn more.

    For a transcript of today’s show visit TheHomeschool5in10.com.  
    For more homeschooling takeaways, tips, and resources, become a Homeschool 5 in 10 Insider.
    Connect with Kathy Gossen:
    Email | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest
    Note: Some links maybe affiliate links.  For more info, please read my disclosure policy. 

    • 11 min
    Is All About Spelling a Good Choice for Your Child?

    Is All About Spelling a Good Choice for Your Child?

    Considering All About Spelling?  This week I am joined by Karen Serna to chat about the ever popular spelling curriculum, All About Spelling .  Listen in as we discuss the pros and cons of the program for different types of students. 

    Karen is a former analytical chemist and Bible school director and instructor, who is now entering her 10th year of homeschooling.   She, her husband, Art, and her two children are currently residing in Milwaukee, WI where they oversee City on a Hill, an urban ministry that seeks to end generational poverty through medical services and youth/adult programing.   If you would like to support City on a Hill or volunteer alongside Karen and her family, check out their website to learn more. 

    • 17 min
    5 Fall Holidays That Can Make Homeschooling Fun!

    5 Fall Holidays That Can Make Homeschooling Fun!

    Looking for ways to add a little spice to your fall?  Today we are going to be talking about five fun lesser-known holidays that can enhance your homeschool and increase your child’s understanding of history, build character, and open new doors for learning.  This podcast is filled with amazing resources and ideas that you will be able to implement without ever leaving home!
    For a transcript of today’s show visit TheHomeschool5in10.com.  
    For more homeschooling takeaways, tips, and resources, become a Homeschool 5 in 10 Insider.
    Connect with Kathy Gossen:
    Email | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest
    Links from today’s episode:
    ·        Nature Study Live
    ·        Outschool
    ·        Discover Oklahoma
    ·        Virtual field trips I mentioned in episode 11
    ·        Khan Academy
    ·        Easy Peasy All-in-One-Homeschool
    ·        Increase individuals’ IQ statistics
    ·        Encompass Preschool Curriculum
    ·        Signing Time 
    ·        ASL alphabet, colors, common signs
    ·        Deep cleaning checklist
    Note: Some links maybe affiliate links.  For more info, please read my disclosure policy. 

    • 8 min
    5 Things to Focus on When Studying Geography

    5 Things to Focus on When Studying Geography

    Are you getting ready to study geography in your homeschool?  Most people know to study the country’s location and possibly the demographics when studying geography, but the most impactful areas of geography lie beyond the landscape.  As you begin to study geography, you will want to make sure you have plans to incorporate these five things to leave a lifelong impression on your children’s hearts and minds. 
    For a transcript of today’s show visit TheHomeschool5in10.com.  
    For more homeschooling takeaways, tips, and resources, become a Homeschool 5 in 10 Insider.
    Connect with Kathy Gossen:
    Email | Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | Pinterest
    Links from today’s episode:
    ·         My First Trip Around the World Online Curriculum
    ·        Geography Now YouTube Channel
    ·        Passport to the World by Craig Froman
    ·        Peter Menzel’s books
    ·        Child Labour Around the World Video
    ·        Give. Hope. Global.
    ·        Mr. History on YouTube
    ·        Janet and Geoff Benge Books
    ·        Window on the World by Operation World Resources
    ·        Pray for the World 
    ·        Operation World
    Note: Some links maybe affiliate links.  For more info, please read my disclosure policy. 

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Molly799 ,

Helpful

I am a veteran homeschool mom and love the tips and ideas Kathy shares. The short format is helpful because it gives me 10 minutes to think about my homeschool and if there is something I could add or do dofferently.

Damayoman ,

Cool concept for a homeschool podcast

I love the “5 in 10” concept! It’s perfect for extremely busy homeschool moms like me who are always in the market to learn more and keep up with the latest in research. Thanks, Kathy, for breaking it down for us!

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