Classroom Set-Up: Back to Relaxed Mormon Homeschool

It is that time of year again. School teachers and Homeschool moms are very busy right now. It is time to plan for the upcoming academic year of 2017-18. It will be another new and exciting academic year for all of us. It is a very exciting time of year. It is a time to start fresh and look forward to newness and think of how things will be different this year. There is always a hope that each year will be better, easier. There is a great aspiration to have a better set-up which will make finding things easier, which will make us able to do things we do repeatedly and often, more efficiently, and which will make everyone feel in the mood to enjoy togetherness, make friends (or become closer as a family), learn and do school work.


I am well aware that public school and charter school teachers are getting ready as well as homeschool moms like me. My parents were public school teachers until they retired, and I know they were starting to prepare for the new academic year at this time. In my local school district, the first teacher contract day is in a week and a day. Generally, my mom and dad worked at least 3-4 days not on their contract, before the school year began. It is likely that this coming Monday, many Weber County School District teachers will show up at their school, unlock their classroom which has rested from teacher eyes all summer, and will sigh, stare at the walls and cabinets and wonder where they will start in setting up their classrooms.


I remember all those years helping my mom and dad set up. Even for me, as a child and as an adult, it was exciting. I loved making sure all the new pencils were sharpened, and that every desk had a name label, a spelling book, a math book, a science book, a language arts book and a social studies book, along with a new pencil, a new ruler and a new box of pencils. Now I am a homeschool mom teaching my large family of children preschool through tenth this year. I have purchased many school supplies. I have yet to purchase more needed supplies, but for the most part, I have the supplies. We have one table in the homsechool room, so I do not set books there or put name labels on for the kids. I put books and supplies in the homeschool cabinets, lined up and organized nicely, ready for what we will be studying this year.


I have switched out the science focus. Although I hired out for science, I have science books in the homeschool room for when I say that today, I want them to pick a non-fiction science, geography or history book and read it, or when, for language arts, I want them to use non-fiction books to do a research report.


When my public school teacher parents were getting ready for the new year, there was much de-junking and organizing. There wasn’t recycling. They only had garbage cans, but much went into the trash. My homeschool room has to be newly de-junked and papers filed and put away or recycled. I have one full box of school papers my mom gave me and one full blue bin of papers I put in the bin from all the years of homeschooling combined. I have to go through them. Don Aslett called it “the paper tiger” in his book about de-cluttering the office. A homeschool room is very much like an office, but we do have a separate room for the office.  It is needed for my homeschool file cabinet, homeschool workbooks I photocopy, my computer and pur 4-in-1 machine which photocopies, scans and prints. 


I am also making plans for creating more for other teachers to use in my Teachers Pay Teachers store. All of you who are reading this and who have created any tool for a teacher to use (public school teachers, charter school teachers and homeschool teachers) may wish to open a Teachers Pay Teachers store and sell the tools they have made. You can sign up here. It is free to start, (although you will make more money per item if you have a paid annual plan).


Teachers pay teachers referral link

Kayse Morris: Teachers Pay Teachers, for beginners (How to make it look good so it will 

Just make what you need for your own family or classroom 

Suggested Blogposts:

Whole House Home Ed Organization

Homeschool Dailies
LDS Homeschooling
Transgenderism and Homosexuality in Utah Schools Starting with 2017-18
Humanism is a Religion

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LDS Women Can Make Academic Curriculum!

One really great quote by President Brigham Young on LDS Homeschool Curriculum Writing and Publishing is here below.

“We want to make our own school books. We are paying now from thirty thousand to sixty thousand dollars a year for school books that can be made here just as well as to send and buy them abroad. This is carrying out the plan and principles of building up Zion, whether you know it or not. We may preach until Doomsday, and tell how Zion will look, how wide her streets will be, what kind of dwellings her people will have, what kind of carriages and what fine horses they will have, and what a beautiful looking set of people they will be, but it is all nonsense to talk about what we will never reach if we do not stop our folly and wickedness. We have the privilege of building up and enjoying Zion, and I am telling you how to do it. We want the women, from this time forth, to go to work and save the paper rags, and we will make the paper for them. And they can learn to make type. I can pick hundreds and hundreds of women out of this congregation that could go into a shop and make type just as will as men, it is a trifling thing. And they can learn to set type, and they can learn how to write for our school books. We have plenty of men and women that know how to write books, and how to teach too. We have just as good school teachers here as any in the world.”

President Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 16:17)

He made a great point here, or a few great points. We cannot just talk about Zion. We have to have actions that show sincerity. We have to show faith by our actions. What, in 2015, are people waiting for? Zion is not something that President Monson is going to create for us, then invite us to join in on. Zion is something that united LDS people will create by coming together, having faith and being determined.

Brigham Young is also telling us here, that we LDS members must educate our own kids, that we have those among us talented and able, to write curriculum, design it, get it printed and publish it. We already have much selection in LDS Homeschool Curricula. We have the talent among us to make even more!

I am working on math standards created by piecing togehter the following:

Pre Common Core Utah Math Standards
Constance Kamii math principles, as covered in her Piaget-based research
My own math education (what was taught each year when I was in school)
What I know of my childrens’ abilities at each age
What I know about teaching math at home
What kids need the most in real life, put first
What I want my kids to know at each age
Math divided by topic, then by subtopic, first, and, last, by grade level within the topic and subtopic; Also, math divided by grade level, then by topic and subtopic (so that a parent can teach using one or the other)

If I can do this, why can others who are LDS not also do this? Ehy must we depend on members of other churches making “Christian” curricula? Why should we depend on non-LDS teachers? We can teach our own children. We can! I know, because I can. I know you can, too!

I know many of you who di homeschool ar thinking that the academic strength of LDS Homeschool Curricula is likely not good. I challenge those who think this to go onto the LDS Homeschool Curricula page, click on the links which I have labeled for having academics taught from an LDS Perspective, get samplea of these and try them out with your kids.

For those of you who are not yet homeschooling, I challenge you to contact someone you know personally who home educates and ask them for a tour of their homeschool set-up in their house, with some information on how they do it. I also suggest you join a facebook grouo for local homeschoolers and local LDS homeschoolers, so that you can go to group events and meet these people while you are making this decision about whether to do this yourself.

Please also go with your spouse to the temple, praying before and after about whether it be right to LDS homeschool your kids. I know that Heavenly Father knows what is best for you and yours.

Heavenly Father was involved in our decision to LDS Homeschool. I also recently received personal revelation that I need to unite the local LDS Homeschooling Community, so that we may be one in God’s hands (for if we are not one, we are not his). This blog post is part of that effort. I hope it helps many people!

I share this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Agenda 21 and ICLEI all in One Breath!

Agenda 21 is not an organization or a war. It is a document. It is an agenda, a plan. You can read the documente itself on the internet. ICLEI is the International Counsel on Local Environmental Initiatives. It is an organization run by United Nations to implement Agenda 21 in your local community. ICLEI is not all that is included in Agenda 21, but it is one big, giant, scary piece. Of course, all the oieces are scary. ICLEI is something scary which is happening right in your neighborhood, though, which is what makes it really crazy scary. You can kill it in yr local are by going to your city counsel meeting, your local University, etcetera. Really!

     This post is not a very bloggish one. Instead of being like an essay, it is just a bunch of books to read, videos to watch and links to follow. Please go through them, though, one by one, even if it takes you many days. The knowledge you gain will make it worth it!

Rosa Koire is the author of a great book about Agenda 21. This is her political web site.

UN to Send Peacekeeping Forces Into Ferguson Missouri

Division of Air Quality, burn ban

Overview of America 1 of 4, the JBS

Overview of America 2 of 4 by JBS

3 of 4

4 of 4

Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation

How Your Community Is Implementing Agenda 21, Speech by Rosa Koire

The Depopulation Agenda For a New World Order Agenda 21, You tube

Agenda 21 and Freedom Notes and Stuff
http://wp.me/pDRum-lB

Homeschool Early College by Exam
http://wp.me/pDRum-hL

Test Your Way Through College in Homeschool
http://wp.me/pDRum-eN

L.D.S. Homeschool Curriculum Web Site List
http://wp.me/pDRum-kz

Socialism vs. Capitalism in the U.S.A.
http://wp.me/pDRum-hF

Utah, We Love Thee. Keep Local, Local.
http://wp.me/pDRum-hz

Propogandizing Pearson-made Online Language Arts Assignment
http://wp.me/pDRum-go

Commentary on an Article About Feelings About Common Core in Utah
http://wp.me/pDRum-fK

United States History: What To Cover in Our Homeschool
http://wp.me/pDRum-f8

Think You Aren’t “Cut Out” For Homeschooling? Wrong!
http://wp.me/pDRum-fv

Re-Writing United States History is David Coleman’s Job
http://wp.me/pDRum-fm

Homeschool Transcript Using High School Graduation Requirements of Utah
http://wp.me/pDRum-eG

Homeschool and Early College at Weber State University
http://wp.me/pDRum-ey

UpStart is NOT Free! It Has a Big Price!
http://wp.me/pDRum-e8

UpStart is NOT Free! It Has a Big Price!
http://wp.me/pDRum-e8

Costs You Nothing? Paid for by Tax Dollars? Common Core!
http://wp.me/pDRum-dX

Do You Feel Like Homeschool is the Answer, But Not Know the Way to Do It?
http://wp.me/pDRum-dt

I recommend that you read these books:

“The Third,” by Abel Keogh

“Agenda 21,” by Harriet Parke & Glenn Beck

“Living with Agenda 21: Surrendering Our Freedoms,” by Dr. H. Lawrence Zillmer

“Behind the Green Mask,” by Rosa Koire

“Fabian Freeway,” by Rose Martin

“If It’s Broken Don’t Fix It: An Inside Look At Education & The Common Core,” by Mr. Noriega

“Uncommon: The Grassroots Movement to Save Our Children and Their Schools,” by Kris L. Nielson

“The Cult of Common Core: Obama’s Final Solution for Your Child’s Mind and Our Country’s Exceptionalism,” by Brad McQueen

“How to Homeschool College,” by Lee Binz (Just read all of her books)

“Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook:…” by Cafi Cohen

“How to Skip A Year of College and Save Thousands,” by Brad Becker

“Graduate College Early! How To Use AP and CLEP Exams to Graduate College in 3 Years or Less,” by Scott Douglass

“The Brainy Bunch: The Harding Family’s Method to College Ready by Age Twelve,” by Mona Lisa Harding and Kip Harding

“Called Home: Finding Joy in Letting God Lead Your Homeschool,” by Karen DeBeus

“Help! I’m Married to a Homeschooling Mom: Showing Dads How to Meet the Needs of Their Homeschooling Wives,” by Todd E. Wilson