The thing about homeschooling is that there is no one way. It can range from the very flexible (unschoolers) to a very structured curriculum driven. It it up to you to decide what works best together with you children. We are more unschoolers, where our children are involved in the decisions and they drive the learning.
So what works for you? The exploration is not mere academic, it is emotional and spiritual as well and involves everyone in the family (to some extent, the community as well).
Education is about head, heart and soul.