Have you heard that statement? “I don’t know how you do it.” Or the question – “how do you teach so many different ages?” Well, we’ve covered that in many ways in this series. But, today’s topic is for you, the homeschool parent. It seems that statement or question always hits me on one of the hard days. And, sometimes, as a homeschool mama, I’d
In our home, we use basically three types of teaching applications or technology-based learning: computer games/apps, edutainment and courseware. Computer Games/Apps Did you know that spending a few minutes playing some of your child’s computer games can equip you to use these games to teach? One very popular game, Angry Birds (which is available on all computing platforms) has a sophisticated physics engine governing the
Yesterday’s art tutorial is definitely a hands on type of learning. We love art around here. We also enjoy other types of learning projects. Sprinkled here and there throughout our homeschool days are times of pre-planned and spontaneous hands-on learning. This type of activity is often how we meet the needs of the learning styles discussed in Recipe for Teaching Multiple Ages. Remember Quiet Time?
My Blue Boat: A Pastels Tutorial The joy of art. We are blessed that way. See, for over two years now Nana has taught the children chalk pastel lessons on a variety of subjects. She teaches all the children at once – multiple ages. And I join in now and then too! How about you? Won’t you join us? Consider this your personal invitation! Let
Welcome back to Lasagna Learning: Teaching Multiple Ages. Don’t miss the link to a review of Harmony Fine Arts Plans below! Unit studies are great for an age range because everyone is immersed in the same subject. Unit studies are often how we fit it all in! After the 3 Rs, we can mostly finish up the remainder of our subjects all together – all
All this week I’ve been sharing the learning layers of our homeschool day. First, we place a generous helping of prayer, next we layer all those helpful homeschool habits, we stir around the 3 Rs on five levels. After lunch we sprinkle the wonderful spices of enrichment, showing how we fit in all the extra hodgepodge of learning. So now… Are you ready to put
One more thing after lunch. One more thing after lunch. This is the one thing that really changed our homeschool. When the children were all little we could usually get most of our learning completed before lunch. As they grew and the needs of the age range grew as well, I struggled to fit it all. My friend, Kerri, chimed in with, “we do one
Sunday morning, I’m helping put his shoes on for church and he says it. “Mama! N is for no and Y is for yes!” And I realize then that it’s time. It’s time to teach four-year-old to read. Those gentle ways of reading. He’ll be the fifth one we’ll teach. Of course the three Rs are each subjects children need individual attention in. And each