Dear Homeschooler, There were so many titles I could have given this list: Encouragement for all homeschoolers, 10 pieces of advice for a new homeschooler, What I Wish I’d Known When We Started Homeschooling, My Best Advice, Don’t Let Homeschooling Get You Down. Whatever the title, I hope you will find something to urge you on. I hope you find something to encourage you in
When I first started homeschooling I was desperate to learn how to do it. I knew it was easily an extension of parenting and reading books aloud to our eldest. But part of me needed details and examples. Fortunately, I have several long-time homeschooling friends who have mentored me. Those I can still call on for advice. But there are also books I read that
“So, when are you going to enroll her in mother’s morning out?” That’s the question I heard most often when our eldest was just a little more than a year old. It’s also the question the Lord used to work on my heart about homeschooling. So I am sharing how to homeschool preschoolers. Because so often I hear, “I can’t homeschool because of the little
Hello from Nana at ChalkPastel.com! Are you all ready for the National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day on August 4th? Let’s get our tummies growling with this fun chocolate chip cookie chalk pastel art lesson! Chocolate Chip Cookie Chalk Pastel Art Lesson Suggested supplies: Get one sheet of plain copy paper and turn it horizontally. Your pastel colors are: white, dark brown, gold, and pale blue.
I have always loved a path or walking trail. I especially love spying the curve of the path up ahead and the promise of more to discover in the woods. We have several really great walking trails close to us. We even have our very own, short little curve of a trail through our backyard. So, when we enjoyed a mini-unit study of Henry David
A round up of all my helpful habits on homeschool planning at Hodgepodge! Homeschool Planning at Hodgepodge First off, I do plan our homeschool year in rough form. I explain that time in detail in my Annual Planning and Goal Setting habit. But I honestly do not plan our year weekly. I: look at our resources, gather what we need. spend time praying for and
Any time is a great time for a patriotic art project. Flag Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day. You can create a beautiful American flag any time of the year with this American Flag Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial! American Flag Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial Supplies needed: For this American flag chalk pastel art tutorial we used one half of an 8 ½
I have shared the span from preschool to middle school – our curriculum choices for each age and stage. Today we reach high school. We have now graduated two high schoolers and will have a junior in the fall of 2018. I am so very thankful my husband and I have the privilege of this time with our young adults. Thankful we can tailor an
Today, I introduce you to our Littlest Girl of the Hodgepodge. She will be sharing many different types of things here in the future. She is a lover of books, nature and all things sharks! Today she shares her very favorite books with all eight-year-old girls out there. Favorite books for an eight-year-old girl. Then find more in a list at the end. Favorite Books
The children and I have shared before how Teaching Textbooks homeschool math curriculum is our perfect match. We have a hodgepodge of learning styles in our homeschool. Our eldest, one of our visual learners, is off at college and thriving. Another auditory learner graduated last year and is on an entrepreneurial and online studies path. We still have three cruising through Teaching Textbooks. And wow!
This is making me sooo hungry! Don’t you want to take a bite? Here is a really fun challenge for all you who love donuts! You may also want to celebrate National Donut Day on June 1st! Here is how to draw a donut with chalk pastels. How To Draw a Donut with Chalk Pastels Get your piece of copy paper out and turn it
I love chalkboard. I also appreciate a good list. And so we created a chalkboard of summer prompts. A combination of the two! Simple. Actions verbs. Encouraging us all to be creative! It’s nothing fancy but when I shared it on Instagram and Facebook, there were several friends interested. So I thought I’d expand and explain a little more. Summer is the perfect time