Imagine this scene…. You’re new to homeschooling, and you’ve filed your notice of intent (or whatever is required in your state). You have cleaned out the guest room, added desks, and created a “school room” (or you’ve just cleared off a space on the kitchen table). You’ve even purchased a set of bookshelves from a yard sale, dusted them off, and set them in your
Last week of the ER visit, I spoke of good intentions and three basic helpful habits for homeschool. This week we gently folded in and fell back into our morning routine and homeschool schedule. Habits help. Especially the helpful habits for homeschool in the Before 8:45 Checklist. Helpful Habits for Homeschool – Before 8:45 Checklist with Prayer This checklist from HSLDA’s Vicki Bentley and her
As homeschool moms, we tend to forget ourselves and take care of everyone else in our families. Yet, we need to take care that we do not neglect our own grooming and appearance, as these are important to help us feel our best. Following are my tips for taking care of the homeschool mom with a simple beauty/grooming routine and suggestions for some of my favorite products.
Recently, a new acquaintance approached me hopefully. “Could I get your advice on how to get started home schooling?” she asked. Since putting together a plan of action for this lovely woman, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I were to share how to get started homeschooling with our readers?” If this is your first year homeschooling, here are my recommended 10 steps to
The Summer Games are back! Are you ready? We are! And we are excited. Eight years ago we began our homeschool year with a unit study around the Summer Games. Then we did it again four years later. We learned all about the history of the games, the city the games were held, sports in general, what it takes to become an Olympian and much,
This is a pastel painting that I completely thought up myself. Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial – instead of the Old Man in the Moon! Young Mr. Moon Chalk Art Tutorial Supplies: I used a medium brown construction paper and these pastel colors: light brown, white, black, light and dark blue. Start with your young moon – place him a little more than half-way up
It’s hot outside. Mosquitoes abound (at least here in the south). I bet you are fanning yourself as you are reading this. Ready for some cool thoughts for mid-summer? Our annual tradition of Christmas in July will have you and your children smiling. Christmas in July For one or two days right smack in the middle of summer we celebrate Christmas. Yes, Christmas in July!
In celebration of Georgia’s most famous crop, we offer a Georgia Peaches Chalk Art Tutorial. The delicious sweet peach. The state’s nickname fruit was first planted in Georgia in the 18th century, and is still an important fruit crop today. Peaches rank 3rd in production in the U.S. We produce more than 40 different varieties of peaches and almost all are sold fresh! Yum!! Georgia