A captive audience. That’s what you have in family and friends on Thanksgiving. Each year at this time we share what we call a Thanksgiving Homeschool Celebration or a unit celebration of our first semester of homeschool. Basically, we show off the best of our homeschool work and projects while the Thanksgiving side dishes are still warming in the oven. This homeschool tradition is rooted
You may be wondering, should I homeschool my child? Where do I even start? How do I make the decision to homeschool? Well, each and every family is unique. That is exactly why homeschooling may be the answer for you. Because you have a family like no one else, you have the freedom to design a learning experience specific to learning styles and on your
I had not back to homeschool school planning dates with each of my children this week. It is always good to take each of my children out, one-on-one, and chat about this BIG year coming up. There’s just something special about designating time for just the two of us to talk. I thought you might like to know more about this simple idea, too. How
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
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!
Do we plan every minute out, or get up in the morning and see where the day takes us? I will tell you that my natural inclination would be the later. I am that artsy free spirit, an adult with ADD if you will. I think that by getting up without a plan, I am living by faith. Less plan = more faith. However, I
This year, I’m down to one student in our family homeschool. Along the way, I have made changes, tweaking each child’s education, finding improved curricula for math or science, adding special projects to English and history, and incorporating electives for each child’s interest. With my youngest that meant adding a home economics class. So here is home economics updated. Home Economics Updated As I searched
Today’s chalk pastel tutorial is in honor of a wonderful resource! Our friends at Crowe’s Nest Media have produced an education and beautifully God-glorifying DVD. Your Backyard: The Life and Journey of the Amazing Monarch Butterfly. You will want to click over to The Curriculum Choice for my review. Then, come back and enjoy this butterfly pastel from Nana. We watched, first hand, the metamorphosis