Lately, I am feeling a little bit anxious. Besides this strange “pandemic” we are in, the end of the school year is fast approaching. I feel the need to get it all done, but I don’t feel the desire. I never feel like I have done the best job, and I always feel like
Like many things, having your child learn an instrument is easier said than done. Traditional lessons are expensive, time-dependent, and all too often too far away from home to be viable. It doesn’t have to be this difficult though; in fact, many parents have found a way to teach piano at home to their child.
Welcome to Your New Normal What? Does that frighten you? It should not! No matter what your new normal is, due to health, finances, job changes, or even COVID-19, God is still there, and He is still at work. Besides, I can tell you from experience that this new normal will too pass, and
Have you considered taking your homeschool outdoors? A wide variety of outdoor homeschool activities await your child. Not only does outdoor learning help foster decision making skills, independence, and confidence, but it also gives your child a chance for hands-on, kinesthetic learning. Create an outdoor backpack with a water bottle, nature journal, Bible, and
Many of us use a curriculum to teach math, but using literature to teach math can be a great teaching tool. I am continuing this math literature series with some of the best books to teach fractions. With my love for literature and math, it only makes sense to combine the two so I
Spring has sprung! The world outside is filled with flowers, the grass is a little greener, and the sky is a little brighter. How on earth can you stay inside and do school? It’s time to take school outside! I was in elementary school in the late sixties, early seventies. Some of my teachers
We’ve been studying the early modern period this year in our homeschool, so we decided to do a project that would help us to experience what life was like during this time in history. We wondered how much more work it may have been not to have a modern pen to write with but
As Easter rolls around, one of my favorite candy treats hits the shelves… jelly beans! Traditional, sour, theme-flavored – I like almost all of them (well, maybe except those weird flavored ones and black licorice). But jelly beans are so much more than candy when it comes to Easter and a great way to