Creative science and math? I am not that creative. But I have found that science and math often go hand in hand. Kids love science experiments, and they often have elements of math included, such as amounts and percentages and time. And, math will often include scientific data such as graphs and estimates. Teaching these
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Does teaching spelling make you smile, sing, and celebrate? Or does it wear you out as you shed a few tears? And just why are wear and tear spelled the same but sound so different? Seems like a lot of “wear and tear” on this old homeschool mom! Sometimes spelling success comes through hard work over many years, and sometimes it comes
As a homeschooling family, we have had many opportunities to participate in amazing activities throughout the years. From field trips such as visits to the Fire Station or the U.S. Mint to Science Fairs and International Festivals, we have had our fair share of fun! However, as my now college-aged children look back over their
We’ve all been asked, “Why do you homeschool?” I always give a different answer depending on where I am, what I am doing, and how much time I have until the kids get antsy. Putting down my answer in words gave me clarity and helped me remember some basics that I can now share quickly.
Hey Mama, Are the textbooks working? Is there a subject you are not sure how to handle? Or do you just need something different and fresh? Whenever I am at a loss as to what to do with one of my children, whether they are struggling in a certain subject or I feel
One of the biggest myths about homeschooling is that the operations involved are easy to manage manually. This is not the case. In fact, as any seasoned homeschooler will tell you, there is a lot of work that goes into ensuring that learning at home proceeds smoothly. This is where a school management
Hey Mama, Summer is a good time to mix fun and less structured learning. Whether you school year round or take a break, you’ll find some great ideas for summer activities in The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine. Make ice cream Create memories Start a business And remember . . . If you know nothing else, you