Most of us could be qualified as “All or Nothing” homeschoolers. We ride hard in whatever lane we’ve assigned ourselves and worry constantly about not living up to standard we have set for ourselves. Most of us could also assign ourselves a few other labels, as well. For example, I am the queen of
Does anyone else have the problem of fussy kids after they’ve been indoors way too long with nasty weather? It seems to me they lose all motivation for “regular” schoolwork and get just plain fidgety! What’s a momma to do? Perhaps it’s time to rethink your end of the year learning strategy. No one
Whether you call it a mental health day, a break for scheduling, or a teacher professional development day … we all need a break every now and then. Don’t feel guilty about this. Every professional educator has breaks like these scheduled; in-home educators need the same. There are many benefits of taking a break
Because of the pandemic, the year 2020 was a disaster on so many levels, especially for those attending college. Campuses closed, classes went virtual, and in many cases, students suffered. Events and celebrations were cancelled, including in-person graduation ceremonies. Students who did not have access to the internet had to figure out where to go
Many of us use a curriculum to teach history, but using literature to teach history can be a great teaching tool. I am continuing this history literature series with some of the best books to teach about World War I. Using literature to teach history illuminates the time period, helps integrate the history curriculum,
When the seasons change, our family tends to switch gears in our homeschool routine. I never like to be stuck in the same rut. When thinking about spring activities for homeschoolers, it’s fun to think outside of the box. It brings excitement and a change of scenery, which is oftentimes all that kids need.
Can I teach everything? Just me? Definitely not. Not all at once, not every day, and definitely not all by myself. A great blessing and relief in home education is that it can be a multi-faceted effort. Homeschool families have help from online classes, DVDs, math tutors, music teachers, sports coaches, Bible studies, co-ops,
Palm Sunday. It’s a joyous day. We go to Sunday school and church, listen to a cantata of hosannas, and often leave with sprigs of palm leaves. Sometimes our children come into the “big” church waving paper palm branches. Christians around the world commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. And without a doubt, it’s