I have always wanted to learn Spanish. I took two years of high school Spanish, and then after college, I married the son of Colombian immigrants. My in-laws frequently conversed in Spanish with my husband, leaving me to rely on what I could recall from almost ten years earlier. Living in a culturally diverse
When I started homeschooling eighteen years ago, I looked to the library for books like The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, Caldecott and Newberry winners, and other “best kids’ books” type lists. However, with the increasing emphasis on political correctness, homeschool reading can no longer depend on traditional references. To find the best books for
Wherever you live in the U.S., you are only a hop, skip, and a jump from one or more 2020 homeschool conferences. Listed below are 50+ homeschool conferences around the country. Check the list to find out where you can go to get rejuvenated, inspired, and encouraged in 2020! ALABAMA Birmingham Homeschool Fair & Convention –
First, I must be honest. I never taught spelling with my oldest daughter (gasp!) who has now long since graduated my homeschool. I never used a spelling book, list of words, or curriculum with her, and online spelling programs didn’t even exist back then. Just as she effortlessly learned to read, she seemed to learn
To help make sure my teens are prepared for the business world, I like to read business and finance blogs. I also interview business owners and consultants. One of the common themes is the lack of work ethic and basic office skills among many young people entering the work force. As homeschoolers, we can
Are you thinking that you might start homeschooling? That is an excellent idea! When you choose this option, you will not be alone. Homeschooling is a rapidly growing movement, so you will be able to network with other families for mutual help and encouragement. Fantastic organizations are available to provide support, and you will
Parents who choose to homeschool their children believe in the importance of quality education, but they may not have much money to spend on it. Many couples give up a second income so that one parent can stay home full-time and teach the kids. Such families are always in search of affordable homeschool online.
Well, another school year is up and running. It’s both familiar and strange to begin high school with my third child. I’ve done this twice before, but every year, new resources become available and each child is a bit different. This year, my daughter chose to participate with her friends in a literature class