It’s almost that time. Soon you and the children will be back on another year-long learning adventure. Here are some ways to get the school year off to a great start that have worked for me. Brainstorm, adapt them, and find your own back-to-school checklist. Here is my back to school checklist: Review Last
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 II. Using literature to teach history illuminates the time period, helps integrate the history curriculum,
When preparing a fall homeschool lesson, don’t worry about the ages of your children. Even moms can be giddy at the sight of glitter gourds and pumpkin spice candles. Fall brings out the kid in all of us! Whether you are homeschooling preschoolers or teenagers, everyone is bound to enjoy apple cider, doughnuts, and
Although not listed in any particular order, below are twelve actions your students should take before graduating high school, most of which need to be completed before entering the 12th grade. Narrow down top college choices. In order to prepare well financially and academically, it will be very helpful to have your students choose
Now that we can all get outside and enjoy the summer sun, why would anyone want to sit in front of a computer to do anything? Well, I don’t know about you, but I hate those 90 degree F days. And what about when it rains? Since we don’t limit learning to the school
Homeschool lesson planning for large families does not need to be difficult. When you look at the size of your family, focus on how it is a joy and a blessing to be able to educate them at home. You have been blessed with these gifts so enjoy them! When you begin to look
When my children were younger, I thought my kids should learn Spanish. So, I tried several CD-ROMs, books, and even a couple of community classes to make this happen. At that time, you couldn’t do foreign language online. I didn’t pursue it just because learning a second language is a good idea. I had
When I began high school planning for the first time in my homeschooling career, it honestly was not that bad. As I watched my kids run around the playground throughout the early years, a sense of dread lingered in the back of my mind when it came to planning for the high school years.