Classical education and Charlotte Mason education both vouch for creating good habits and starting them when the children are young. There are so many benefits that result from the forming of good habits. Peace is one of them. Wouldn’t we all like a dose of peace in our homeschool days? It took me a few
My 11-year-old son doesn’t enjoy reading yet and often dislikes writing assignments. We have to get creative, don’t we? And what is it about these kids that makes them want to negotiate over every subject? Yesterday, he asked me if he could replace his science reading for watching a documentary on lions. I said, “Sure,
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 tell people I homeschool my children, they usually ask questions. One question that almost always comes up is about curriculum. They want to know what I use to teach my kids. It’s understandable. In the traditional school model, the school chooses the curriculum and often supplies the course materials to the students. It’s
Have you thought about the difference between joy and happiness? Happiness is the reaction to something great. For a Christian, joy is the product of Someone great. You can have joy even when your life is in shambles and you are facing an uncertain future. Because you know WHO has your future in His hands.
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,
Dear Mama, who doesn’t feel qualified to homeschool, I have felt the feelings you’re feeling in this season. We’re nearing the end of the homeschooling year and perhaps you’re pondering over the upcoming year while feeling exhausted. Drowning in lesson plans and laundry, perhaps you’re convinced that homeschooling was a mistake. Maybe you feel