Community service can be as simple as helping your kids to rake your elderly neighbor’s leaves to helping a candidate run for office . . . from baking goods for a fundraiser to bringing a meal to a new mom in your neighborhood. Jesus was a community servant. It is Who He was and what
Was it yesterday my toddler was putting noodles in her sock and washing her toes in her milk and then covering herself in lotion and markers? Sometimes when they are little, we don’t see how this creativity and exploration will ever be a good thing. But allowed some room and some guidance, they will grow
The Bible resource we use is . . . the Bible. As soon as our kids can read Genesis 1:1, they get their own large print Bible and off we go! This is the most important textbook in our homeschool. Here are just seven reasons why. 1. Important for Our Conviction for Homeschooling What do you say
I really need a fresh start, which is why planning for the new school year brings great refreshment, and it comes right when I feel like I need to just scrap everything and start over! Anyone else feel that way? Some of you plan years in advance what you will be studying and the curriculum you will
I never considered myself the “fun” unit study mom. I am still more of a textbook/workbook person. Unit studies don’t always fit with the way our family operates—and that is one of the great things about homeschooling! No matter the method, homeschooled kids excel (www.nheri.org). However, I know the kids need breaks from the books,
This time of year is when I feel like I need to just scrap everything and start over so planning for the new school year gives me the fresh start I need. Maybe you are feeling down, like you don’t want to even think about the new school year or don’t know how to start.
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
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