We were having a blast in our homeschool co-op! Our 20th Century History course was filled with hands-on fun each week, and the older kids were working on writing their own cozy mystery novel. The kids were digging into the Bible with an inductive Bible Study course. We loved spending time together each week.
Charlotte Mason, a Christian educator who lived over a century ago, has inspired me to cultivate wonder, use living books, cultivate good habits, enjoy nature, use narration, and explore art and music in my homeschool. Our entire family has benefited from these practical ways to make learning fun and help children remember what they
July gets me thinking of our heritage of freedom and how much fun it would be to take a family road trip to explore early American history. Freedom is a precious gift that Americans treasure, knowing that freedom has been preserved for future generations at the cost of innocent lives. Taking our children to
My husband shares his birthday with Independence Day so when he was a little boy he thought all the Fourth of July fireworks were for him! Fourth of July really is for him! And you and me! We celebrate freedom on Fourth of July with great fanfare: picnics, parades, fireworks, laughter, and yummy food!
Spring has sprung! The world outside is filled with flowers, the grass is a little greener, and the sky is a little brighter. How on earth can you stay inside and do school? It’s time to take school outside! I was in elementary school in the late sixties, early seventies. Some of my teachers
With the whole world locking down because of the Coronavirus, it’s time for some creative nature study right in your own backyard! Here are some great ways to explore and enjoy nature that are simple, easy, and fun! Birds Birds are so beautiful. There are so many species to enjoy in any given
The week between Palm Sunday and Easter, or any time near Easter, is a perfect time for a unit study. You can create your own unit study using the last week of Jesus’ life as a template, or you can use the one I have created for you. Each day, you will read Scripture
Four-three-two-one-blast off! The rocket soared into space as Americans sat glued to their TVs. John Glenn made history and became an American hero when he orbited the earth in his spacecraft Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962. Your children will get excited to learn about this inspirational man who went into space later in life