“What was your favorite homeschool co-op class this past year?” I asked Martha. “I loved the newspaper class!” she gushed. “I loved seeing my articles in the newspapers we made!” As we chatted, I found my mind wandering back to the reasons we had a newspaper writing class to being with. You see, there
Two of my daughters got married within two months of one another. It was a crazy time, but after the dust settled, there was an empty room with pink walls that had been mostly hidden by posters and pictures. I also inherited my aunt’s old-fashioned bed and matching furniture, which perfectly matched the pink
Did you know that June 4th is National Cheese Day? Folks all over the world are encouraged to eat cheese. So go ahead and eat macaroni and cheese, fondue, grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese soup, or cheese and crackers. You can also turn National Cheese Day into a learning experience. History of Cheese We
It would be wonderful fun to travel to every nation on earth to meet the people, explore the sights, and taste the delicious food. We could climb mountains, sail lakes, travel across deserts on camels, and wander through the tall prairie grasses of the world. Rats! There’s not enough money in my bank account!
I enjoy working out. It keeps me feeling energetic, and takes away the “grumpies.” Yet, when you are homeschooling a large family from early morning until late in the afternoon, it can be really hard to sneak in a workout. Exercise We Need Our bodies require several different kinds of exercise. Stretching keeps
In our house, we love history. We don’t see history as a bunch of boring facts, but rather a grand epic that God is sovereignly writing, while men make choices to align themselves with the Lord or against Him. History is HIS Story. We study HIS story the fun way. Discover the Story
I always struggled with grading my children’s writing, especially essays. If they had something good to say, I complimented and praised with delight, then tended to focus on their grammar and spelling. Well, that changed when I taught an essay course with my oldest daughter. She is an amazing teacher with a Master’s degree
What fun it is to teach little ones to write! More than fun, learning to write a basic sentence is a foundational skill that will be built on over many years of homeschooling. Enjoy Simple Sentences Together One of the things I finally learned (probably on child #4) is that the more children