While it’s important to consider your child’s learning style, it’s just as important to determine your own teaching style. What method suits you best as you educate your child at home? Do you like everything planned out ahead of time? Some curricula provide the exact words to say to your student as you go through the lesson. Does that kind of detail bring a
Choosing homeschool curriculum for your student can be quite a challenge, one you might not feel ready for. When we first began homeschooling twelve years ago, there weren’t nearly as many curricula available as there are today. A few publishers offered complete packages that covered every subject; other publishers offered a subject or two. But because we were on such a limited budget, I never
For the past five years, we’ve been a part of a smaller homeschooling co-op. It’s actually the third co-op we’ve joined, and it’s the one we’ve been able to stick with. But not all homeschoolers are part of a co-op, and that’s okay too. Homeschooling Co-op #1 We joined our first co-op when my oldest was just in third grade and my youngest was
We have a hard time getting schooling done during the holidays — there are so many enjoyable distractions that it’s difficult for me to focus on math and reading lessons, let alone my children. If you’re struggling with getting your students on task this time of year, here are a couple of things you might try: Create a winter or holiday unit study Put
Identifying trees is a fun activity for the whole family as you find out just what’s growing out there!
Journaling is a great exercise to get your students thinking, creating, writing — no matter how old they are!
From an early age, children learn that you need money in order to purchase something from the store. It’s so much fun to let a young child pick something out, give him the exact change, and allow him to pay the clerk. You’re child will have an even stronger sense of satisfaction, though, if he uses his own money that he has saved to
About this time of year, many families are beginning to plan for next fall. If you, too, are thinking about the upcoming school year, you are probably asking yourself some questions. What curriculum will I use? Did the curriculum we used last year meet the needs of my students, or is it time to try something different? Will we join a different co-op this
Compiled by Cooper Edens, The Glorious American Songbook is a wonderful addition to any homeschooling library. Students of all grade levels will benefit from reading this book, especially if they are currently studying American history. Some of the songs chosen for the book commemorate major events in American history, such as the Revolutionary War (Yankee Doodle) and the Gold Rush (Clementine), while others honor
If you have children who love making crafts, take a look at Simple Saturdays. This site was created by children’s book author Debbie Gonzales. She offers a new craft, science experiment, math game, or magic trick for children every weekend. The way it’s set up is so simple and easy to use. On Fridays, check in for the “prep” post. You’ll find out what