Our world runs on a schedule. Learning to adhere to a schedule, while allowing for flexibility and adaptations is most healthy for a homeschooling child. This is not to say that it should be followed to a “T” everyday.
We recently visited the Medieval Times Orlando location with our three children, aged 9, 7, and 4. Our family could only base our expectations upon Youtube videos and word of mouth. As first timers, we felt a sense of wonderment as we approached the castle […]
How to Make a Homeschool Portfolio Making a homeschool portfolio is important for so many reasons. You may need one for your students end of the year evaluation, and you need a portfolio to show progress throughout the school year. It is a snapshot of […]
It’s a big deal: stores have special displays, children dawn new outfits and shoes, they get their precious locks cut, and they meet a gaggle of new friends. But what about your homeschooler? How will he/she respond to all of the excited talk of new friends and “favorite” new teachers who give out candy? We have some solid ideas that will make all of these homeschool back to school conversations easier to navigate for your kid.
This neat and clean multiplication arrays lesson plan with free printable is a nifty way to provide a visual to back up standard multiplication instruction. Long gone are the days of using rote methods to remember your “times tables.” Even though I had a blast […]
When we tell people that we homeschool, they usually ask whether our children have ever experienced the standard classroom setting. We always reply, “yes, of course, during their co-op time.” After the confused look subsides, they follow with “what is a homeschool co-op?”
Homeschooling is becoming a more popular choice, but some parents still question if they can raise well rounded, successful, social adults if they choose to homeschool. We love sharing positive homeschooling statistics and facts, so here is a list of crazy successful homeschoolers, including presidents, […]
These Spiderman alphabet cards are a great way to get your little superhero in on some hands-on engaging activities. This type of education follows the Montessori method of learning and works well for most children, including those with sensory issues. There are many different ways […]
In need of Homeschool Encouragement? Welcome to the club of exhausted, well-meaning home educators. We’ve all reached that point: fingernails bitten off and over-caffeinated to the point of having tremors. In our desperation, some of us have probably subscribed to the Youtube channel of some […]
Homeschooling year round probably elicits the same response as marking your calendar for an extended stay in a dental chair, drills whirring, brights lights in your face. Before you wince for the novocaine shot, consider what it will actually mean for your family. We have […]
For some, the concept of Homeschooling is alien, strange, or even taboo. Some people scoff at the notion and even feel that the movement is some new, hipster idea. Surely, only tattoo covered, Prius driving vegans would ever consider such an insane undertaking, right? Well, no. In fact, the history of homeschooling is very much a part of the American story.