What’s one of the biggest homeschooling questions you are asked or find yourself asking? I’m not talking about the, “Is this enough?” question, rather the, “What should my child know?” It’s so easy to wonder if you’re teaching your children the right information at the right time, especially if you’re not using standard textbooks. There are solutions to this problem but my favorite comes in
My daughter turned twelve this summer, and thoughts of homeschooling high school and preparing for college admission have been swirling around in my head. As someone who likes to plan ahead, I decided doing research now would help calm my worries. That’s when I came across the Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook by Cafi Cohen. I’m so glad I read this book now, because it gives
History is one of those subjects in which I have hopped around a bit in our teaching methods. We have used straight textbooks, time period specific unit studies, videos, and historical fiction. This year for middle school I started using a timeline as a basis for our homeschool history studies. What I Love About Timelines for Homeschool History Studies So now the question is, why
When your children reach middle school age you start to realize that homeschooling has made a slight shift. Kids are older and ready for some independence (but not too much!). They have more questions and want to discuss everything with you (and may even question everything you ask them to do). It comes with the territory – and age. If you’re looking for some advice
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
Do you know about the Jotham’s Journey advent stories? Yes, it is time to plan for advent season! I definitely wanted to be sure you knew about a series of read alouds we always enjoy during the Christmas season. Because Advent begins in just about a month! And because this fantastic series blesses us each and every year! Any affiliate links included are for resources
Whatever one’s religious convictions, most agree that the Reformation was a pivotal event in Western civilization affecting not only religion but also politics, our view of ourselves, society, and science. Thus it has a foundational influence on almost every aspect of modern life in the west and also wherever the west has influence. I share with you this Luther and the Reformation Resource List. As
We have a lot of Bibles at our house. We are learning how to be God’s people, and as it turns out, at least where children are concerned, all Bibles are not the same. Each children’s Bible has its merits (I mean, it is the word of God), but some bring along an oddity or two as well. Some tell too much of the stuff