Did you know there is a whole day devoted to celebrating homeschool teachers? Yes, April 28th is Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Day – celebrating you! All this week there are special events, webinars, giveaways and more. Here are the top six reasons to join in the celebration It’s a lively celebration to thank you for your hard work and dedication throughout the year Free webinars packed
This post contains affiliate links. Is homeschooling high school in your future? Whether you have been homeschooling for several years, or plan to begin with the high school years, you will quickly realize that the high school years bring unique opportunities and requirements. Don’t worry, you will still find the flexibility your family enjoyed when homeschooling the younger grades, but there are different guidelines and
Spring has officially sprung, and for homeschoolers that often means it’s planning season. People are out and about at conventions, looking at new curriculum, making choices for the coming year. What if I suggested that a key ingredient to a successful school year wasn’t only the right curriculum? What if I suggested that the atmosphere in your home was as important as the book list?
In 2013 I reviewed the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E) curriculum for The Curriculum Choice. Three years on I am still getting comments and questions in my inbox on that review. I had shared a general overview, pros and cons, as well as personal thoughts and an important note addressing some really negative reviews that I had come across in the period of time that I
Four years ago we moved into the Owl House. A generous friend asked if we had room for a piano–their family was growing and they could use the space. We said yes, and a team of neighbors delivered a shiny, black piano and then tucked into the corner of our dining room. The only problem? No one in our house played the piano! Enter Mr.
One of the most appealing aspects of a Charlotte Mason education for me is the seamless interplay between art and science that is possible with nature study. Nothing compares to tromping through the woods in all weathers to track the first crocus. Alright, we usually just walk around our neighborhood…and only when it’s not too wet! But we still keep our Calendar of Firsts, and
This lovely book by Sarah Mackenzie, is a timeless read for any homeschool mom whether you are just starting out or you’ve been homeschooling for many years. Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable Peace is a short read and it’s divided into three parts. Whose Well Done Are You Working For? This section is actually my favorite. It’s full of encouraging ideas on
When my daughter was a junior, we took time to plan and study for the SAT (and the ACT). Note – You don’t have to do both. In fact, we made test prep a course, which counted towards her credits for homeschool graduation. Studying for the SAT was one of the most important things that we did for her college prep. What to study for