Often I am asked by new homeschoolers about how to make an overall plan for the year. They are looking for the nuts and bolts of putting lots of great ideas together because they tend to get overwhelmed by the whole process. I shared the following ideas with a friend and I hope they help with planning the homeschool year and encourage readers here at
This is the umpteenth time I’m reading a Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum book from Cathy Duffy, and each time the very first paragraphs bring tears to my eyes. One of the saddest sights I’ve ever seen was opening day of a three-day homeschool convention. Day one had been designated for only new homeschoolers. Five hundred or more raw homeschooling recruits streamed into an exhibit
Many times in the last few years I’ve found myself saying that homeschooling is also continuing education for the homeschool mom. I’ve learned so much homeschooling my five children. One way I have learned many things is cycling through history homeschooling multiple ages. It has been a joy to learn rich history and have a picture of the timeline in my head. I didn’t get
We welcome Michelle Osborn of Yellow House Book Rental… With so many homeschoolers on a limited budget, renting curriculum seems like such a great option. Yellow House Book Rental’s website offers information on how rental works and what products are offered. The best part is, this is a family business run by a homeschooling family! Cut Expenses with Homeschool Curriculum Rental Service Below is a quick
As a veteran homeschool mom I want to share with you something that we often skirt around: changing things up. You know that moment when all your awesome new curriculum arrives and you’re so excited to get rolling for the new year, you just can’t wait! You eagerly make schedules, pour over books and anxiously await the start date. Then it arrives, all shiny and
I’ll bet you’ve heard the verse a number of times, but have you ever related Proverbs 27:17 to parenting or homeschooling? “Iron sharpeneth iron: so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” Isn’t that what homeschooling really is? Haven’t you experienced the iron striking iron effect? I know that I have never been so refined, never had a deeper sense of my own need,
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