I think most parents want their children to memorize things. For me, as a Christian parent, I want my children to “hide God’s word in their heart”. Putting that into reality can be another story though. I have a child with a photographic memory, he can see something done and repeat it with little to no trouble. My other child, not so much. We also
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
There are many different ways to homeschool to college. Some teens aim to complete their high school years at home, then go directly into the world of work. Others go to community college and earn dual credit or work towards an Associates Degree. Other teens are homeschooling high school and planning to apply to a four year college. My 17-year-old daughter was one of them.
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
The pool is open. The lemonade has been made. The grill is getting hot. Summer is in the air. And homeschooling mothers everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. Another year finished! But as soon as we turn in the final portfolio or take end of the year tests, our thoughts start to turn to plans for next year. Where do we even begin? Excellent published
There is a resource that is essential to our homeschool. We each refer to this resource daily and it is there in the background all the time. That resource is our homeschool planners. Our homeschool planners help organize and structure our days, keep us accountable and they also track all we have learned and accomplished! Sometimes it helps me to see just how something works