Do you remember receiving a care package at summer camp or when you went away to college? Subscription boxes bring back this nostalgic feeling but instead of home baked cookies or bug spray, the box might be filled with high-end cosmetics, the ingredients to make a gourmet meal, or a new favorite book. Then there is the experience of unwrapping the box and revealing the
Science is actually why I finally decided to homeschool. How could I tell my son (then in 6th Grade) to trust and respect his teachers and yet tell him that what they were teaching him was incorrect and not to believe / follow it (specifically when they would teach about evolution). That was the final straw for me. It was time to bring him home!
Over the last few years we have explored elementary science with Apologia studies. This year my elementary-aged children are excited about Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology. ~Don’t miss the *giveaway AND the special discount code* at the end!! We received these Apologia homeschool anatomy and physiology resources in exchange for an honest review. Any affiliate links included are for resources we absolutely love. All
Reading good books together is a cornerstone practice of our homeschool. Reading together gives our children a deep well of reliable language patterns. This reservoir helps them become discerning, articulate readers and writers. Good books also spark their imagination and give them a rich sense of lived history. But really, one of the biggest benefits is that it’s enjoyable to share stories together. ~Don’t miss
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Homeschool parents are serious about teaching well and teaching in ways that meet their students’ needs. So much so, some of them have written their own curricula over the years to give their children a truly customized education. Luckily, many of them offer that brilliant curriculum to us! ~Don’t miss the BIG homeschool curriculum giveaway (worth $951.65!) at the end plus all the discount codes
The best way that two of my children learn is by listening. They are auditory learners. How do I know? They are drawn to any sort of recording. Audio books. They love for books to be read aloud. They both even love a lecture type setting. Back when my eldest children were preschoolers we started a habit called morning room time. Some friends of ours
A few years back I created a history course for my teen using a textbook as a spine and then adding in other related books and movies. One of the movies we watched has stayed with her for years. In fact, we were just talking about it the other night! Movies can be a great visual for kids to hang their thoughts on and thus