One of the benefits of substitute teaching is the opportunity to try out new games and technology. Often, I discover new activities that work well in a co-op or a more intimate homeschool setting as well. This is just what happened in the days prior to the holiday break when I was assigned to a sixth grade classroom. Like all schools, the days leading up
Nature studies. Outside time. Looking. Investigating. These are the things we love! I ran across something called Exploring Nature with Children and was really curious about it – it looked like something we would really enjoy – and I was right! ~Don’t miss the discount code at the end! This Charlotte Mason type study consists of a 240 page pdf file by Lynn Seddon of Raising
This year we are using Apologia’s “Exploring Creation with Biology” for our high school science. The student is required to keep a notebook where they answer the ‘On Your Own’ questions and keep their module summaries. They are also required to keep a separate lab notebook to record their observations and conclusions to the experiments. As this is a fairly intense course and there is
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
As home educators, we strive to develop traits of independent learners. Tasks cards are a wonderful stepping stone for elementary and middle school students to develop their independent learning skills – providing them with a framework to focus their search and just enough guidance to ensure success. ~Don’t miss the Task Cards giveaway at the end! Task Cards Develop Independent Learners Task cards are a fantastic way