Keeping a Nature Journal – A Review Do you and your children like to keep nature journals throughout the year? We have enjoyed them for many years in our homeschool and I think I will continue to journal from nature well in to my retirement years. I’d love to share a great resource that we have used in our homeschool over the years and that
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
Daily math lessons elicit groans from many children – my own daughter included. One way that I helped overcome the daily drudgery of math was by including math games whenever possible. RightStart’s Math Card Games Kit is our favorite resource for math fun. RightStart Math Games If you’re looking for ways to add some fun to your daily math lessons, the Math Card Games Kit
We Christian homeschoolers can teach our kids almost anything, and we do. The one thing we have issues with, however, is sex education and that is because, as Christians, most of us are unaware of what the world out there is actually like these days. And unless you’ve seen the enemy, you don’t know what your kids are up against or how to help them.
Is the study of economics in your four-year high school plan? It should be! Our families, our businesses and our world run on economic principles. Or maybe I should say they run well (or don’t run well) depending on how we handle economic principles. Understanding basic economics is so important that every high school student should receive at least 1/2 credit instruction – if not
A decision to homeschool your children is not something easy to make for most parents in the world. Homeschooling families are still minorities compared to the families with children who go to school. Therefore, there are a lot of challenges met by most homeschooling families. Here are some of the challenges for homeschooling parents: Not every family is surrounded by people who support the idea
When winter comes, many people hibernate, patiently waiting for spring to arrive. But for homeschooling families, the thought of kids being cooped up inside for a couple of months is overwhelming. Luckily, Cindy West gives everyone a reason to head outside into the cold with her Snow and Ice Nature Study. For those of you familiar with the nature studies from NaturExporers/Shining Dawn Books, you
For the past few months, my son has lulled himself to sleep by listening to Percy Jackson books on audio. We only own one but he checks the books out on OverDrive (one of our favorite library resources) and will listen to them over and over again. As a result of his recent interest, I knew he would also be interested in the National Mythology Exam that