Whether you have been homeschooling for 20 years, or 20 minutes, we can always use new ideas and encouraging words. That’s exactly what Help! I’m Homeschooling! has to offer us homeschooling moms. I’ve heard it said that, “Homeschooling is not a sprint, it’s a marathon”, and after over 12 years of homeschooling I can honestly confirm this to be truth. Your homeschool will ebb and
How to start homeschooling? First, I want to encourage you by saying you are wise to research and seek out counsel. I feel that one of the very best ways to start is by preparing your parent heart. Some of the very best advice, I think, is contained in this article by my friend Kim Ashbaugh: How to Get Started Homeschooling: 10 Steps to Success.
Taking time for art in the homeschool each week breathes life and spirit into your child. Allowing this time to explore great artists and different art mediums gives your precious children a more rounded education that promotes creativity, problem solving, and language skills. Not sure where to start? This collection of blog posts, tutorials, and art related reviews will give you some inspiration and encouragement
Do your kids love Magic Tree House books? Do you want to teach multiple subjects to multiple ages at the same time? Do you like to dive into topics as a family and have fun while learning? Then Passport to Adventures Magic Tree House Curriculum is for you! Please welcome Jessica Waldock, author of Passport to Adventures… Magic Tree House Curriculum Passport to Adventures is an
Years ago my now college junior wanted to dissect a frog — a real one. I tried convincing her Biology class wasn’t far off. I felt she would enjoy the experience better at co-op instead of home. And honestly, did we really need to explore the topic so early? She was only in fifth grade. My efforts focused on my needs too. Where would I
Most homeschoolers know about Honey for a Child’s Heart, and recently Heidi reviewed Honey for a Teen’s Heart here at The Curriculum Choice as well. That wonderful review motivated me to look for the book, and as soon as I returned my inter-library loan copy to the library, I bought it. It’s that good. Honey for a Teen’s Heart And that’s why I want to
Welcome back! Today’s post is the third and final installment of chemistry lessons I have developed for my high school students. We are exploring ionic bonding by customizing a kit from Home Science Tools. If you have ever mistakenly added salt to your iced tea, you know how similar salt and sugar appear. While these two compounds may look the same, they obviously taste very different.
Often when reading history, we read from a point of view that leaves God out of the equation. When we were learning about explorers, we read lots of facts and accounts about who, what, when and how, but little of what motivated these people at the time. The truth is, is that during this time in history, the church and the people’s relationship with God
In our home, anything that makes offering music appreciation easier is a big plus. Our family has used many of the The Story of …An Introduction to The Classics CDs as part of our weekly music selections. This series makes learning about great composers super easy and enjoyable. There is nothing more enjoyable than turning on one of these CDs as a family on
Basic. Simple. Long-lasting. Used with all of our five children to learn how to read. The phonics book that has been the go-to teaching tool in our family. Alphaphonics by Sam Blumenfeld is a full, logical resource for teaching students of all ages to learn to read. Alphaphonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers “If you have never taught reading before in this sensible, systematic way,