In my 15 years of homeschooling, I’ve heard one concern repeated over and over again among Moms in co-op break rooms or in conversations. Science. Specifically, teaching science courses well not only in the often daunting high school years, but also in elementary grades. Each Mom desired her children gain knowledge and enjoy the process, yet sometimes felt intimidated by the topic. I can certainly
When November comes, the trees are still in full colorful bloom, the air is crisp and clean from the fall rains. It’s also time a great time for writing… When my teen was a 9th grader, we discovered National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Have you heard of it, too? It is a writing program, offered for students from elementary to high school, which supports and
The Mobile Homeschool takes advantage of the tools and environments we find ourselves in and helps our homeschools to thrive no matter where we are. One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is taking the show on the road. We aren’t tied to one place. We can seek adventure. And sometimes we find ourselves out and about based on life’s many rhythms- Doctor’s appointments
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.