For some reason, I thought teaching creative writing to my homeschooled kids would feel simple. I’m a writer! But, feeling comfortable as a writer didn’t quite equal to easily teaching the skill. Helping my students put together an academic paper? Not a problem. Teaching creative writing? Not so much. So I feel grateful for helpful tools in this area. I’ve discovered how Bardsy Homeschool can
When we first started homeschooling, spelling was one subject that I thought I could easily handle with a workbook. We trudged through many years of Abeka spelling books and then switched to Spelling Workout for a few years with the youngest boys. By the time I reached my third child, spelling lists and tests had begun to try my patience. It seemed silly for them
Looking for a way to teach geography in a fun and engaging way? How about via song? Geography Songs is a great way to help kids learn all things geography! Geography Songs – Sing Around the World! You know how, in secret societies, people recognize each other by a sign, a gesture, or a word? Well, that’s how I used to feel about Geography Songs.
Every year in January we celebrate the life and contributions of MLK Jr. Who was he? Why was he important? What contributions did he make to our history? All these questions and more are important ones to know. Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.? Martin Luther King, Jr., was born January 15th, 1929 as Michael Luther King, Jr., but later changed his name to Martin.
As October is rolling in, along with the beautiful colored leaves, we draw nearer to Thanksgiving. A time for family. A time for reflection. Also a time for learning. Think about including Thanksgiving Homeschool activities in your homeschool day. Crafts, books, educational ideas and so much more can be geared toward Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving Homeschool Let’s talk Thanksgiving! Whether you are teaching about Christopher Columbus
Once Thanksgiving has come and gone, we enter the rush toward Christmas. With family, church, and homeschooling obligations it can seem like we are always a little bit behind during the month of December. Why not consciously plan ahead and choose to create a little margin? Homeschooling offers us that kind of flexibility. In our homeschool, we will be setting aside the bulk of our
The weeks before Christmas are a wonderful time of anticipation. The Advent series by Arnold Ytreeide help us built special family devotion time each evening – from shortly after Thanksgiving until Christmas morning! Today I am sharing about the latest in the series of storybooks for Advent: Ishtar’s Odyssey “Ishtar, it seems you have discovered a star that even yesterday did not exist!” We received