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.
Are you looking ahead to high school with fear and trembling? I know I did about 15 years ago when my oldest was approaching those important years. There are so many unknowns. How will high school work in your home? Will you be able to manage academically? How will the teen years turn out for your family? A decade and a half ago, there was also the question whether
Organization and keeping an ordered homeschool tends to be top on every homeschool mom’s list of things to accomplish. Let’s face it, a well organized day allows things to flow more smoothly. There’s nothing quite like waking up and realizing you have a million things to do and wondering how on earth you’ll get through them. We’ve all had days like that, where we want
Summer is a perfect time to clean and reorganize those homeschool books and rooms as well as plan for a new homeschool year. Here’s a look at how some of the authors and contributors here at The Curriculum Choice keep their homeschool spaces organized. It is homeschool organization galore! Homeschool Organization Galore from the Archives Homeschooling can happen all over the house (and neighborhood!) but
It is almost spring! I hope you can feel your homeschool coming back to life with a refreshed energy to finish the year well. The authors here at The Curriculum Choice are feeling that renewed energy and have set out to encourage you with wonderful ideas for your spring homeschool. From spring holiday celebrations and nature study to meaningful art and literature themes, we hope
I think most parents want their children to memorize things. For me, as a Christian parent, I want my children to “hide God’s word in their heart”. Putting that into reality can be another story though. I have a child with a photographic memory, he can see something done and repeat it with little to no trouble. My other child, not so much. We also
What’s one of the biggest homeschooling questions you are asked or find yourself asking? I’m not talking about the, “Is this enough?” question, rather the, “What should my child know?” It’s so easy to wonder if you’re teaching your children the right information at the right time, especially if you’re not using standard textbooks. There are solutions to this problem but my favorite comes in
My daughter turned twelve this summer, and thoughts of homeschooling high school and preparing for college admission have been swirling around in my head. As someone who likes to plan ahead, I decided doing research now would help calm my worries. That’s when I came across the Homeschoolers’ College Admissions Handbook by Cafi Cohen. I’m so glad I read this book now, because it gives