Do you remember your biology class from high school? I do. I remember it was lackluster and as secular as it could get. But despite all that, I learned a valuable lesson from that class. A lesson that I wouldn’t realize until I was a homeschool parent. The takeaway for me was this; I can’t expect my children to enjoy a subject or cultivate a
This post is sponsored by College Prep Science. I was compensated for my time to review; all opinions are my own. So many companies want the attention of homeschoolers these days! Especially in this pandemic season, where homeschooling grew, the options for curriculum feel endless. For example, books, kits, unit studies on every subject and for every reason exist. To help parents wade through it
When I was homeschooled I didn’t love science. I couldn’t keep amphibians and reptiles straight in 4th grade. I didn’t care about atoms in 8th grade, and by high school I simply didn’t care about science anymore. To my mother’s credit she didn’t give up, nope not even when every experiment we ever did failed if she was present for it. Every. Single. One. Eventually
We are heading to ‘that’ time of the year where we begin making lists of curriculum that we would like to include for the next academic year. Apart from my choices in core curriculum, I often included (when my children were younger) a lapbook or notebook unit study on a subject that interested my children. This way we were able to explore a theme that
When my daughter was little, we spent time each morning reading simple character building stories together and talking about what they meant. This became such a precious time for both of us each year. One of my favorite memories was when we read a story about caring and feelings. I recall saying to my daughter something like…”So we care about other people’s feelings.” She was
Are you wanting to teach cursive writing to your kids? In my opinion, handwriting is still so important even in this digital age. We included cursive writing in our homeschool because writing things down helps so much in helping remember and recall information. We wanted our daughter to know print and cursive, so she would have two options to choose from. Here are cursive handwriting
There are many different ways to homeschool to college. Some teens aim to complete their high school years at home, then go directly into the world of work. Others go to community college and earn dual credit or work towards an Associates Degree. Other teens are homeschooling high school and planning to apply to a four year college. My 17-year-old daughter was one of them.