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
I love going to the beach in the summer time. It’s one of our favorite family vacations. Of course we love camping in the mountains and hiking to beautiful peaks, but, as for me, I am an ocean girl and I love the sun and the beach. What better way to combine some relaxing summer time beach goodness, than with an art activity to boot.
Why We Love Writing With Ease – A Review Writing With Ease – Strong Fundamentals, The Complete Writer by Susan Wise Bauer has been a welcome addition to our Homeschool Curriculum. The program was created and published in 2008 by Peace Hill Press as part of the growing resources available to parents who enjoy following the teaching ideas set forth in The Well-Trained Mind, also
Poetry for Young People Series – A Review Poetry is a key component in our homeschool and has been from day one. When my daughter (now 19) and I began her homeschool journey, one of the first activities that we did was begin to memorize her first poem. The lesson plans (which I followed religiously of course) said to read and practice the first line
Keeping a Nature Journal – A Review Do you and your children like to keep nature journals throughout the year? We have enjoyed them for many years in our homeschool and I think I will continue to journal from nature well in to my retirement years. I’d love to share a great resource that we have used in our homeschool over the years and that
Books Children Love, A Review When I first discovered Books Children Love by Elizabeth Wilson, I was immediately drawn to the whimsical cover and the fact that the book’s forward is written by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay. Having been one of the first authors I encountered sixteen or so years ago as I was researching the option to homeschool my children, Ms. Macaulay laid a beloved foundation in
Ever see a book that looks wonderful but you just want to see inside it before you buy? Let me take you inside a lovely little book published by Apologia Press: A Light for my Path by Davis Carman. It is such a lovely little picture book and has so much more in it than meets the eye. Everyone’s familiar with: Your word is a lamp to
What do you see in an inkblot and what artistic creations could you make with one? I found Inkblot: Drip, Splat and Squish Your Way to Creativity to be very helpful in inspiring me and leading me to know just what to do! With lots of inkblot examples throughout and several ways to use inkblots with any age, it proved to be a one stop