Every year I say I will use a literature program in our homeschool. And every year this topic gets overlooked in favor of math, grammar, writing, history, or science. This summer I was determined to do a fun literature study with all of my kids as part of a group study. I chose Readers inRead more
Homeschooling is a little bit like a marriage. It’s a huge commitment. Sure, you could always jump ship and send your kids to a school. But for many homeschoolers, that’s not an option. We’re here for the long-haul. We’ve been called to homeschool and we’re committed. And I do think that’s one of the firstRead more
After listening to Peter Pan for the millionth time, I decided my kids needed to branch out and expand their collection of pirate stories. I created a fun book list of funny and slightly spooky pirate chapter books to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a fantastical adventure on the high seas or a mysterious treasureRead more
The only way I’ve found to manage the chaos surrounding me is to have a daily schedule.
Raise your hand if your child loves grammar! Please note that my hand is not raised. How can I, someone who loves grammar, have a houseful of kids who dread the very thought of doing grammar lessons? Well, I’ve discovered a new grammar curriculum that takes a lot of the pain and whining right outRead more
One of the favorite subjects in our homeschool is logic. From the time my kids are in Kindergarten, we do fun logic workbooks together. Then, once they reach middle school, we begin studying informal logic. It’s important that I find a logic program written from a Christian worldview. So I was thrilled when Master BooksRead more
Every year that I have a child in the 4th grade, I want to throw in the towel. Nothing makes me want to quit homeschooling quite like having a 4th grade student in my homeschool.
Over the summer, our church offered some Biblical apologetics classes. My husband and I were excited to be able to attend one of them. Wow! There were so many things that I didn’t know and that I had not studied. It was such an excellent class that encouraged me to dive more deeply into theRead more
The first homeschool book I read was The Well-Trained Mind. I loved the premise of the classical education, the history cycle, and the wonderful books. The method seemed like the perfect mix of reading, narrating, outlining, and writing. I was sold! I scoured the book and the forums for curriculum advice, and I dove inRead more
Yes I teach Latin in my homeschool! Or more accurately, I learn Latin alongside my children in our homeschool. Why do we learn Latin? It increases vocabulary. It is a great exercise in logical thinking. It makes learning other languages (especially the Romance languages) easier. It helps with understanding English grammar. For several years IRead more