We’ve reached a new milestone. I have a middle schooler. I’ve always feared homeschooling high school, and now that it looms in the near future, I’m more than terrified. However, I think I should have been more terrified of homeschooling middle school. Wow, this has been an interesting ride! Of course, it isn’t allRead more
I received my favorite type of mail – book mail! My poor mailman. He’s got to be in great shape from hauling boxes and packages of books to my door. This month we’ve been reading the graphic novel Covenant Kids: The Law by Andrew Youngblood. My older kids enjoy reading graphic novels, so I hopedRead more
s book is no dry textbook approach to history. It’s written more like a living book and tells the history of America in a story format. There are even breaks in the chapters for narration.
Is middle school really necessary? If a child is ready for more of a challenge, can you catapult over the middle school curriculum and reach straight for the high school levels? A few years ago, I attended a webinar all about skipping the middle school academics and heading straight for high school credits. After all,Read more
Spelling is an entirely different skill than reading. And even those children who learn to read easily might not have the same quick success with spelling. However, I found a program to help us achieve spelling success in our homeschool.
Are you a Charlotte Mason devotee? If so, I’m going to apologize now. But I’m about to make a case for why your child should read some twaddle. But first, what is twaddle for those who are new to the Charlotte Mason education principles? Twaddle is a word that can be difficult to define. IRead more
We don’t live near the ocean, so we bring the ocean to us as we read about all the fantastic creatures that live beneath the waves.
I have a wild and precocious preschooler who talks a mile a minute and has quite an impressive vocabulary. She can count, sing her ABC’s, recognize numbers and letters, name shapes and colors, as well as cut, paste, glue, and draw. She’s a busy little person who makes messes about 10 times her tiny littleRead more
My girls are obsessed with unicorns! Who isn’t right now? Everywhere I go there are all things unicorn. Because clearly a unicorn lunchbox makes everything taste better while sparkly unicorn flip-flops are a summer necessity. To satisfy their new interest (and save me some money at the store), I rounded up all the unicorn booksRead more
My little 1st grader just completed her K year during which we moved very slowly and even completed some parts of the curriculum twice. She was only on the cusp of being ready for K work. Throughout the year, she really grew in confidence and maturity. She slowly caught on to concepts in math andRead more