This is a list for me and my children. What will we be doing for the next few weeks, stuck at home? Maybe some of these ideas inspire you too.Continue Reading
“Can we go look for another history video?” my second grader asked me this morning. This was a bit unexpected. My daughter has not make it a secret that she is not interested in history. But since we found the Homeschool History website (created by the team at Notgrass history), I’ve found her more interested in the subject.
Sometimes it is hard to find the time to plan engaging or interesting ways to present history to my children. Those at Homeschool History have already done a lot of the work for me. A Homeschool History membership gives a busy homeschool parent access to a database with summaries of great homeschool history videos, history field trip ideas, and historical fiction for whatever history topics we might be interested in learning about!
Note: I received a Homeschool History membership for free in exchange for my honest opinions, and I was compensated for my time.Continue Reading
To challenge my children to step outside of their reading comfort zone, we’ve been working on the Badges for Books genre reading challenge. Badges for Books is a simple way to encourage a diverse diet of reading, and I’ve found it allows my children to each choose books at their own reading level to complete the reading challenge.Continue Reading
One of the true blessings of homeschooling is that I get to learn about everything along with my brilliant, curious, and excited children. Strangely, I learn the most from the “I don’t know” questions because my own self-directed learning is then interest-led. I am invested in finding the answer so I’ll know next time.
This is a great way for my children to learn to. They need to know that it is okay to not know the answer. It’s not possible to know it all. Also, it is possible to find answers, and it might take work to do so.Continue Reading