Once I turned homeschooling into a more hands-on environment, we’ve had a ton more fun with our schooling. If your kids are stuck in a desk doing worksheets, check out some of the amazing reasons I share below to approach homeschooling HANDS-ON.
We love our local homeschool co-op! We take and teach classes there each school year. Each year, our co-op parents submit classes they are interested in teaching. Then, all parents submit feedback on which classes they would most like to enroll their kids in. The winners are slated as classes. Here is a gigantic list of homeschool co-op classes your fellow homeschool moms should consider adding to the roster.
When applicable, sample curricula choices that I like or amazing books have also been indicated. Anything with an asterisk is a class I’ve taught to a co-op class before. I’ve also linked to curriculum I’ve used before or that I really like! Many of them are affiliate links.Continue Reading
In our homeschool, we do not spend a lot of time at home. As we live, our lives become homeschool field trips. Regular errands and tasks teach about our community. We also learn how all the parts of our community fit together. Field trips are a great way to learn from others, and also bond with friends. Need some ideas getting started? Check out this list of 100 homeschool field trip ideas.
Cinematic documentaries, movies set in a specific time period, chemists performing experiments on-screen: these are just a few of the ways that you can utilize movies in homeschooling to enhance learning. If you already use unit studies to teach your children then you probably know that a great way to meet the needs of your visual learners is through video. Video homeschooling helps to teach a lesson in a a more full, rich way.
While Netflix is a wonderful resource for family entertainment, did you know you can also use Netflix videos for education? Streaming videos is becoming the next big thing in video delivery, making learning opportunities an ever more affordable and available option.