These last two weeks can be defined as thinking outside of the box. To be honest, I don’t usually think it is my style. I like to go down the checklist and get it done. But I’m finding my children are much more receptive, interested, and quick to learn when I’m more loose about finishing things, […]
To prepare for Earth Day and Arbor Day, we learned about conserving trees by recycling paper in our kitchen. Reading The Great Paper Caper, a silly mystery story, prompted this fun, hands-on science lesson.
I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a completely different word. The game of word links were created by Lewis Carroll in 1877. My son, although a very strong reader, did struggle with vocabulary as a […]
One way my history-loving child and I love to approach science is through learning about the amazing people who have taught the world so much. In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought we’d take a look at some amazing women in STEM.
I mentioned previously that one of my favorite books about snow is about Snowflake Bentley, the first person to photograph the intricate designs of snowflakes. Here are some videos to correspond with the book Snowflake Bentley, and lessons about snowflakes in general.Continue Reading
I have never enjoyed math. Even though I took classes all the way through Calculus, it’s been 20 years and I don’t remember it! This is where Teaching Textbooks homeschool math comes in for me. With videos attending each and every lesson, and hints and explanations for each problem, I not only don’t have to […]
In my next writing class, we are going to read a few of these snow day books and then create a chronological story about a snow day of our own. The following snow day books will help us get our ideas flowing as we write our own snow day stories.
Online learning tools for homeschool are especially important for students right now. With local libraries sometimes closed or limited, an online collection of learning materials and step-by-step instructions are essential. It’s a bonus if all this can be easily accessed online from home. Virtua, available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op, provides secular learning tools, from individualized […]
Are you a veteran homeschool or a newbie? Either way, make sure you know where to get the best homeschool curriculum deals. The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is the first of my go-to places to get the best homeschool curriculum deals. Through the Homeschool Buyers Co-op, I access group buys on subscriptions, discounts on curriculum, and […]
When I get started with my homeschool day for my third grader, it’s inevitable that my preschooler begs for a chance to do school too! Sometimes we have our lessons together, but when I am tied up with the other children, I love that I can hand her a truly educational preschool phonics app right […]