I first wrote the booklet about early Native American homes because I could not find something simple for a brief introduction to Native Americans for my son. I wanted him to understand that there was a variety of cultures living on the American continent before Europeans arrived. I wanted him to understand that the vastness
I’ve been pondering the ways, over the years, that I’ve found “alone time” while in the midst of homeschooling my three kids. I get energy when I am alone, so finding alone moments is essential to my daily mental health. It hasn’t always been easy to find alone time while homeschooling, but I’ve found ways
Elephango is an online homeschool curriculum supplement site to help round off our homeschool weeks. I’m in the planning stage for our coming year, and I’ve found some gaps in my curriculum choices. My high school U.S. Government book does not have anything related to state and local government, and that must be included. I
I’ve had a chance to check out Mr. D Math ASL 1, which is a high school-level self-paced online ASL class for homeschoolers. It is comprehensive and challenging but also is sure to be fun for teenagers. I have a deep and abiding love for American Sign Language, which I learned in bits when I was
I’m starting my twelfth year of homeschooling, and we’ve always done scripture study or devotional of some kind every day. With my youngest two kids this year, I’ve felt the need to do more formal faith-based values lessons in our home (especially for a particular child!) to better encourage generosity and compassion. As I’ve worked
Learning basic Spanish is a great skill to have, no matter the age of your children. Learning Spanish at a young age is also best because children’s language skills are developing so it’s most effective for them to learn. Becoming able to speak Spanish is the best part, because it gives context to the skill.