Be Mindful of Your Teenager So many of my friends and a few family members are entering or are in the trenches of the teenage years. If this is you, take a minute each day to talk with your children about where they are. There are so many changes happening in these little bodies. They’re […]
As more and more data are collected it is no surprise to educators that the Arts are an important part of education. The integration of Arts into the classroom is an important attribute that homeschool families don’t want to miss out on. There are many options for incorporating music, art, poetry and theater into your homeschool routine.
I don’t know about you but at about week six of our homeschool year I quickly realize a need to breath some new life into our homeschool schedule. I always plan on starting strong and for my little one this can cause some stress and burn out. As all homeschool moms, I want to ensure my child receives the best education at our kitchen table. But sometimes this material can be overwhelming. Sometimes the materials and the recommended schedules can cause stress and anxiety, two feelings I would prefer to keep to a minimum. Whether you use a curricula set or have a mishmash of materials you pull together I have found it is good to veer off the path and do a few alternative activities. Activities that have a little bigger punch of fun than our normal, sometimes mundane schedule provides. Below I have put together a collection of my top 6 picks, five freebies and one cheapie.
Join us in a brief four day introduction to Africa Unit Study.
Below are a couple videos that go through what we will be using for our 7th grade school year. We follow a classical child approach to choosing our material. Below you will see what we are using for Language Arts, Math, Logic, History, Science and biblical studies. The last video is how I am attempting to incorporate a loop schedule for our day.
A Midwest February Morn Long winters are when I think of her most. The beauty I desire and left far behind without much thought. I long for her peaks and valleys, the curvatures of her voluminous physical features. Her lakes like watery eyes staring at me from afar. Her long timbers reaching for the blue […]
A few highlights from our Africa Unit Study. Incorporating food, art and geography.
The global pandemic has brought on disappointment, isolation and separation from those we love. It has changed our society, albeit for the short term, we all hope. But it has changed. One really great outcome from the pandemic are all the free on-line virtual tours.
All children learn at different speeds and have different stages of brain development. Homeschool families introduce topics and concepts at all different ages, not necessary where the state standards measure.
COVID has changed our homeschool. These small changes and expectations have eased some of the anxiety and stress that has surfaced since our days have changed so much.