You’ve heard that expression that kids spell love t-i-m-e. Well, if you’re like me, you spend so much t-i-m-e doing school with your kids that it can be hard to make quality time for the non-academic things. That’s why I wanted to make a list of fun ways to spend time with your kids – it’s my cheat sheet when… View Post
We’ve made some small schedule changes in our homeschool this year. We’re only a couple of weeks in, but I’m seeing a big difference – in the kids’ attitudes, in the flow of our day, in the quality of work, and in our general satisfaction with school. So, what have we done? Well, because the kids sleep rather late, we’ve… View Post
Because this is the time of year when many families are just starting to homeschool, I wanted to share this article from Terri Johnson, well-known for Knowledge Quest maps and her wonderful history resources. By Terri Johnson – co-author of Homeschooling ABCs – an online class starting this month for brand new homeschoolers We’ve all seen it – or, at… View Post
Today is our first day of school! I don’t know about you, but the first day of school at my house isn’t always greeted with excitement — by the kids or myself. First Day of School 2010 There is no promise of catching up with friends not seen all summer, no new clothes to wear (because it’s still way too… View Post
Though we’re not always consistent with including it, nature study is one of our favorite ways to spend some of our homeschool day. It’s fun, relaxing, interest-led learning in a real-world, hands-on environment. Today I’m sharing five tips for making nature study a part of your homeschool over at Simple Homeschool.