Elementary Curriculum Recommendations

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These are many wonderful curriculums out there, so this list just shows the tip of the iceberg. While the variety of choices is great, it is also OVERWHELMING. If you just need a place to start, I’d recommend these. Then as you get more comfortable with homeschooling you can branch out. To start with, cover […]

Curriculum for Elementary School Recommendations

curriculum for elementary school

These are many wonderful curriculums out there, so this list just shows the tip of the iceberg. While the variety of choices is great, it is also OVERWHELMING. When choosing a curriculum for elementary school there are many things to consider, in this post I will give you important guidelines and suggestions. If you just […]

Helping Kids To Thrive During Coronavirus School Closures

Helping kids to thrive during the coronavirus school closures

Help Your Kids to Thrive During Coronavirus School Closures Coronavirus has caused many disruptions to our normal schedules, including kids staying home from school. While I can’t help with the financial or childcare problems that families are facing, I can offer some advice on making this break time a productive, learning experience for children. I […]

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Reading for your child is often the best tool to teach them to read. Especially if they struggle.

Reading Tip

In our last post we discussed the importance of allowing children to read books that are too easy for them. If you missed it, you can check it out here. Today, we are going to explore another mistake we make when it comes to our child’s reading level. The oldest of my sons was slow […]

Advice for getting the most from those Junior High Years

Those Jr. High Years

So Just what do your kids need to do in Junior High?     In elementary school our children are learning the basic building blocks of education; reading, writing, and arithmetic. Their understanding of basic science concepts and vocabulary are growing, and  they are gaining a sense of the flow of history. Make this framework […]

New Homeschool Year Checklist

Homeschool Checklist

I LOVE September.  Forget the whole ‘January is a new year’ business, it’s the start of a new school year I love. So here is my list of what needs to be done as you begin the new school year. 1.  Evaluate  Most of us want to jump straight into ordering curriculum, but there is […]

Homeschool Vs. Charter School

Homeschool vs. Charter School

This has been a difficult article for me to write and one I have put off repeatedly.  I was asked again today about Charter Schools and I decided it was time I address the issue. First, and most importantly, I fervently believe parents should be able to determine how best to educate their children.  We […]