I’m not sure when I came up with this idea (or even if it was really my idea in the first place), but it has been very helpful for us.
Sharpen both ends.
It’s really quite simple. Though a tad time consuming when it’s time to sharpen, they don’t need to be sharpened nearly as [...]
I’m sure at one point or another every homeschool parent has faced some struggles or hurdles. I am currently one of them.
I’m wondering… What (if anything) do you allow your children to do/work on during read aloud time?
I am dealing with two drastically different personalities – both are boys and the younger one is only [...]
We have a box of packing paper (large sheets of plain newsprint) that’s been sitting in our garage for a long time and I really just got tired of shuffling it around, so I decided to put it to use.
We were working on a craft at our school table last week that required the use [...]
I’ve posted before on some of my solutions for keeping a toddler/preschooler busy during school time with older kids, but I’ve recently had to rethink my game plan.
I have a new toddler now (she’s only 28 months) and she’s too young for some of the things that Eli was doing when I first started teaching [...]
Ah, chores. It’s such a broad topic. Chores can be any number of things and I’m sure no two families handle them the same way. We have started our children on official chores around the age of 3, but they start out much younger than that with “helping” around the house.
As soon as they are [...]
Yesterday I told you about the new schedules I created for the kids and myself and today I’m going to explain how our school day actually works.
The printed schedule is pretty basic, but there’s actually a lot that happens in those “school” periods.
A typical day goes something like this:
5:45 – I try to get up [...]
I’m one of those moms that needs structure. I fall miserably behind in all areas of home life if I do not have a routine or schedule of some sort. In essence, I don’t handle go-with-the-flow very well.
When I was doing my homeschool planning for this year, I decided it was time we had a [...]
I LOVE homeschooling and am not afraid to admit it!
We believe it’s truly what God desires for our family and, even though that would be enough to convince us to follow through, we are so blessed to have so many additional reasons why we love it!
Here are some of those reasons, in no particular order:
If you’re a homeschooling parent that really tries to do it frugally (but effectively), I have an awesome tip for you! Actually, thinking about it, this tip can be utilized by anyone with preschool and early elementary aged children, as well.
My boys (6 and 3) enjoy age appropriate versions of dot-to-dots, mazes, matching shapes/numbers, tracing [...]
One of my favorite ways to keep Eli (3½) occupied for a decent amount of time (usually about 30 minutes) while I am working on a lesson with Jacob has been activity bins. I first got the idea from Stephanie at Keeper of the Home almost a year ago and immediately ran with it. Over [...]