Do you have much time to organize and prep your homeschool lessons each day? If you are like me, you just said "Heck, no!". I like to do as much organization as I can during summer or school breaks so that I can just 'grab and go' on school days. (Note: This post contains affiliate … Continue reading How To Organize Your All About Reading Materials
Does your child struggle with feeling overwhelmed by school work? My older son, (4th grade) struggles with feeling OVERWHELMED with many things in life. We had a pretty good handle on it during the first half of this school year, but once we got back to school from time off for the holidays, the overwhelm … Continue reading A Daily Planner For Overcoming OVERWHELM In The Homeschool Day
I think most of us know that movement is important to helping all children learn, especially those that have trouble focusing on their learning activities. In fact, this was one of the reasons we chose to homeschool, so that our children didn't have to sit at a desk or table for long stretches of time. … Continue reading How to Use Movement to Help Your Children Learn
Have you thought about having a morning meeting as part of your homeschool day? Last year, I decided to start our school day with a morning meeting and it was one of the best homeschool decisions I have made! It made it so easy to get the boys to come to the school room on … Continue reading Start Your Homeschool Morning Off Right
Each year, I make a grid with all of the subjects we plan on covering for the next school year and then I start filling in what curriculum I think I want to use and notes about where to buy, cost, prep work involved, etc. This year, I had almost the whole grid for next … Continue reading Our 4th Grade Homeschool Plans
Each year, I make a grid with all of the subjects we plan on covering for the next school year and then I start filling in what curriculum I think I want to use and notes about where to buy, cost, prep work involved, etc. This year, I had almost the whole grid for next … Continue reading Our 2nd Grade Homeschool Plans
Last week, we talked about seven different methods of homeschooling. Another factor in determining how to structure your homeschool is your child's learning styles. We take information in through our senses, which then send that information to different parts of the brain to be processed and teach us about the world. The main senses we … Continue reading What is Your Child’s Learning Style?
Children are naturally curious and are wired to explore and learn. When our kids are little many of us do a great job of providing them with a stimulating environment to explore and learn from, but as they get older, it can be harder to know what to provide in the environment. Lives get busier … Continue reading 8 Ways to Set Up Your Home for Incidental Learning (Ages 5-11)