Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature

Two Books: A Children's Introduction to the World and Give Your Child the World

I don't know about you, but I am always looking to streamline things in our homeschool.  I love it when I can combine different subjects so it doesn't feel like we are learning separate, unconnected information.  Recently, I found two books that I am using to plan some of our lessons for next year.  You … Continue reading Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature

Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Stirring meatballs on the stove

Do your kids help in the kitchen?  Have you thought about all the different skills you are teaching your kids when cooking together?   Obviously, learning to make food for themselves (and hopefully the whole family) is one, but they can also strengthen their fine-motor, direction following, math, reading, science, and safety skills!  In fact, if … Continue reading Six Skills Children Learn When Cooking

Can You Teach Homeschool Chemistry to Your Elementary Age Children?

Ideas for curriculum and materials for teaching your elementary age children chemistry.

Do you wonder if elementary age kids can really learn chemistry?  Are you afraid to teach your children chemistry because you weren't so good at it?  My answers to both of these questions were "yes" before starting our chemistry curriculum this year.  I had one bad experience with chemistry in middle school and thought I … Continue reading Can You Teach Homeschool Chemistry to Your Elementary Age Children?

An Easy Way to Learn the Earth’s Biomes

Cover for An Easy Way to Learn Earth's Biomes showing photos of the desert and a rainforest.

This year, we learned about the earth's biomes for our science curriculum.  Through this one subject, we learned animal classification, plant classification, life cycles, the water cycle, geography, conservation as well as other topics that came up during our study.  All while taking the relaxed approach of studying one biome a month.  Here are the … Continue reading An Easy Way to Learn the Earth’s Biomes