I’m surprised at the number of back-to-school comments, or not-back-to-school in the case of homeschoolers, I saw on Facebook this morning. It’s mid-August. Why so early? Not only are school-aged children heading to the school building, but so are many three- and four-year-olds. Some of these little boys and girls are Read More ….
Too often “the classics” of literature are considered too old and too difficult for our children to tackle. As our kids’ teachers, we try to put on a happy face and tell them they’ll love it. If we’re honest with ourselves and our children, we have to admit we used Read More ….
Our family traveled a lot when I was growing up. My dad’s job moved us around the country and Dad made sure we visited important sites in each area. Now I often say I learned more on the road than in the classroom. Not all families are blessed to move Read More ….
by Erin Salazar In today’s world, it is becoming increasingly becoming valuable to be bilingual or at least be able to understand a few key phrases in a second language. Whether your child has a future in the business world or missions, a little bit of foreign language could provide Read More ….
Like the socialization question, some doubts about homeschooling continue in spite of the evidence that they are false fears. One such doubt is high school at home. Four decades of homeschooled students graduating from high school and succeeding in college, business, and other areas has not changed the view. To Read More ….
For homeschoolers, a more exciting sign of spring than blooming flowers, warmer sunshine, and the arrival of daylight saving time is graduation planning. Our minds fill with so many thoughts from the practical logistics of the day to the whispers that you might be “less than” and have passed that Read More ….
When you think of journalism, you probably have some set ideas of what it is and why you can’t teach it as a homeschool class. Perhaps you think journalists must write for a student newspaper in junior high or high school. You know there must be follow up through a Read More ….
What better time to teach about the election process than during an election year? Now is the time to gather resources for teaching about elections! There is more to elections in the United States than simply showing up and casting a ballot. Our Constitution and its amendments set specific guidelines Read More ….
This post contains affiliate links. I enjoy poetry. I wanted my children to enjoy poetry. Sadly, I never really learned to write lovely verses and, consequently, I don’t think I did an adequate job of teaching my children. When the opportunity came to take a look at Grammar of Poetry from Read More ….
On my return trip from the 2:1 Blogging Conference, I threw one of my carry-ons into the bin at the security screening. I heard behind me, “Look, she believes in homeschooling.” I turned around to be greeted by a sweet smiling face, “We homeschool, too.” Later we saw each other Read More ….