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 failure on to your graduate.
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 college major in journalism or
Three-year-old Rosie brought a handful of rocks from the driveway in the house. She carefully placed these ordinary pieces of gravel on the bookshelf. This was the beginning of her rock collection. At three years old, there was little pattern or reason to her collection or how she displayed it. She just started collecting rocks.
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 for national elections. Each state
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 Compass Classroom, I jumped at
This post contains affiliate links. I serve God and others by offering real-world solutions based on my real-world experiences. I strive to be open, honest, and practical to inspire others to move forward. This is my mission statement. Not just for this blog or my writing or my speaking, this is my life mission. My
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 again on the plane. This
I take a look at my kids’ Facebook pages and wonder, “Why is the socialization question still being asked of homeschoolers?” My kids, all 30+, have a predictable group of social media friends: family members, work colleagues, and school friends. Yes, that’s right “school friends.” Not all of in this last group were homeschooled, but
Who remembers hiding under the blankets with a flashlight to keep reading a book after lights out? I certainly do. When my grandkiddos visit, I see a faint glow of an e-reader after bedtime has been declared, the 21st century version of flashlight and blanket. We bibliophiles are known for lamenting the demise of the
Global School Play Day. Hmm. My first thought was “That’s a good idea. Children need more time to play at school or anywhere for that matter.” Then on second thought, “What? We need a special day to play?” What do most of us remember from our childhood? The time we were playing or the time