I think a common myth for homeschooling is that you need to have your day scheduled out such as a public school classroom would do. No one loves a good schedule as much as I do, but I also like to complete a task and get I frazzled when I feel too rushed. Due to this, trying to do math… Read More
The First Few Weeks of Homeschool
Regardless of if you are a new or seasoned homeschooler, the first few weeks of a new homeschool year can be unpredictable. Perhaps you are adding new students or curriculum, but even if you aren’t, your kids are getting older so you are teaching a grade you haven’t taught before! This can cause homeschooling parents to become discouraged and frustrated… Read More
tips for starting your first year of homeschool
It’s August and time is dwindling before the start of school is upon us, maybe for some of you it already is! Most homeschooling moms are in the throws of finalizing curriculum and resources for the school year right now (if you haven’t already). If you are a first time homeschooling mom, I want to give you some tips on… Read More
Jump math and Horizons math comparison
Wow, I’ve been missing for a while! It turns out it is hard to keep up a blogging schedule during the summer while also having a brand new puppy! I shared flip through of these books on my instagram stories but I want to share still photos with you here in a post for anyone else wondering about either of… Read More
how to teach your child to read in a few minutes a day
I get that this can seem like a daunting task. I am a certified trained teacher and this felt daunting to me since I had never taught kindergarten before. My students had always had the basics of how to read when they came to me. Because of this, when Hailey started kindergarten and was begging me to teach her to… Read More
How to homeschool while holding on to your sanity
I know what you are thinking, this is not a possible task. And I’ll be the first to admit, some days it is not! We are mothers with our children around us day in and day out, the sanity is bound to leave us on occasion! But the good news is it doesn’t have to be daily. I want to… Read More
Spruce Up Your child’s spelling practice at home.
Spelling. We all need to know how to do it. Yes, even in this age of technology, little red underlines and autocorrect. While our children will have more access to autocorrect than we had, it is still important that they understand the basis of spelling. There are many ways this can be taught and practiced. I choose spelling words from… Read More
I decided to homeschool….now whaT?
So you have made the decision to start homeschooling your child/ children! Congratulations! If you are like many, if not all, other homeschooling parents, your next thoughts will be “what are the next steps to get started homeschooling?” Next Steps to Get started homeschooling You have already made the first right step and that is to decide you want to… Read More