The new school year is almost here, and for many of you has already started. I can’t believe how the summer has flown. Here are some tips that I hope you’ll find helpful in having a successful homeschool year.
There’s a lot to love about the Little House on the Prairie series. The books remind us of a simpler time. They emphasize a strong family–the kind of family that sticks together through hard times and somehow always comes out stronger on the other side. They portray hard work and hardships
Choosing a math curriculum for my youngest son has always been challenging for me. Not because he struggles in math, but rather the opposite. He loves it! He has always loved numbers even from a young age. I remember him standing next to
The Periodic Table of the Elements- we all probably studied it in school. I remember trying to memorize the symbols for the elements. AU for gold, AG for silver, PB for lead and so on. Now these can be nice to know if you’re taking one of those random intelligence tests, but hardly exciting material. […]
Recently there was one of those polls on Facebook that likes to ask senseless questions. You know the kind. The kind that asks you if you’d rather know how to play all the instruments in the world or know all the languages in the world. The ones that often remind me of my four boys who have an endless supply of perplexing questions they like to throw at my husband and me at the dinner table.
When I first heard about Kindle I was not impressed. As one who loves books, I didn’t like the idea of reading from a screen. I didn’t want to give up the look and feel of an actual book.
I remember as a young girl going for walks with my mom and being surprised that she seemed to know the name of every bird and tree we passed. She even knew the names of the weeds in the ditch.
Sadly, few children growing up today are learning about the world around them
We love a good read aloud here. We spent six years in West Africa with limited electricity in the evenings and often with our laptop battery shot from the intense heat so anything computer related was definitely out. Reading aloud in the evenings was one way we made memories and grew close as a family during those times. We loved reading about