Category: Homeschool

January Nature Day by Day Calendar

I’ve enjoyed the Nature calendars in the book Natural Science Through the Seasons: 100 Teaching Units by J.A. Partridge. Inspired by the beautiful calendar this talented blogger made, I decided to redo the calendar for January nature calendar.

In an effort to spend more time with my little girl and less on the computer, I hand drew the whole thing so forgive the slightly crooked lines. I’m not going to pretend that mine is half as good as the one the other blogger did for October, but I’m sharing anyway.

Printable Presidents File Folder Game

Games are such a great way to learn things. That’s why I’m so excited about the printable history games I’ve been working on. I’ve combined some of my interests of teaching and learning along with my kids and I’ve have come up with some great educational file folder games. Now, I’ll admit I didn’t do this all by myself. I’ve had some amazing help from my boys.

Lessons Learned From My Son’s First Self-Published Book

My son recently published his first book. The book is about chess. And not just chess in general, but on one single opening. We’ve had some people ask why he chose to write a book on one specific chess opening. I think he explains it really well in his introduction so if you want to know, just check out his introduction. We learned some things along the way that I thought I’d share with you today.

Wordsmithy: Hot Tips for the Writing Life Review and GIVEAWAY

I always thought that either someone knew how to write well or not. I thought it was something you were born with.

It wasn’t until I was teaching my own children to write that I realized I was wrong. I started reading books about writing and I realized that writing is a skill that can be taught. Just like someone can learn to play the piano or draw with enough practice. Sure, there might be people who have a natural gift with words, just as there are people who can play musical instruments