I’ve always loved to draw. Somewhere along the way, I decided I wasn’t good at it because I couldn’t do very realistic drawings or draw people that looked like the people I was trying to draw, so I quit. Homeschooling my children has given me a great opportunity to try different art forms and get back into art. One art program I was given the opportunity to review lately is Beyond the Stick Figure by Sally Stansfield.
Giving your child a strong start in reading begins with phonemic awareness. You might wonder, “What exactly is phonemic awareness?” Or maybe you already are familiar with the term, but are wondering what activities you can do that will strengthen…
Through the years, we’ve really enjoyed using games in our homeschooling. There are so many games available that work perfectly to teach a variety of skills and subjects- math, spelling, language, team skills, strategy, logic, and the list could go on. Of course, there are Scrabble and Pictionary which are great for spelling and vocabulary. Uno is probably one of the best for teaching young children colors and numbers.
Here are some of my favorite preschool programs. Do I think a preschool program is necessary? No, I don’t. Read, play, read some more, go outside (probably one of the most important things you can do), and above all, point your child to Jesus. Don’t be over-eager to push academics. You can never redo these days.
If you need to keep record of the days you do school throughout the year, these cute school attendance calendars are an easy way to do that.
Here’s a Free April Nature Calendar. I hope you enjoy these ideas to interact with nature.
We still have quite a bit of snow on the ground, but we know spring is just around the corner.
We’ve been making maple syrup. I owe a huge thanks
Make learning fun with these printable history games. Your students won’t even know they’re learning! Contains over a dozen games that can be printed out and used to enhance your study of United States History.
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.
My oldest son will be driving soon, and for me, that’s a rather scary thought. Especially when I consider some of the recent stories I’ve heard of his older cousins who have recently learned to drive. (Some of which involve telephone poles and flipped Four Wheelers.)
Add to that the fact that one out of every two teen drivers
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.