Note: I was provided with a free copy of What God is Doing for review purposes. I was not compensated for my review, and my opinions are my own. There are a lot of options for Bible curriculum out there, both for homeschool and church use. Many of them are engaging, easy to use, and easy to understand. There’s just… Read More
Archives for November 2017
You’ve likely heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday; there are deals galore. And of Giving Tuesday, when you can focus your giving efforts to help an organization of your choice. Last year, a group of 65 homeschool bloggers and publishers (including yours truly) got together to start a new tradition: Homeschool Thursday! This year, we’re expanding our offerings to bring… Read More
We all know that hands-on projects can do so much to enhance our kids’ learning, and art is a large part of that. As part of the Bible Christmas Crafts for Kids series at Thinking Kids Blog, I’ve written a guest post with a fun Stained Glass art project and devotional lesson! This time of year, it’s so important to help our kids understand the real meaning of Christmas.
Santa and presents are fun, and there are fun events that only come around once per year. And the time with family…well, it’s what memories are made of.
But this isn’t all there is. There’s so much more
We’ve all heard it…scratch that. Most of us have probably said it at one time or another! (In our pre-homeschooling mom days, of course!) “Why read the book? I’ll just watch the movie.” *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. This might be the ultimate “I really don’t want to read that… Read More
For a lot of us, writing instruction is…well, not very fun. It often goes something like this: Turn to the next assignment in the workbook or teacher’s manual and read the basic instructions. Set a blank sheet of paper in front of your child. Watch your child stare blankly at the paper. Give up and go on to another subject…. Read More
Yesterday, I wrote about ways to help students who find it difficult to write. Many of these kids just plain don’t know what to write or how to structure it, so I wrote about ways to help them learn these skills. Some kids have bigger difficulties when it comes to writing, though. Today’s post is for them. *Affiliate links may… Read More
One of the questions I commonly get is, “My child hates writing. What can I do?” A lot of kids are reluctant writers! There are a few different answers to that question, and they depend on the reason your child hates to write. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. Many kids dislike… Read More
Recently, I asked a question on my Facebook page: “If you could pay someone to teach any subject for you, what would it be?” The most popular answer? Writing. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Please see the disclosure for details. (Not surprisingly, the second most popular answer was math, but that will have to wait for another… Read More
When I taught jr. high and high school literature, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare was one of my favorite books to cover. I made it into a 6-week unit that included a major writing project. (More on that later this week!) *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links does not change your… Read More
I have had so much fun writing a series on artists and art history over the past few weeks! There are still a lot of artists I’d like to get to, and I’m working on some unit studies, two of which are already available in my store. In the meantime though, I wanted to share some of my favorite art… Read More