This post is part of the 2018 Virtual Homeschooling Fair, which is hosted by Susan at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds. I encourage you to come check it out! You can find Week 2 in this series here! Even with all the resources available at our fingertips today, we still tend to lose focus in our… Continue reading Regaining Your Homeschool Focus
Around this time of year, things start to go back into place. Routines become normal again, schedules settle down, and…oh, yeah. I actually have to plan meals since we’re not out and about all the time! That tends to be the most difficult part of post-holiday “get back to normal” time, at least for me.… Continue reading Meal Planning Made Easy!
Every year, we start out with a wonderfully organized system of file folders, binders, whiteboards, and more. It goes well for about a month, perhaps, but then…well, the clutter sets in. Pretty soon, your dining room table is used for everything but dining and your 6th grader hasn’t seen his math book in at least… Continue reading 5 Ways to Cut the Clutter in Your Homeschool
Over the years, I’ve tried many (many!) different ways of planning and organizing my homeschool. Between raising a 2E child and teaching, I often found it difficult to keep our focus. Even though you may not deal with the same challenges, I have a feeling you know what I’m talking about! If you’re anything like me, you have a fairly sizeable stack of lesson planners that sort of work, but not really. You can tweak them, but it’s a pain – and after a while, you learn to go without. That’s why I’m really pretty excited about a new set of planners designed by a homeschool mom, for homeschool moms: The Focused Homeschool!
Each weekday during December, I’m going to be posting unit study resources for different countries around the world. I’m kicking off this series with Great Britain! (By the way - you can get my free Christmas around the World unit study planner here!) There are a lot of things I love about Christmas; I can’t… Continue reading Christmas Traditions in Britain Unit Resources!
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. Well, this year, a group of 65 homeschool bloggers and publishers (including yours truly) have gotten together to start a new tradition: Homeschool Thursday!… Continue reading Homeschool Thursday – Over $800 in Curriculum and Resources for Free!
‘Tis the season for family, fun studies, and amazing Black Friday deals! Whether you’re just starting your homeschool journey, need to stock up for next semester, or want to get some fun educational goodies for your kids for the the holidays, I’ve got you covered. You could spend time tracking all of these down yourself…but you’ve got more important things to focus on!
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… Continue reading 15 Ways to Make Writing Fun!
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… Continue reading Teaching Kids with Writing Difficulties
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. Purchasing items through these… Continue reading Teaching a Reluctant Writer