Homeschool Thursday - Free Curriculum and Resources through December 4!
Homeschool, New to Homeschooling, Teaching

Homeschool Thursday – Over $800 in Curriculum and Resources for Free!

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!

What God is Doing: Bible Object Lessons that Teach Biblical Truth!
Bible, Teaching

What God is Doing – A Great New Find!

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… Continue reading What God is Doing – A Great New Find!

Holidays, Unit Studies

Learning About Cultures with Christmas around the World!

There are a lot of things I love about Christmas! I love celebrating the coming of Christ, spending time with my family, and just taking time to focus on different things. When we started homeschooling, we added in the fun of Christmas Around the World! At first, I thought this would be a great way… Continue reading Learning About Cultures with Christmas around the World!

Arts, Holidays

Christmas Stained Glass Art Project

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

A Christmas Carol Movie Study & Unit from A Helping Hand Homeschool
Language Arts, Literature, Unit Studies

A Christmas Carol Unit Study

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. Purchasing items through these links does not change your price at all, but it… Continue reading A Christmas Carol Unit Study

Holidays, Homeschool

Great Homeschool Discounts and Deals!

‘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!

15 Ways to Make Writing Fun!
Homeschool, Language Arts, Teaching, Writing

15 Ways to Make Writing Fun!

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!

Keeping Christmas in Your Heart
Holidays

Keeping Christmas in Your Heart

I’ll admit it. I love to go all out for Christmas. The decorations, recipes, and activities are kind of irresistible! Christmas is when we can take a break from the everyday schedule and learn about other places and people, their culture and traditions. What can I say? Christmas around the World studies were a big… Continue reading Keeping Christmas in Your Heart

How to teach kids with writing challenges, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, processing disorders, physical issues, and developmental readiness at A Helping Hand Homeshool.
Homeschool, Language Arts, Teaching, Writing

Teaching Kids with Writing Difficulties

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

How to teach kids with writing challenges, including dyslexia, dysgraphia, processing disorders, physical issues, and developmental readiness at A Helping Hand Homeshool.
Homeschool, Language Arts, Teaching, Writing

Teaching a Reluctant Writer

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