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

Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities at www.helpinghandhomeschool.com.
Arts, Charlotte Mason, History, Homeschool, Unit Studies, Unschooling

Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities

There are certain images that are just plain iconic. You can place them immediately, whether you see them in a museum or screen-printed on a tote bag. Monet’s Water Lilies. Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans or Marilyn Monroe Series. *Affiliate links may be present on this page. Purchasing items through these links… Continue reading Andy Warhol and Pop Art Study and Activities

Arts, Charlotte Mason, Homeschool, Notebooking

Free Art History Notebooking Pages!

For the past few weeks, I have been writing a series of lessons to help you incorporate art and art history into your day. I hope you’re having fun with them! As a bonus, I’ve designed a set of notebooking pages to go along with the study. And the great thing? You can use these… Continue reading Free Art History Notebooking Pages!

Arts, History, Homeschool, Unit Studies

Artist Study and Free Activities: Claude Monet (+ Free Art Study Cards!)

As you can probably tell by this month’s series, I love art. Studying artists and their work is fascinating, and I find it difficult to reel myself in. There are just so many incredible things to write about! One of my favorites, though, is the subject of today’s study: Claude Monet.

Arts, History, Homeschool, Unit Studies

Artist Study and Free Activities: Carolus Linnaeus

I have so much fun coordinating art projects with other areas of study. History, literature, math, and science all lend themselves so well to art! (Ok, it’s probably the other way around, but still.) That’s why I like the new craze about STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). I don’t generally go for fads, especially in education, but this one leaves room for so many great studies.

Arts, Homeschool, Unit Studies

Artist Study and Free Activities: Rembrandt van Rijn

Something that fascinates me about studying artists is the pure drive that they have. The source of that drive is different for each artist, and it comes about at different points in their lives, but they all have it. And the amazing thing is, it comes out in all different ways. Even when they’re working with the same mediums or the same style – or even side by side! – the work of the great masters is intensely personal. You can see the artist in their work. Today’s artist, Rembrandt van Rijn, is a perfect example of this.

Homeschool, Parenting

Filling In the Gaps: Homeschooling Special Needs Kids

Moms of special needs kids - gifted, 2E (twice exceptional), and special needs - get to hear it all. "Aren't you just handicapping him?" "If you give her accommodations, she'll never be able to do it on her own!" And the one we tell ourselves, time and time again: "What will people think?"

Arts, History, Homeschool, Teaching

Artist Study and Free Activities: Michelangelo

When my son was little, he would often get frustrated because his artwork didn’t look like that of the masters we studied. He figured that if his work couldn’t measure up to theirs, then what was the point of doing it? Eventually, he got past this, but I can remember telling him: “That’s ok. Michelangelo couldn’t do that when he was little, either. You’re doing great!”