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When my kids were little, we spent countless hours piled upon the couch reading our favorite classic story books. The pages came alive of books such as Stuart Little, Charlotte’s Web, The Velveteen Rabbit, and more. Being a homeschool family, we have devoured so many of those books.
Since we homeschool, we are always looking for free resources that offer us a way to study something, but make it really interesting. Never in a million years did I think to check out the Orkin website. Here I have leared about the world’s scariest bugs.
This year has already started off to a great year with my daughter. It feels weird though, because she is the only one I am homeschooling. Because of that I am working hard at making it a fun year for her. Here are 3 tips to make homeschooling fun that I try to incorporate in our week somewhere.
This week we started back to homeschool. I have been dreading this week more and more, but then once it arrived, it has been smooth sailing. Kayla is different this year with her learning which is making it SO much easier for us during our school hours. Here is our weekly wrap up.
My daughter plays drums. Never in a million years did I think that she would want to play any musical instrument, but when she began to show an interest about 3 years ago, my husband and I sat up and took notice. We started making calls, talking to people, getting her a drum set and setting up lessons for her to take. It’s something she enjoys, but along the way other things have happened too. Here are 13 reasons why your child should take music lessons.
When we started homeschooling, I fell in love with the sky. We went to the planetarium and I thoroughly enjoyed watching all the stars fall and learning about the planets. As good as that was, the planetarium at the Creation Museum is 100 times better. At this planetarium, you learn all about the sky and planets from a Godly perspective. In my opinion, it is the best one out there. After visiting in June, I decided to search the internet and create my own homeschool Astronomy Unit Study based on what we saw.
School will be starting up for us next week. Because of that, I have been putting together some studies with us. Kayla will be doing Biology this year, but we are breaking it down and using a different kind of curriculum from AIG, so we are supplementing and adding in our own fun things for the unit study portion. We are starting out with plants, which is the study of botany. Here is how I am creating my own homeschool botany unit study.
This guest post on online writing curriculum has been submiteed by Nikolas Brown
Writing is an important skill for any profession, so it’s something you want to make sure you teach your students well. However, writing can be hard to teach. For some moms, even if they love to write and have an excellent command of the English language, coming up with a strategy for organizing grammar lessons and thinking of creative writing prompts– while also instilling a passion for writing in their children– can be very difficult.
The time has finally come to get our homeschool curriculum picked out for the new school year. I won’t lie. I have been looking and researching since we began last year. I just realized that what we were using wasn’t going to make the cut for this year, so we finally settled on some things for this year.