Having trouble finding a homeschool community that fits? Consider this!

More than ever before I have seen a surge in parents homeschooling for the first time. According to this article from HSLDA, the number of parents choosing to educate their children entirely at home has doubled in the past year from 3.2 million to nearly 6 million nationwide. I can’t speak for co-ops in otherContinue reading “Having trouble finding a homeschool community that fits? Consider this!”

Helpful Habits for Writing Well #4: Notebooking

Are you looking for ideas to help your child develop good writing skills? I’ve been sharing four helpful tools I have found that cover a lot of ground in teaching kids to write. Since our family is larger than the average size, these have been very helpful to me in minimizing the number of lessonsContinue reading “Helpful Habits for Writing Well #4: Notebooking”

Helpful Habits for Writing Well #3: Narration

I’ve been sharing four helpful tools I have found that cover a lot of ground in teaching kids to write. Since our family is larger than the average size, these have been very helpful to me in minimizing the number of lessons while still developing the many sub-categories of writing: spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, handwriting, writingContinue reading “Helpful Habits for Writing Well #3: Narration”

Helpful Habits for Writing Well #2: Copying the Best Pieces from Great Authors

In my last post, I listed four helpful tools I have found that cover a lot of ground in teaching kids to write. Since our family is larger than the average size, these have been very helpful to me in minimizing the number of lessons while still developing the many sub-categories of writing: spelling, vocabulary,Continue reading “Helpful Habits for Writing Well #2: Copying the Best Pieces from Great Authors”

Helpful Habits for Writing Well #1: Creating a Literate Environment

When you think about all the facets involved in teaching a child to write well, it can be overwhelming!! The subjects handwriting, punctuation, spelling, grammar, and vocabulary are just the start. They need to learn the challenging skill of expressing their thoughts clearly in written form. Add to the list the writing process, writing styles…Continue reading “Helpful Habits for Writing Well #1: Creating a Literate Environment”

Personal Wellness and Homeschooling

Homeschooling can be all-consuming. It’s easy to become obsessive about planning, looking into new, exciting curriculums and enjoying this new-found freedom. When I started homeschooling, my girlfriends and I would bounce ideas off each other, talk about our schedules, what was working/not working, the beauty of learning at home, giving our kids a wild andContinue reading “Personal Wellness and Homeschooling”

10 MORE Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids

In a recent article in HSLDA magazine, the author listed two crucial attitudes new homeschoolers need to have in order to “make it”. They need to believe  “We really can pull this off!” and 2. “Homeschooling is good for our children.” If you’d like to read more about these topics, check out my posts ToContinue reading “10 MORE Reasons Why Homeschooling Can Be SO GOOD For Kids”