The key to starting your 9th grader off on the right foot with a language arts program is to start with a great reading plan. And, when creating a great reading plan, you need to start with the basics. Once your student learns those, they can keep adding to their language arts vocabulary and become great readers and effective writers.
Pots of gold, shamrock cookies, and planting clover were some of the fun we had in our There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club!There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover Nature Book Club Discussion This month our nature book club was inspired by the book, There Was an
A few months ago, my middle schooler asked me if she could take American Sign Language as one of her courses. I immediately said “Sure” and went about my business, considering this one of those fun extra classes she would take before starting her high school courses next year. But a few days later, her
Snowball donuts, temperature experiments, and a boy named Peter inspired the kids to learn about temperature at our The Snowy Day Nature Book Club. The Snowy Day Book Club Discussion This month our nature book club was inspired by the book, The Snowy Day by Jack Ezra Keats. This is such a sweet story about
A while back, my youngest decided she wanted to learn Chinese. I have no idea where this idea came from or what inspired it, but we agreed to find her a tutor in Mandarin. She has loved this experience, but we came to realize that she needed daily instruction to go with her weekly tutoring.
At the beginning of our homeschool journey, I realized that things were not going the way I wanted. I had envisioned this happy homeschool full of fun, field trips, learning, and togetherness. I had researched all the homeschooling methods, read dozens of curriculum reviews, and bookmarked page after page of homeschooler bloggers. I spent hours
When considering homeschooling, most people will ask, “Can I homeschool?” And, while a valid question, it probably isn’t the one you should be asking. The more appropriate question is, “Should I homeschool?” The majority of people who consider homeschooling CAN homeschool if they so choose. Most states have a requirement that the teacher must have
Teaching writing is a difficult task for most of us, but teaching revision is even more challenging. I’ve been homeschooling for several years now, and teaching my kids how to revise their writing isn’t the cryfest it used to be. What is Revision? Revision is not editing. Let’s not confuse those two. Editing is
Choosing a high school science curriculum can be a daunting task. There are so many options to sift through and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. When it came time to choose a curriculum this year, we settled on an old favorite, Apologia Science. It was the very first science curriculum we chose as