August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, which is an awareness month dedicated to the importance of eye health and exams for children anywhere between the ages of 3 and 18. Many people overlook eye health unless there are obvious signs of vision problems, like eye rubbing, squinting, or discomfort. When homeschooling and online
Whether you have been homeschooling for years or are just getting started, there will come times when you simply need a little help. Sometimes that means you buy the big boxed curriculum for the year or hire out your least favorite subject. Sometimes though, you just need a little help with ideas. When it comes
Recently I discovered a new writing program. I wasn’t in the market for a writing program, but I kept seeing it popping up and it was intriguing. Finally, I couldn’t hold back my curiosity anymore and I decided to check it out. Now, I’m bummed that I did not learn about it sooner. Simply stated, it’s
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