In this PDF resource, you will find tips for keeping homeschooling costs low, places to earn a little extra money, a summary of advice all financial experts teach, how to teach kids about money, links to free educational resources and more.
How do I teach 1st grade? What are my kids supposed to learn? What resources should I use? How do I plan lessons and schedule my day? How do I meet other homeschoolers? The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years will answer these questions and more. This simple guide also shows you how to create an environment that … Continue reading PDF Resource: How To Homeschool 1st Grade/The Early Years
Life may not be boring, but I can write about it only so much, or I'm going to bore you. I mean, how many times do you want to read that the eight-year-old beat me at Star Wars Monopoly? (And I swear I'm not letting him win.) Or that the eleven-year-old played Mozart's Fantasia for the thousandth time, or that I am still a failure at cooking, and you couldn't eat off my floors, but all the laundry gets done, and the dishes are washed three times a day.
If you’re a seasoned homeschooling parent, you probably know that deep sense of satisfaction when you have completed a long curriculum with your child. I had this feeling last year when my eleven-year-old finished the 10th book in the Life of Fred series, which is the end of what the author, Dr. Stanley Schmidt, terms his … Continue reading Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series
I'm excited to tell you about a new resource I have available. Money Matters for Homeschoolers: Financial Advice for Parents Who Take Charge of Their Children's Education is a downloadable PDF containing everything I could think of to tell you about keeping homeschooling costs low and being financially savvy. This PDF (or little e-book) contains the article I … Continue reading Money Matters for Homeschoolers: Financial Advice for Parents Who Take Charge of Their Children’s Education
A few weeks ago, we took a day trip to the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins, Georgia, which is the second largest museum in the United States Air Force. This was very exciting for my boys who have learned a great deal about military aircraft in their digital games and for my husband, who is … Continue reading Museum of Aviation, Warner Robbins, Georgia
As promised, I'm continuing with my detailed record of what resources we’re using for history. Sometimes we may simply read about a topic, and other times we may go on field trips and do activities. Over time, we may add more to our studies, so I may come back and add more resources to these … Continue reading History Lesson Log #2: The Hebrews, Ancient India, Ancient China
It's always good to take a moment and look back at what I accomplished in the past year because, well, it helps to soften the regret of all the things I did not do. The year 2017 was not a year of new things or grand projects (at least by me). It contained minimal hiking, … Continue reading 2017 was a year of homeschooling
Today is the Winter Solstice, and for the past few years, I've tried to recognize this day, which has the shortest daylight hours of the year. You can read more about my decision to celebrate "the return of light" here. And here are some quick ideas for celebrating too. Today the boys and I are … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice
Today is the 150th birthday of Marie Curie, the distinguished Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist. She was the first woman and first person to win the Nobel Prize twice. As a coincidence, I've been reading a biography of Marie Curie, written by Robert Reid in 1974. The book may have already been surpassed by … Continue reading Marie Curie’s Homeschool Co-op