PDF Resource: How To Homeschool 1st Grade/The Early Years

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

Daily Life is Boring to Write About

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.

Math Curriculum Review: Life of Fred Elementary Series

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

Money Matters for Homeschoolers: Financial Advice for Parents Who Take Charge of Their Children’s Education

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

Museum of Aviation, Warner Robbins, Georgia

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

History Lesson Log #2: The Hebrews, Ancient India, Ancient China

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

Marie Curie’s Homeschool Co-op

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