The Difficulty With Homeschooling

This morning I had planned some lessons to do with the boys, and at breakfast, they reminded me of some things they wanted to learn, so we spent some time on the computer looking up videos to answer their questions. My six-year-old's question was: "What is bacteria, and how does it cause disease?" My nine-year-old's … Continue reading The Difficulty With Homeschooling

My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

This year my nine-year-old is in the third grade, and according to the law in Georgia, I'm required to have him tested every three years, starting in the 3rd grade. Fortunately, we do not have to show the results to anyone, so it seemed like a good way to assess how he's doing. But as I … Continue reading My experience with the PASS standardized test for homeschoolers

Homeschooling 3rd Grade: Where It’s Taken Us And How our Schedule and Curriculum Have Changed Over the Year

I just read over the post I wrote earlier this year, Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture. That was a good title for that post. Third grade has had a different feel to it than the first years of our homeschooling adventure, and my nine-year-old is making a huge shift in his maturity as well as activities. … Continue reading Homeschooling 3rd Grade: Where It’s Taken Us And How our Schedule and Curriculum Have Changed Over the Year

Making Time for Project-based Homeschooling

Projects and creativity are a natural part of a child's life. They can be big or small. They may last a few minutes or many years. Project-based homeschooling seems to be changing for us, and on one hand, it’s made me feel like I’m not doing it right, but as I sit here writing, which is … Continue reading Making Time for Project-based Homeschooling

Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture

This August, my eldest son turned 9, and I consider him a third grader. Third grade definitely has a different feel to it. For the first time, I'm doing less "child-led" and more "teacher-led" work. (The teacher being me.) Keep in mind that my six-year-old son is now in kindergarten, and I'm doing a little more rigid course … Continue reading Homeschooling 3rd Grade: A New Venture