History Lesson Log #1: Intro, Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt

As I mentioned in my last post, I plan to keep a detailed record of what resources we’re using for history on this blog. 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 … Continue reading History Lesson Log #1: Intro, Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt

History for Homeschoolers

Some of you may have been using my husband's website, History for Homeschoolers, for your history lessons. We decided to transfer that information over to my website for simplicity's sake. This page will evolve as I add more information, but for now, I wanted to give you access to all the lectures that were on … Continue reading History for Homeschoolers

Digital Games and the Learning They Have Inspired

More than anything else in the world -- and yes, I think that includes piano and birds -- my boys love their digital games. Nothing depresses them more than not being able to play. If I needed to punish them, this would be the only way to punish them -- to take away their games. … Continue reading Digital Games and the Learning They Have Inspired

Your Guide to Teaching 1st Grade

I'm very happy to announce that I've finally finished a project I've been working on for a long time. It's a new e-book, The Everyday Homeschooler's Guide to Teaching First Grade. I recommend this book for anyone contemplating or currently homeschooling a child between the ages of 4-8. ("First grade" is only a guideline!) This book … Continue reading Your Guide to Teaching 1st Grade

Our 4th Grade Piano Adventures

At the end of May, my 10-year-old marked a full two years of taking piano lessons. In less than two years, he advanced to playing late intermediate/early advanced repertoire. This is quite remarkable, and for me, it finally sunk in just how remarkable this is over the past year. Of course, my husband recognized it … Continue reading Our 4th Grade Piano Adventures

My 1st Grader’s Ongoing Projects

As I look back over our school 2016-2017 school year, it's been fun to think about what my boys' major projects were this year. For my eldest, it was pretty much piano and gaming. But for my seven-year-old, he pursued many endeavors, and I had fun pursuing some of them with him. Yet it was … Continue reading My 1st Grader’s Ongoing Projects

Summertime for a Homeschooling Family

For most families, summertime means a huge change of pace. The children are home and need entertaining. There are trips to the pool, BBQs, family gatherings, outdoor entertainment etc. Well, we don’t have access to a pool, and we rarely eat BBQ, and we see our extended families about the same as always. While we … Continue reading Summertime for a Homeschooling Family