School Closures vs. Homeschooling

Starting on Friday, my little homeschooling blog has gotten a big spike in stats. No doubt this is due to the number of parents who are now required to teach their children at home due to the school closures surrounding COVID-19. I wish I could tell them right now not to worry.  And, this probably isn't … Continue reading School Closures vs. Homeschooling

Stuck at Home? Need to Teach Your Kids? Try these ideas.

It seems imminent that there will be more school closings, and people will be working remotely as the coronavirus continues to spread around the U.S. I hope that it won't be too bad. I hope that no one else will die. But we have to do everything we can do to slow it down so … Continue reading Stuck at Home? Need to Teach Your Kids? Try these ideas.

the mid-point of my son’s homeschool education (7th grade)

I have been reflecting lately on how we are homeschooling, or maybe a better way of putting it is that I have been reflecting on how homeschooling is going for my son, my 7th grader. Back when he was five and we made the final decision that we weren't going to enroll him in Kindergarten … Continue reading the mid-point of my son’s homeschool education (7th grade)

Our 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Schedule

Every year since my eldest son was in Pre-K, I have written about our homeschool and the resources we use. Now he's in the 7th grade, and I'm still writing about it, but as I mentioned in my last post, while I love writing and sharing, I'm not in a position to put so much … Continue reading Our 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum and Schedule

History Lesson Log #5: The Islamic World

I don't always have the resources to delve deeply into a topic, but as far as the Islamic World, the thirteen-year-old and I have read over a few texts and listened to his dad's podcast on the topic, and I think that's good for now. We will eventually watch some Great Courses on Islam, but … Continue reading History Lesson Log #5: The Islamic World

Planning Junior High Homeschool

My son has finally reached junior high school or 7th grade. I won't dwell on how quickly this happened. 😮 {Note: Every state seems to have different terms for these middle years. In Georgia, they call 6th-8th grade "middle school," but for simplicity's sake, I consider 6th grade part of elementary school and 7th & 8th … Continue reading Planning Junior High Homeschool