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

Kindergarten is the Easiest Grade to Homeschool

I just read my last post about Kindergarten: Homeschooling Kindergarten for the Second Time. I’m glad to see I’m still on track with what I wanted to accomplish with my six-year-old, though there have been a few tweaks. I wrote that this boy was growing – in body, intellect and creativity – by leaps and … Continue reading Kindergarten is the Easiest Grade to Homeschool

Homeschooling Kindergarten for the Second Time

I'm so proud of my boy who just turned six-years-old. He is growing -- in body, intellect and creativity -- by leaps and bounds. He is becoming more independent, and he's in a constant state of "play." He plays well with his brother or by himself. He loves playing with his toy animals and dinosaurs, … Continue reading Homeschooling Kindergarten for the Second Time

2nd Generation Butterflies

{Raising Painted Lady Butterflies} {Butterfly Life Cycle} Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on June 26, 2013. If you read my column regularly, you may recall that we raised Painted Lady butterflies this spring. We ordered the larvae from an online company and watched them grow, pupate and emerge into adult butterflies. … Continue reading 2nd Generation Butterflies