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

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

Homeschooling 1st Grade: A Look at Our Year & Curriculum

Now available!  The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years is for all parents of young students who are beginning to homeschool or who are in their early elementary years. Homeschooling young children doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and this no-fuss resource will show you how. It will show you how to create … Continue reading Homeschooling 1st Grade: A Look at Our Year & Curriculum

Homeschooling: Diving into Human History

I'm extra excited to tell you that one of the things I added mid-year are history lessons. If there's one thing I've been wanting to learn more about, it's history. 🙂 Until now, history is something I have not worried about incorporating into our homeschool lessons for several reasons. First, I don't think young children … Continue reading Homeschooling: Diving into Human History

Homeschooling 1st Grade Curriculum

A quick note about a resource you may like: The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years is for all parents of young students who are beginning to homeschool or who are in their early elementary years. Homeschooling young children doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and this no-fuss resource will show you … Continue reading Homeschooling 1st Grade Curriculum

Project-based Homeschooling: It’s All for the Birds (in a good way)

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~ Chinese proverb In past years, I wrote a lot of posts with examples of project-based homeschooling in our home, mostly because my eldest son was always making things. This year I have written only two! This is because both boys … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: It’s All for the Birds (in a good way)

Homeschooling: Our 1st Grade End of Year Review and Progress Report

A quick note about a resource you may like: The Everyday Homeschooler’s Guide to Teaching the Early Years is for all parents of young students who are beginning to homeschool or who are in their early elementary years. Homeschooling young children doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and this no-fuss resource will show you … Continue reading Homeschooling: Our 1st Grade End of Year Review and Progress Report

Project-based Homeschooling: This year’s cardboard projects

It's the end of our "school year," so I'm wrapping it up at home and on my blog. A few more posts to go! As I review our past year, I have found that my seven-year-old has been quite a builder! I've written extensively about his interest in clay here and here. Now I want … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: This year’s cardboard projects

Project-based Homeschooling: Long-term Clay Interest

I've already written a detailed column about my seven-year-old's recent participation in pottery classes and his growing interest there, but I wanted to create a post that showcases some of his work with clay over the long-term and how it has slowly culminated to the point where I knew he would love those clay classes! He's … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Long-term Clay Interest

Project-based Homeschooling: Mama’s Sketchbook Habit

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso Over a year ago, I bought a little sketchbook while I was browsing an art store with my boys. I knew that I wanted to use it myself, but I justified the purchase by allowing it to be … Continue reading Project-based Homeschooling: Mama’s Sketchbook Habit