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

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

This year has been going well for my youngest son who is seven-years-old and in the first grade. At the beginning of the year, I gave you a glimpse at the basic curriculum I was going to use, but in this post, I am able to tell you more in depth what he's been working … 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 4th Grade: Our First Science Curriculum

Up until this year, I guess you could say that we have "unschooled"science. My son loved nature and, consequently, science. We got outside to explore often, and we did experiments at home for fun. We raised butterflies. We grew carnivorous plants. We read books. He got into robotics, which he still likes. We watch countless … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade: Our First Science Curriculum

4th Grade Homeschooling: Language Arts

By the time my son graduates, I not only want him to be a competent writer, I want him to have read a lot of great literature. I think good literature teaches children much more than language arts. I use it to teach compassion, history, and about different kinds of people and places, just to name a few … Continue reading 4th Grade Homeschooling: Language Arts

A Slow, Different Kind of Education

Days are passing fast and furious, and I'm watching my boys grow up at a tremendous speed. My youngest son's baby cheeks have completely vanished in the last few months. He's so tall that he's wearing the shirts his brother (who is three years older) wore last year. My eldest is becoming a young man … Continue reading A Slow, Different Kind of Education

Homeschooling 1st Grade Curriculum

This is my second time homeschooling 1st grade, and it's so much easier. Once you gain experience homeschooling, you realize how little you need to worry about first grade, and you'll already have most of the resources you need! It could be that my youngest child is a little easier to work with too. Since he … 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)