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
When it comes to art, I’m extremely grateful that we’re homeschooling. This may not make me popular, but I have to admit that “crafts” make me cringe. I rarely look at Pinterest because it makes my head swirl in a bad way. Don’t take me wrong – I don’t think crafts are bad. In fact, … Continue reading Homeschooling: 1st Grade Art Explorations
(We had a rare snow day here last week!) Just an update here to celebrate that the seven-year-old finished all the lessons in Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I'm really proud of him, and I can sense that he's become more confident and has a different feeling toward learning how to read. … Continue reading Finished 100 Easy Lessons!
Note: This column was printed in the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Legos is all the rage in our house right now. My seven-year-old is happiest when he is at his table putting some kind of Lego kit together. He doesn’t have very many of them, but I have a feeling we’ll be collecting more … Continue reading Legos
The Math and the Responsibility When it comes to teaching my son about money, both the math side and the responsible spending side, it seems logical to me that the only way he’ll learn is to use real money. And learning how to count money is very motivating when you are counting your own money! … Continue reading Teaching Children About Money
Read these posts to see how we’ve made it this far in math: Homeschooling Kindergarten Math An update on our homeschool math, Life of Fred: Butterflies I'm a firm believer that you need to find whatever works for you and your child. Don't be scared to try different things until you find what works! Last … Continue reading 1st Grade Homeschool Math
Click here to see my previous post, review and photographs of Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. No matter what reading program you use, I hope my experience shows you that it's okay and beneficial to tweak it to meet your child's needs. And sometimes trying something new helps too. At the beginning of … Continue reading 1st Grade Homeschool Reading