On Homeschooling and Mommy’s Learning Curve

Note: This column was published in the Barrow Journal on February 17, 2016. I’ve been noticing lately how easy it is to sit down with my six-year-old and do his lessons. He might complain that he doesn’t like lessons, but when we sit down together, we usually have fun, and sometimes he wants to write … Continue reading On Homeschooling and Mommy’s Learning Curve

Finished 100 Easy Lessons!

(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!

1st Grade Homeschool Reading

If this post helps you, be sure to check out: The Everyday Homeschooler's Guide to Teaching the Early Years *** 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 … Continue reading 1st Grade Homeschool Reading

Homeschooling Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten / 1st Grade

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 Reading and Language Arts for Kindergarten / 1st Grade

How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading

  I’ve written a lot about how I haven’t pressed too much formal learning on my five-year-old.  I believe playing, fostering his imagination, and letting him acquire a love of stories and books is the most important part of Kindergarten. I tried short, formal lessons though, and it worked for a while, but now I’ve … Continue reading How I’ve Taught Kindergarten Reading