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: Math & the Multiplication Tables

I love math. Wait. Did I just say "I love math?" Why, yes, I think I did. It's the first time I have ever made that statement.  One of my English professors said that English majors are usually proud to say how bad they are are math. That's kind of true. But now I know that the … Continue reading Homeschooling 4th Grade: Math & the Multiplication Tables

What Labels Are We Placing on Homeschoolers?

Note: This column appeared in the print edition of the Barrow Journal on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. A number of articles have been circulating lately about the growing diversity in homeschooling families.  Publications such as the Houston Chronicle, USA Today, and Newsweek have each reported on the number of homeschoolers who don’t do it for … Continue reading What Labels Are We Placing on Homeschoolers?