There are many reasons I am grateful that we homeschool. One of which, is the flexibility of time and sleep.
Do you remember your mom telling you something like “You just wait until you have kids, it’ll come back to you.”
Lord, that is true on SO MANY levels!
Keeping science interesting has never been something I feel that I can attest to. But, our science lessons have been improving over the years.
I found this radio show on a several hour drive through Washington D.C. about two years ago. The kids were asleep, their movies were finally off and I needed something to listen to. Don’t ask me why talk radio helps me stay awake.
When you think of generosity and compassion, how do you teach that? There’s really no book you could read to drive home those feelings and grow those qualities within your child. Continue reading
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Do you like to include cooking in your homeschool? I do, it’s totally a relevant skill, and everyone has to eat! My daughter’s current go-to when I don’t feel like cooking dinner is from-scratch hash-browns with sunny-side eggs. Yum.
This semester, one of the classes I’m teaching at our co-op is “Inventions-It was intended for What!?”. I find myself including food items, because they are fun, yummy, and easy to experience! Continue reading
Have you heard of Free Range Learning (FRL)? Basically, it’s the idea of learning while living. Of exploring the world around you. I want to cultivate that in my children.
When we first moved to the country and were starting to homeschool, my children would not go anywhere without shoes, or without me. DD was 6 and DS was 5. It was just what they were used to. I would try to get them to tickle their feet in the grass, walk in a puddle, go outside on the swing while I did laundry, all to no avail.