Eighteen years have flown by, and it's time. Time for my oldest to graduate from high school! He was homeschooled through freshman year of high school, and then went to public school. My second son is also graduating this year (a year early), and he was homeschooled the whole way through, including … [Read more...] about How to Successfully Plan a Homeschool Graduation Ceremony & Party with Printable Pack and Graduation Brownies Recipe
[Today's post "Why Would Anyone Want to Homeschool Year Round?" was written by guest contributor Misty Leask.] Chances are if you've been homeschooling for any amount of time you've changed up your schedule at least once or twice. Why? Because finding the right schedule can be as challenging as … [Read more...] about Why Would Anyone Want to Homeschool Year Round?
After Thanksgiving, it just gets harder and harder to do homeschool lessons through the end of the year, doesn't it? This year, I'm trying something new! Let me show you how to replace your regular elementary curriculum with holiday-themed curriculum this December. I'm going to use … [Read more...] about How to Replace Your Regular Elementary Curriculum With Holiday-Themed Curriculum in December
Do you have a first grader this year? I do! Last year as I was teaching her to read, we used some of the curriculum from Crafty Partners called R.E.A.D. Ready, Eager, Able and Determined for Kindergarten. My daughter loved working on her school papers every day! Now, I'm excited to tell you … [Read more...] about R.E.A.D. Ready, Eager, Able and Determined to Read Grade 1 Curriculum (plus giveaway)
I have always loved the idea of nature study. In fact, A Pocketful of Pinecones is one of my all-time favorite books! When I first started homeschooling, I expected to go on weekly nature walks with my kids with our nature study backpacks full of field guides and magnifying glasses, collecting … [Read more...] about Totally Awesome Nature Study Ideas for Lazy Homeschool Moms
[Today's post "Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in the Summer" was written by contributor Michelle Habrych.] Ah, summer: flip flops, pool, vacation, math …. One of these things is not like the other. Many families, like mine, continue homeschooling in the summer. What are the pros and cons of … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in the Summer