This is my second go-round with kindergarten homeschool curriculum. This year will be a little more relaxed with double the kids! I'm feeling really good about going back into our old kindergarten materials this year to work with my daughter. This year, like many homeschooler's second go-round of kindergarten, is going to be a lot … Continue reading Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: Relaxed Introduction to Academics
I'm thrilled to share a CTCMath review with you! Read on to find out how this complete and flexible online math program is a real benefit to homeschool families. I received this product free of charge and compensation for my time to provide a fair and honest review. I was excited to try our first … Continue reading CTCMath Review: Flexible Online Math Benefits Homeschool Families!
I'm so excited to share this Teaching Textbooks review! Read on to find out more about this affordable, engaging, and complete online math program. Don't miss your chance to WIN a Teaching Textbooks 3.0 subscription at the end of this post!!! I received this product free of charge and was compensated to provide a fair … Continue reading Teaching Textbooks Review: Online Math that Meets Your Needs!
Amber shares her story of homeschooling to create a one-of-a-kind, individualized education for her children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool One-of-a-Kind Homeschool: Setting Our Kids up for Their Future Of all the many wonderful benefits of homeschooling, there is one which has become more obvious as the children have gotten older. As … Continue reading One-of-a-Kind Homeschool: Setting Our Kids Up for their Future
Read Heather's story about coming to homeschool after the unrealistic expectations of the public school system caused stress and anxiety in her young son. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool We have a primrose on our dining room table. We got it a few months ago, and since then we've been watering it, … Continue reading Unrealistic Expectations of Public School Caused Stress & Anxiety in my Child
Ginny shares why homeschooling is the best choice for her twice exceptional children. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool My daughter failed out of kindergarten when she was six years old. What kind of kid goes in reading at a sixth-grade level only to get unceremoniously thrown out? Mine, it seemed, and the … Continue reading I Homeschool because… My Children are Twice Exceptional.
I'm excited to introduce ten totally FREE online courses for kids that are perfect for the summer. As parents, we want to avoid the summer slide. But schooling through the summer doesn't have to mean long hours at the kitchen table! Take a look at these ten fantastic, award-winning (and free) online courses for kids. … Continue reading 10 FREE Online Courses for Kids! Screentime You can feel GOOD about!
Homeschool workbooks are a great solution for kids who just hate worksheets. Let me show you how to build your own interactive and FUN homeschool workbook that is perfectly customized to your child's interests and skill level. Plus get started with a free printable worksheet at the end of this post! I have two kinds of … Continue reading Homeschool Workbooks: Easy & FREE Solution for Kids that Hate Worksheets
I am excited to share my BookShark review! This year we used the Science Level 2 program with my seven year old and really enjoyed it. Read on to see what makes BookShark Science stand out from other homeschool science curriculum. Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my fair and honest review. Mid-way … Continue reading Complete BookShark Review: Science Level 2, Ages 7-9
Hear from Katrina, a mama unschooling homeschool because she doesn't agree with common core and standardized testing.
There are so many reasons to homeschool - perhaps as many unique reasons as there are homeschool families. I'm excited to share stories from homeschool moms - my readers and friends, as well as several well known bloggers that you might recognize. This is the first in a 10 post series that shares the many … Continue reading Reasons to Homeschool – What’s Yours?
Kim shares why she chose homeschooling for her children with dyslexia and learning differences. Part of our series: 10 Great Reasons to Homeschool This parenting gig is hard. This homeschool parenting gig is not playing around either. We came to homeschool because we had exhausted our other options. I loved school. I'm a teacher, my … Continue reading I Homeschool Because… Dyslexia & Learning Differences
I absolutely love these summer printables and NEW library reading challenge! Read on for all the details! Summer Printables & Library Reading Challenge These 24 pages are fantastic whether you're a parent, teacher, or librarian (or if you wear a few hats!). This pack is great if you're looking for... a summer send-home pack for … Continue reading FUN Summer Printables + Library Reading Challenge!
There are so many fantastic and FREE summer programs for kids available nation wide. I've rounded up ten of our favorites and threw in two bonus programs that are under $5. Read on for tons of summer fun for your elementary-aged kiddo! What do your kids do more in the summer? Ask for snacks or … Continue reading 10 FREE Summer Programs for Kids for Fantastic FUN & Learning!
Looking for a few alternatives to summer school? Trying to keep kids focused on learning during the summer months can be a challenge. Try these ten ways to motivate kids to learn this summer and stay on track for the next school year! The Summer Slide Ah, the summer slide. Do you know it? You … Continue reading 10 FUN Alternatives to Summer School: Avoid the Summer Slide!
Your child wants to learn a foreign language, but you don't know how to teach Spanish!!! Don't worry. I've got you covered with three great options for non-Spanish speakers that want to homeschool a foreign language. Read on, teach on! Homeschooling has it's challenges. One question that comes up all the time is: How … Continue reading How to Teach Spanish When You Don’t Speak It?!? 3 Options!
Looking for a few ideas for simple kindergarten Spanish lessons? Introduce your children to a foreign language at home, even if you don't know how to teach (or speak) Spanish. Read on for a list of activities, books, and videos that will get your little one started with Spanish! Kindergarten Spanish Lessons Our kindergarten … Continue reading Kindergarten Spanish Lessons – A Gentle Introduction to Foreign Language
This page includes seven easy Spanish songs to sing to help your child learn Spanish through music! Read on for a list of songs plus lyrics and video links. And don't forget to download the printable lyrics at the end of this post! Learn Spanish through Music We've used a variety of eclectic materials to … Continue reading 7 Easy Spanish Songs to Sing – Lyrics, Videos, plus a Free Printable!
I've found a fun and interactive homeschool Spanish curriculum that I am so excited to share. Read on for a full review customize a foreign language program to perfectly fit your homeschool. Disclosure: I received this curriculum free of charge and was compensated for my time in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are … Continue reading Fun & Interactive Homeschool Spanish Curriculum!
Looking for poetry activities that will hook even the most resistant kiddo? Find them right here. I've put together 30 ideas for reading poetry, writing poems, and incorporating poetry into your other subjects and lesson plans. Poetry Activities for All Ages Whether you're introducing haiku to your kindergartner, reading limericks with your middle schooler, or … Continue reading 20 Poetry Activities: Reading & Writing Poetry for Kids of All Ages