Websites we love

There is currently an abundance of learning resources, which is amazing, yet for some it can be daunting knowing what to pick to use in your daily homeschool. I’ll break down what websites we refer to or use for lessons and why to hopefully give you a clearer picture in your decision making process. Daily,…

Historical Literature

Fiction is well loved in this house, giggly tales and humorous stories are eaten up. Silly stories are well and good, but I also want to incorporate some factual information in our literature and possibly historical moments in time we can learn from. Biographies like the Who Was? Series are great for younger learners and…

ELA – English Language Arts

Reading is a biggie in our homeschool routine.  Even my previously “reluctant reader” has become a shining star when it comes to literacy. It didn’t just happen overnight, but once I was able to understand his learning / reading style and tap into his interests, he went from being behind to being multiple grades ahead…

Life Skills 101

I refuse to send my children out into the world without basic knowledge of a few key life skills. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, laundry… These are all things that are pretty vital to being a productive, self-reliant adult, in my humble opinion. There are also a few other things that are nice to have a knowledge…

Hands-on History

My kids are all very tactile and visual learners. Sitting in a desk or at a table all day in a book just doesn’t work for them, so I try to incorporate as many hands-on projects or educational videos and experiences that I can. We try to do History units sectioned into time periods or…

STEM

I’ll be honest, the biggest fear I had years ago when I started homeschooling my kids was “how on earth am I going to teach Science?” I had no idea what to do, or how to even start. I had visions of crazy flames and graduated cylinders in my head. And Math? It has never…

Updated Educational Apps

We love to utilize technology in our daily homeschool routine.  You might remember my Fun Educational Apps For School Aged Children post I did a while back, if not, go ahead and click to get a refresher.  While we still use many of these great apps, it’s always wonderful to find fun new ways to…