A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

There have been many people with reoccurring questions when it comes to homeschooling aimed at those of us who are considered “veterans” of the trade, haha. Some questions include, “what curriculum do you use?”… “what’s your daily schedule like?”… “how do I know my child is on track?” This blog post serves merely as an…

Gameschooling

Are you stuck in a rut, or just need to shake things up with your homeschool routine? Ever tried to incorporate gameschooling? Gameschooling, what in the world is that? Well, it is a popular choice for many homeschoolers for the simple reason that it encourages learning, sometimes without the kids even knowing! Gameschooling is the…

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…

Homeschool Supplies

Current events have MANY parents questioning whether or not their children will be returning to traditional schooling. And who could blame them? Thankfully there are plenty of resources and seasoned people (hi there!) who have been in the trenches of homeschool and can offer some (hopefully) helpful advice. I have several past posts that go…

Fun With Sight Words

The joy of homeschool is not being stuck at a desk or within four walls the majority of the day, and we try to take full advantage of that. Now, this doesn’t mean we don’t need some time to sit and write or read, but physicality runs deep in this household, so moving about or…