5 More Tips to Help You Get it All Done

Awhile back I wrote a post with 5 tips for how we get it all done, but since then my little guy has arrived fully into toddler land. He's decided not to take a nap anymore, which was my work time, and teaching him about rest time is not going as well as I had planned.  Plus, my daughter is more active in dance this year, which takes up extra time and requires that we are more diligent about … [Read more...]

How to choose your homeschool science curriculum

As homeschoolers, many of us adhere to a certain learning philosophy, such as classical or interest-led.  These methods give us a basic framework for choosing curricula, but it can still be a challenge to find the one specific curriculum that fits your particular family. Every family has different goals and learning styles, which means that no one homeschool science curriculum can fit every … [Read more...]

Using Lapbooks to Teach Science

Are you looking to enhance your science curriculum? Or are you wanting to use something a bit different to teach science in your homeschool? How about using lapbooks to teach science? These incredible educational tools will help you to shake up your current educational plan. On top of that, lapbooks can inject some life and interest into the way your students record what they are learning … [Read more...]

The Basics of Notebooking

I recommend notebooking over straight comprehension worksheets during the elementary and middle school years because it is an excellent way of engaging the student with the information he is learning. In notebooking, the student is not merely regurgitating facts; he is thinking over what he has read or heard and responding with what he has found to be meaningful. Notebooking is an extremely … [Read more...]

Science Corner – 4 Ways to Study Habitats

Welcome to the Science Corner! This week, we will be discussing habitats and four ways that you can use to study about them. What is a habitat? Habitat - The natural environment of an plant or animal. A habitat describes the particular neighborhood where a plant or animal is found, including all of the living and non-living factors that surround it. Having an awareness of habitats is … [Read more...]

What is Living Book?

Everywhere you turn, homeschoolers are touting living books and the benefits of using them in educating our children.  The title is being slapped on all kinds of different books, so much so that many non-living books are being labeled as living. Even I have been guilty of mislabeling a reference book as living, which I believe has largely come out of a misunderstanding of what a living book … [Read more...]