5 Ways you never thought you could use to study science

When you say the word science, half the population involuntarily shudders at the memory of cracking open their high school chemistry textbooks! People often assume that to teach science effectively, we must have a boring, dry textbook, which is just not true. I have already shared the three keys for teaching science, but today I… Continue reading 5 Ways you never thought you could use to study science

US Presidents Study for Homeschoolers

Next year we will be doing a US presidents study before we begin our logic stage modern history studies. I figure it’s a perfect time given the fact that we will soon be watching a slew of political ads and debates leading up to the 2016 presidential elections. My original plan was to do something similar to what… Continue reading US Presidents Study for Homeschoolers

What should middle school science look like?

I was researching for one of the programs I am working on and ran across this statement from the National Science Teacher’s Association: The middle school years, grades 5 through 9, are a time of tremendous physical, emotional, and cognitive changes for students. It also is a pivotal time in their understanding of and enthusiasm… Continue reading What should middle school science look like?

3 Pieces of advice for your homeschooling journey

I have been homeschooling for over nine years now. My daughter is wrapping up her middle school years and very quickly heading toward high school. It is a bittersweet time as I watch my little girl grow up and realize that I will probably be the shortest one in the family! The thing is –… Continue reading 3 Pieces of advice for your homeschooling journey