Mid-year breaks are a great time to evaluate whether that shiny product you bought in August is still working in your homeschool. Remember when you bought it? You were sure that this was the thing that was going to help your kid get it. But now it’s not proving the test of time (or the … Continue reading Is Your Curriculum working for your family?
December rolls around, bringing the season of traditions and making memories. Traditions are steeped in childhood and family memories. Perhaps this year will be a year of adjusting traditions or making some new traditions for many of us. For our family, the close of Thanksgiving brings the Advent Season. We always selected an Advent story … Continue reading Advent Traditions
We always get so much schoolwork done in the winter because, well, why go outside when the wind will bite your face off? The routines that we made during the fall keep us trudging through the bitter days. To keep life from getting dull, though, spice things up with some easy extracurricular activities. Family Time … Continue reading Fun Family Activities to Spice Up Your Winter
Much of the mystery and mayhem associated with the raging hormones of the middle school years can be mitigated by choosing to homeschool. While many of us remember the drama, tears, and embarrassment of attending public school in junior high, we can offer our own children a safe haven of support and understanding during these … Continue reading Managing Middle School Mayhem
by Andrea Hogue Tip #1: What to Do When Choose the two hardest subjects and do those first. At most, spend one well-spent hour per subject. Don’t do more. Assess why there is work left. Was too much work assigned? Was the student wasting time? Decide: Should homework be assigned? Should your expectations change for … Continue reading Tips for Homeschooling Middle School Students
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