Homeschool Lite: Ease into Your Year

Starting off the school year at full speed seems natural since there is so much to learn, and we want to get our routines in place as soon as possible. But if you’ve taken a significant break, coming in like a wrecking-ball can cause trouble within just a few days’ time. This suggested method is … Continue reading Homeschool Lite: Ease into Your Year

Teaching Driver’s Education

Before Taking the Learner Permit Test  Step 1: Purchase and/or enroll in a Parent-Taught Driver’s Education course.  You need this info to fill out the Affidavit in the next step. Step 2: Fill out the Parent-Taught Driver’s Education Affidavit at the bottom of this link. Send it to the address listed on the form.  They … Continue reading Teaching Driver’s Education

Philosophies and Methods

In the modern world, the realm of education and teaching methods spark controversy in many circles.  Teaching methods can cause rifts in parenting groups, bring control from government institutions, and even kill you!  Don’t believe us?  Take a look at Socrates, who was executed for “corrupting the youth” (teaching his students to question the status quo.) … Continue reading Philosophies and Methods

Mapping a Plan for High School

The number one question I hear over and over again is: “How can you homeschool through high school?” The answer is a resounding, “yes, you can!” The first step in conquering this task is to make a four year plan. When my oldest approached high school age, he was interested in going to college. So, … Continue reading Mapping a Plan for High School

Plan a School Year in Five Steps

Planning our homeschool journey is by far my favorite thing to do each year. There is something heavenly about dreaming of the future. What goals do we want to achieve as a family, for each of my children, and for goals do I have for myself? Every year I build a planner for the year. … Continue reading Plan a School Year in Five Steps

Juggling Home Education with Employment

Andrea Hogue shares with us a series of videos on juggling home education and employment. Teaching your children to be self-sufficient is not only good for you, it’s good for their long-term benefit. Introduction and a Visual Schedule Using a Work Box to Help Students Learn to Self-Govern The Importance of Snack Management in a … Continue reading Juggling Home Education with Employment