Ideas for Summer Fun!

Need help for summertime analysis paralysis? Breaks from routine are necessary, and summer offers its own adventures. We’ve got a series of ideas popping up on our social media during June and July, but here’s the whole list at once. Read some great books! Ride a bike with the kids Meet up with friends Make … Continue reading Ideas for Summer Fun!

Closing Out Your School Year

With the arrival of June, many homeschoolers are ready to take a break of some kind. We used to homeschool year-round, but as my kids got older, we’ve fallen into a rhythm of taking a longer break. They want to go to camps and work summer jobs. Their coursework is mostly tied to our co-op, … Continue reading Closing Out Your School Year

The Unexpected Blessing of a School Interrupted

Life does not go as planned.  My homeschool rarely went as planned.  Life happens. This truth would often send me into a bit of a tailspin as I am a planner.  I love lists of goals, short-term and long-term; I love filling in my calendar, and it pains me to mark through a plan that … Continue reading The Unexpected Blessing of a School Interrupted

Aesop for May

Fables are short stories that have a moral. Aesop, who lived in Greece from 640 to 564 BC, gathered many ancient fables into a collection to share with his community. We’ve chosen a few for you this month, and they are linked at www.hsok.org/beauty. Read some or all of them with your students and talk … Continue reading Aesop for May

Life and Times of Latin America

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from a few of the many areas of Latin America, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. Map Study:  Map Study is very simple. Print a map. Label what you can from memory. Look up … Continue reading Life and Times of Latin America

Aesop for April

Fables are short stories that have a moral. Aesop, who lived in Greece from 640 to 564 BC, gathered many ancient fables into a collection to share with his community. We’ve chosen a few for you this month, and they are linked at www.hsok.org/beauty. Read some or all of them with your students and talk … Continue reading Aesop for April

Life and Times of the Arctic

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from a few of the many areas of the Arctic, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. This month we have all sorts of information about the Arctic for you! Map Study:  Map Study is … Continue reading Life and Times of the Arctic

Cooking Like My Grandmother

My grandmother was famous for her food.… her bread…. her pies….her Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake…. and her canned foods…. and her fried chicken, especially her fried chicken. Her fame spread from Ohio to Oklahoma and Texas and among all the relatives strung out in between. She wasn’t famous for fancy food. She was famous for food that … Continue reading Cooking Like My Grandmother

Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith

Finding the right curriculum can feel overwhelming. Parents have so many questions and worries. What happens if I choose the wrong one? What happens if I leave something out? Donna Smith helps homeschooling moms think through the process of finding what’s right for their family. Who is Donna Smith? Steve and Donna Smith are Oklahoma … Continue reading Choosing Curriculum with Donna Smith