Dealing with Disruptions

Since homeschooling happens in the real world while our real lives are going on around us, we often face disruptive events which throw us off stride and threaten to derail our entire educational process for a time. Younger siblings, home-based businesses, and household emergencies all can disrupt our planned school day. However, we know that … Continue reading Dealing with Disruptions

Aesop for October

Fables are short stories that have a moral. Aesop who lived in Greece from 640-564 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 about the … Continue reading Aesop for October

Life and Times of Ancient Greece

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from different continents, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in also. This month we have all sorts of information about ancient Egypt for you! Map Study:  Map Study is very simple. Print off a map. Label … Continue reading Life and Times of Ancient Greece

Simple Beauty for October 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for October, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Greece and the Fables of Aesop.

Goal Setting in Your Homeschool

It’s a well-known fact that most abandon New Year’s resolutions by the end of the day on January 2. If we didn’t follow through today, we definitely can’t make it for 363 more days, so we should just give up. No doubt, many of us have seen that same concept sneaking into our homeschool goals … Continue reading Goal Setting in Your Homeschool

Simple Beauty for September 2021

Here are the links to our suggestions for beautiful things for September, with a focus on beautiful words, sounds, and places that are old and beautiful and focus on early art and music as well as Ancient Egypt and the Fables of Aesop.

Aesop’s Fables for September

Fables are short stories that have a moral. Aesop who lived in Greece from 640-564 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 below. Read some or all of them with your students and talk about the morals. … Continue reading Aesop’s Fables for September

Life and Times of Ancient Egypt

Let’s explore the ancient world. We’ve chosen folk tales, myths, biographies, and documentaries from different continents, and we have maps for you to download and trace or fill in too. There are many, many other societies in the area to learn about, but we are focusing this month’s suggestions on Ancient Egypt. If you have … Continue reading Life and Times of Ancient Egypt

My Kid is Behind

Many of us, at one point or another, have thought that our child is behind. Maybe they have not completed the curriculum by the end of the year. Possibly they missed an idea somewhere along the road and now there seems to be a gap in learning. Or they are just plain behind.  All of … Continue reading My Kid is Behind