One of the greatest advantages of homeschooling is the freedom to plan your school schedule to best fit your family’s needs. You get to decide how to arrange your school year, and you also get to set your daily school routine. But as you do, remember two essential components—structure and flexibility. As a battery needs […]
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
Clutter stifles. It cuts off creativity, productivity, and efficiency. If you have to climb over math manipulatives and a life-sized cardboard Civil War cannon just to get to that microscope for today’s science lesson, you know it’s time to purge, cleanse, spring clean, and get some fresh air into your homeschool room. In similar ways, […]
Did you know that you can tour the Distance Learning studios at BJU Press? If you come by for a visit, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at where all the teaching happens and get to meet all your favorite teachers too. So who’s responsible for giving the tours? Recently, Jennifer Matesevac, who has many other […]
Need an idea for a good summer activity with other homeschool families? Plan a picnic! Picnics are fun, inexpensive, simple to organize, and provide a great opportunity to fellowship with other homeschool families. Whether it’s just two families getting together or several, you can make a picnic as structured or laid back as you want. […]
Two words come to my mind when I think of motherhood—servanthood and sacrifice—because the truth is that we can’t be the moms God wants us to be without either one of these. In fact, He commands all Christians to practice servanthood and sacrifice. Jesus told His disciples, “If any man will come after me, let […]
Stories are a big part of my children’s lives. My husband and I read regularly to them, and the oldest two sometimes read to us. But most often, my children read alone. They can frequently be found curled up in a comfy chair or stretched out on the hard floor with a book. And usually […]
If you went to school as a kid, you may have had the odd experience of running into a teacher at the store. It’s still easy for kids who go to school to forget that teachers are real people who need groceries. But for kids who use only videos, it’s even easier to start thinking […]