Our homeschool is undergoing a lot of change. This is the first year we’ve homeschooled more than one child (we added two children). This is the first year that we started in July. And this is the first year we’re trying a year-round schedule. Until recently, I had never considered homeschooling year-round. But in the […]
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.
For many homeschoolers, summer vacation is winding down, and they’re getting ready to begin another school year. Some may have already started school. Whatever the case for your family, now’s a perfect time to set some goals for the new school year. Setting goals in life can help us grow as students, parents, and disciples […]
Textbooks, notebooks, binders, handouts, tablets, portable DVD players, pencils, manipulatives, art supplies—these are the things that crowd your homeschool space. With all that stuff lying around, it can seem cluttered and overwhelming. How can learning happen with so many distractions? Decluttering is a great idea, but you can’t get rid of any of those things […]
Homeschooling takes many different forms and shapes depending on your philosophy, the textbooks and tools you use, the number of kids in your family, their learning styles—and the available space in your home. Whether you’ve already started school days again or you’re revving up for the coming semester, you might be pondering some different ways […]
The summer marches on, and we’re one step closer to starting the school year back up again. Have you begun thinking about your homeschool space setup? Whether you have a dedicated schoolroom, a homeschooling corner, or just freestyle it wherever the books fall, here are some ideas to consider. Keeping homeschool supplies condensed Janelle Knutson […]
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 […]
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, […]