When I think about my dad, the word steadfast is top of mind. Though not perfect, he’s not a man who’s afraid to do the right thing even when it’s not popular or convenient. For example, my mom was a reluctant homeschooler. She never planned to homeschool. My parents were convinced when my brothers and I […]
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.
In March, I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 SOUTHEAST Homeschool Convention in Greenville, South Carolina, which was sponsored by Great Homeschool Conventions. I had a wonderful time attending workshops, talking to people, and exploring the exhibit hall. If you have never attended a homeschool convention, or haven’t been to one in several years, here […]
The sun comes out, the birds start singing, you see a daffodil or violet, and the longing starts. As the world around you explodes with life, you yearn to be free. Summer—and all its potential—captivates your kids. And honestly, you can’t fight the excitement either. Realistically, expecting anyone to ignore summer and all that it brings wouldn’t be natural. […]
Have you received your test results yet? Even if you’re still waiting for your child’s testing materials, there are a few things to know about the test results that will inevitably come. Last month, I covered a few test results terms; today, I’ll share some other things you should know before receiving your results. Access […]
Every year, achievement testing season rolls around. As a child, I enjoyed testing. It meant new pencils, special snacks, and fun games. I didn’t have to worry about interpreting the test scores. Now, after studying assessments in grad school and working with people who dedicate their lives to testing, I realize how complicated the results […]
As of March 2018, Science 360 is the only app still available. “There’s an app for that” is a phrase that’s music to my ears. I guess you can consider me an “app geek”; I love finding out about new apps! I believe that technology is a great tool and that apps help us use the […]
It’s a new year, which means a fresh start, new opportunities, and . . . New Year’s resolutions. Have you made any resolutions yet? Maybe this year you’re determined to exercise more, spend more time with your family, or start a new hobby. Wanting to do those things is wonderful, and I encourage you to […]