As thunder roars and lightning flashes, seven children huddle around Maria. In a strange new place, she must comfort these frightened kids, ranging in age from preschooler to teenager. She rises to the occasion with one of The Sound of Music‘s best-known songs, “My Favorite Things.” Maybe you or someone you know is having a […]
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.
I will never forget the day that I became a mom. I will always remember holding my tiny (5 lb., 2 oz.) daughter for the first time, seeing her slate-blue eyes gazing up at me, and watching her tiny mouth open wide for a big yawn. And I will never forget that first night. She screamed […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if teaching were like a science experiment or a math equation? You could do A and B, and then C would always result. It would be nice if teaching a specific way would result in perfect knowledge and understanding in your kids—every time! Yet even wonderful teachers with great skills still have […]
How do I teach my children to be independent learners? How do I handle the rigors of a homeschooling schedule? Where do I start? These are some of the questions Dynel Fuller, homeschool mother of ten, had to face before she could dive into homeschooling her first child. She soon found that the key to […]
Lately, my homeschool has been plagued by spring fever. Warm air, bright sunshine, blooming trees and flowers, playful squirrels, and visiting birds have all conspired together to distract my children. And I can hardly blame them for being distracted. There are days when I, too, would much rather be outside soaking up the sun than […]
When I was a kid, at the beginning of every homeschool year, my mom would buy several spiral-bound lesson planning notebooks. She would spread all our textbooks out in front of her on the kitchen table, and she would meticulously handwrite all our assignments and lesson plans into her blank notebooks. It took hours. Now you don’t have […]
There wouldn’t be Distance Learning daily video lessons without our teachers. They’re the ones who generate the excitement, script the lessons, and bravely face the camera on recording days. How would you like to do all that? I didn’t think so—me either. Sometimes because of all the seriousness of recording lessons, you only get to experience […]