At the beginning of the school year, I had the perfect opportunity to create some excitement around a historical fiction piece in our Reading 3 curriculum entitled “Alex the Drummer Boy.” As I read through the story in anticipation of our reading lessons, I realized that the plot is set against the background of the Battle […]
You want your children to succeed in their education. We do too. We offer practical tips for teaching your children math, science, writing, and more! These tips can be applied to any homeschool curriculum. There are also highlights of our new textbooks with examples of how our curriculum trains your children to have success in their learning.
When most of us think back to our experiences with math, we think of endless speed drills and a driving need to get the right answer. As a child, you may have wondered how memorizing formulas was going to help you understand math, and now it’s the same with your children. You may feel like […]
Last week I met a homeschool mom who asked me what I thought about the importance of writing skills. Her son is getting to the end of his homeschool years, and he’s not sure if he’s going to go to college. She and her husband think that he may be well-suited for a career in […]
“What happens to us when we die?” Do your kids ever ask you questions like this? You know, ones that are hard to respond to because they touch on really important topics? When a major London newspaper ran a story about the top twenty questions parents find toughest to answer for their kids, the “what happens […]
You know better than anyone that homeschooling solves many of the problems created in a public school or even private Christian school environment. However, it’s not always a perfect solution. Sometimes, there are issues that even homeschooling can’t solve. What happens if, no matter what solution you try, your student just wants to drop out? […]
If you’re like me, you have a hard time keeping up with all the new buzzwords in education. When you hear about STEM, it’s usually being talked about as if it’s a subject all its own—one more thing you need to worry about teaching your kids. The reality is that you’re probably already teaching it, […]
Have you ever suspected that your children are in cahoots with each other to wreak havoc to your homeschool plans? How else can the house go from peace to chaos so quickly? Just yesterday, my house was blissfully quiet, but as soon as I sat down to teach a reading lesson to my third grader, […]