How do you make the Fourth of July come alive for your students? Try letting them experience the exciting events of the first Independence Day through the journal entries of fictional character David Thackeray, the fourteen-year-old son of a Philadelphia storekeeper. July 2, 1776 All of Philadelphia is in a fervor of nervous anticipation. The […]
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.
This post is the second in a two-part series on making travel notebooks. The first post explained the structure of the notebook and its first two sections. The first two sections of the notebook helped the girls stay occupied while riding in the car. These next two sections have more to do with recording the […]
“Are we there yet, Daddy?” “How much longer, Mommy?” “I’m bored. There’s nothing to do but sit here.” Sound familiar? Making long trips by car can be nerve-wracking for adults, especially if they’re traveling with children. Sometimes by the time you reach your destination, you’re ready to pull out your hair. My wife and […]
Today, we honor those in the American Armed Forces who gave their lives while fighting for our nation’s freedom and principles. No sacrifice is too great or too small to be remembered. Memorial Day, sometimes called Decoration Day, began at the end of the Civil War. Hundreds of thousands of soldiers died during the War Between […]
Did you know that autism affects 1 out of 68 children? April is Autism Awareness Month, and thinking about educators made me wonder how it affects them and their students. With the increased push to use technology in the classroom, I figured that there had to be technology out there to help children with autism […]
Achievement testing. You probably dread it. Your child probably dreads it. But, just as a physical checkup at the doctor’s office is helpful to make sure your child is growing properly, annual achievement testing can help you make sure your child is making appropriate progress academically. Here are a few tips to reduce the pre-testing […]
I’m not a big fan of winter. There are some aspects that I enjoy—things like homemade soup and big mugs of hot chocolate. But I don’t enjoy activities such as having to bundle up to go outside to pick up my mail or having to shovel snow out of my driveway. I find myself looking […]