A minimalist homeschool prevents you from feeling buried under projects, lesson plans, schedules, and activities and overwhelmed with your homeschool schedule. Homeschooling doesn’t have to be complex. You can simplify your curriculum, schedule, supplies, and space. Minimalist homeschooling may sound great, but if you don’t know where to start, we’ve created a list of five simple steps to help you streamline your homeschool day.
If you’re just starting homeschooling or questioning which grade to place your children in, you’ve probably wondered about giving them a placement test. A placement test can help you buy resources most suited to your children’s academic needs. But most curriculum publishers don’t offer placement tests for their courses. So how do you make an informed decision when buying your homeschool materials? And how do you place your children in the right grades? We’re here to answer your many questions about placement tests and grade placement.
Class projects are an important part of every homeschool. They not only allow our children to gain a deeper understanding of a particular concept, but they help them develop necessary life skills. In particular, class projects help our children learn how to manage their time and resources to tackle a potentially overwhelming task. Class projects also give us as parents a great opportunity to teach our children some project management skills.
Adult life is full of assessments. An assessment is a judgment or evaluation. Whenever I interview for a job, the employer judges whether I have the right skills. Each year, my manager does a performance evaluation. Colleges and graduate schools expect a certain score on an entrance exam. Most schools use midterm and final exams to measure student learning over the course of a semester or year. Many students also participate in standardized testing each year.
As a homeschool parent, what is your measuring stick to gauge learning? How do you evaluate your child’s progress and adapt your teaching to maximize your effectiveness? Do you have a formal review of your child’s learning that has to be reported to your state?
As Christian parents, we understand how crucial it is to teach the Bible to our children. We want to incline their hearts to God’s Word as soon as they can communicate. But how do we effectively and clearly teach them scripture? This article explores several different ways you can teach fun Bible lessons for kids in ways that will capture their attention.
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