Wondering what to do with old and broken crayons? Don’t toss them—turn them into broken crayon art! There’s something special about opening a brand-new box of sharp crayons. Those little spears of colors lined up in perfect rows. But even when crayons become dull or break, they don’t wear out their usefulness. You can melt and reuse them to create many fun art projects and crafts with your children. You can make multi-colored crayons out of old ones or create a melted crayon painting, pumpkin, or ornament. Here are five melted crayon art ideas with pictures for inspiration for activities with your children.
For a visual learner, a picture is worth ten-thousand words. Visual learners, or spatial learners, prefer to learn by seeing. The visual learning style is the first of Neil Fleming’s original VARK model, which includes visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic learning types. We’ll give you several strategies to help visual learners make the most of their preferred learning style. Using visual aids in the classroom can benefit all students because every brain processes images faster than text and tends to store them as long-term memories. So all students can benefit from the promotion of a multisensory educational experience at home or in the classroom.
As a homeschool parent or teacher, you may be wondering how to create a positive learning environment for your students. Take a moment to think back on your childhood educational experience and recall your favorite teacher or what you loved about being a homeschool student. Why was he or she was your favorite? Was it their tough but fair grading? An inviting learning environment full of well-organized materials? Or was it simply that you knew the teacher cared about you and your success? It can be difficult to understand exactly what about your favorite teacher or homeschool experience appealed to you, but ultimately, the positive learning environment he or she created made your experience enjoyable. We’ll help you understand what a positive learning environment is and give you tips on how to make your classroom or homeschool an effective place for learning.
Homeschool organization can seem overwhelming for both veteran and first-time homeschoolers. Creating a homeschool room in the space where you live, sleep, play, and eat requires time and careful planning. Having good storage in your homeschool is necessary to keep all your books, papers, and supplies organized. You also need to decide which furniture and setup work best for your space. If you’re creating a brand-new homeschool room or redoing one and need inspiration, we’ve gathered ideas from homeschool moms and shared some of their tried-and-true homeschool room ideas and organization hacks to help you get your space ready for the new school year.
College may be right around the corner for your homeschooler and, as a homeschool parent, you want to prepare your student well. Or you may be wondering whether you should send your homeschooler to school to prep them for future studies or if homeschooling will adversely affect their chances of getting into college. You may be encouraged to know research shows that homeschooling does not negatively impact college admission and, in some cases, may even provide special opportunities for your kids. If your children have expressed interest in college, you should know the requirements for acceptance and scholarships needed to enhance their ability to succeed in college.