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.
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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Looking for a unique way to celebrate your children’s achievements in school this year? Make them custom homeschool t-shirts they can proudly wear this summer! BJU Press is producing graphics you can download, print, and iron onto a t-shirt or canvas bag. Graphics are available for both K5 graduates and students of all other grade levels. Using a printer, transfer paper, and an iron, you can create a special way for your children to remember all they accomplished this homeschool year.
Small children want your attention, especially when you’re busy. You know the feeling. An easy way to appease them is to hand them your phone. I was guilty of this recently when my daughter was getting restless and noisy as we sat in a meeting. Sometimes playing a game or watching a show on your phone is a good solution. But during school time, you would like for your young children to be learning and developing too. Sensory play is the perfect way to help small children learn and develop motor skills while you are busy teaching your school-age children.