In Genesis, God gave a mandate to humans—be fruitful and multiply and have dominion over living creatures. This command from God places the responsibility to take care of the earth and all its creatures on all generations. You may not know whether your child grow up to be a doctor, fireman, or astrophysicist, but we do know that it’s God’s will for every person—both old and young—to obey the creation mandate. As parents and teachers, it is our responsibility to teach our children what it means to be fruitful, replenish and subdue the earth, and have dominion over creation.
Reading comprehension is perhaps the most important skill your student will ever learn. And it’s not easy. At first, the struggle to read individual words is an almost painful experience—your student must concentrate so hard to identify each letter and its correct sound. It might take several seconds to read just one word. Thankfully, with practice reading gets easier, but improving reading comprehension involves so much more than just learning to pronounce an individual word correctly. We want students to understand the message of the words on the page. That’s why teaching reading comprehension strategies is so important.
The idea that everyone has a unique type of learning style has been an accepted part of educational theory for decades. Every person is different, so the existence of different kinds of learners seems to make sense. But recent studies have suggested that knowing your child’s learning style isn’t as important as giving children every opportunity to learn. Some studies even suggest that learning styles as we know them are just a myth. Are learning styles just a myth? Recent studies show they may not be as valid as previously believed. First, let’s consider what a learning style is.
Have you ever considered homeschooling kindergarten? Maybe you’ve never considered homeschooling before, but you’re not quite ready to send your five- or six-year-old away to school. Or maybe you have homeschooled older children but never a kindergartener. Be encouraged. It’s not as scary as it sounds. In fact, homeschooling a kindergartener is easy and incredibly rewarding. Here are some tips to get you started.
How to homeschool kindergarten
Homeschooling kindergarten is a special privilege. During the kindergarten years, your child will learn a lot of concepts for the very first time, and you’ll be there to witness those special moments—when they succeed in writing their names for the first time, when they read their first words, and when they realize they can count to a hundred. You want these years to be years of wonder and joy, not years of frustration.
Here are 5 tips for homeschooling your kindergartener:
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.