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.
You know that organization is the key to a smooth homeschool day. We share tips on planning your time and lessons as well as advice from other homeschool parents. There are also highlights from our Distance Learning daily video-lesson program, which is designed to simplify your homeschool.
A successful homeschool starts with a good plan, and the best homeschool planner can help you record and organize those plans so you can act on them. There are a lot of homeschool planners on the market today. The number of choices can be overwhelming. We’ve taken time to research many planners and have included some homeschool planner reviews and tips for choosing the best planner for your schedule.
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.
“Can I teach this subject in a group learning setting to students of different grade levels?” This is a common question from homeschooling parents who are struggling with the time requirements of teaching multiple children of different ages. Specifically, parents want to know if they can do group learning with their textbooks. But often, questions like this just don’t have a simple answer. One family might be able to make it work, while another might not. Alternatively, it could work in your family with one subject, but not another. Before you give group learning a try, here are a few tips that might help you on your journey.
Our children are growing every day. They are not just growing taller—they are also growing in their understanding of the world and in their ability to interact with it in a meaningful way. God created our children as emotional creatures—they respond emotionally to the world around them. We can observe these emotions in our children from very young ages. Babies scream when their world is unpleasant—when their diapers are wet, or their bellies are hurting. Toddlers sometimes display their temper when something doesn’t go their way. It’s important for our children to grow in their ability to express and manage their own emotions and empathize with others. They won’t be able to function well as adults if they don’t learn these skills. As homeschool parents, we get to encourage and observe this emotional growth.