Success with teaching Spanish to kids at home comes from a commitment to making language learning a part of your life, not just a part of your school day. Fluency and communication skills—which are important goals for language learning—come through regular use and practice. If you want to help your kids learn Spanish in your homeschool and you’re not fluent yourself, these tips will help you be successful.Read more about teaching Spanish
You want your children to succeed in their education. We do too. We offer practical tips for teaching your children math, science, writing, and more! These tips can be applied to any homeschool curriculum. There are also highlights of our new textbooks with examples of how our curriculum trains your children to have success in their learning.
The spiral learning model, first described by Jerome Bruner, promises that by revisiting topics again and again, students can retain more information and build upon what they already know as they seek deeper knowledge. Homeschool parents and teachers alike often struggle with how to make new knowledge stick in young minds. Can students really be expected to retain information from one year to the next? From one month to the next? Spiral learning aims to solve the “forgetting curve” dilemma. So, what is a spiral learning curriculum and how can it help homeschooling families?
If you have shopped around for homeschool curriculum, you have probably encountered the term mastery learning. Some homeschool parents are very passionate about teaching for mastery, and homeschooling provides an ideal environment to do so. But is mastery-based learning best for your homeschool? How can you take advantage of some of its strengths? Here are some things to consider before making the switch to mastery learning.
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Multiplication and division are challenging subjects to second, third, and fourth graders. They have a lot of facts to memorize, and some children will struggle to understand the concepts. You can use different strategies outlined in this post (from concrete to abstract) to make multiplication and division fun rather than a drudgery. As a homeschool parent, you can pick and choose which multiplication or division strategy works best for your elementary-age child.
It’s that time of year again! Are you staring at your calendar in disbelief, amazed at how fast your homeschool year is flying by and feeling that familiar, “I still have to buy Christmas gifts!” panic? Well, you can relax because we’ve created a list of the best holiday gifts for homeschool moms and kids for you to choose from. Most of the gifts can be purchased online, saving you valuable time. So, get your Christmas list ready and have fun choosing from all these great homeschool holiday gift ideas!