Often times people say homeschooling requires a leap of faith, taking the plunge and diving in and just like those dives that end in belly flops, there are homeschooling mistakes that I made when i began this journey in 2015! My TOP 3 HOMESCHOOLING MISTAKES! 1) I set the standard WAY too high! I had…
Homeschooling Woes | Finding “Me” Time
In our house, the day starts pretty early- at least one child is wide eyed and bushy tailed at 6 am, leaving behind remnants of what was the brief calm before the storm. Some days, there is no denying that I feel like I’m doing a myriad of things all at once, while being teacher,…
Schoolhouse Teachers.com |REVIEW
When I first started homeschooling, I remember spending countless hours researching curriculum, methods of teaching, pros and cons and actively seeking out support groups that I could lean on. I still remember how excited I would become when meeting new homeschool parents on online forums, by chance and through my local homeschool groups. Why, you might…
10 Reasons We Like Homeschool Better
I actually know my children and vice-versa…Instead of spending the morning saying “hurry up”, we spend the first hour of our day chatting, playing games, doing religious studies, etc TOGETHER. They get to learn and practice life skills all day long. The microwave, toaster oven, tea-maker and other small appliances are not off limits in…
5 Tips to Improve Fluency
Pay attention to ACCURACY – Don’t eliminate prefixes/suffixes – Don’t skim over words or eliminate any – Don’t add random words where you think they belong because this can change the entire sentence. Read with Appropriate EXPRESSION – Ensure that your reading isn’t robotic and you are reading sentences, not words Pay attention to PUNCTUATION…
6 ways to avoid Home school Burn-out!
Below you can find a few of my favorite tips that I pep-talk myself with as well as offer to home school friends. While this journey can be beautiful, it is demanding and burn out can happen easily if you are too rigid and structured in your ways.
Mommy needs quiet time.
The day to day chaos, the trying to stay on schedule, the uproar, the laughter, the whining, the umpteenth time I get asked to explain the meaning of a word, the incessant chattering, the constant stream of laundry and too fast accumulation of dirty dishes….becomes the norm. Several people have asked me if I don’t…
Pottery Wheel Fun
Dirty Hands, Creative minds, lots of mess and huge amounts of Patience required!
Solutions, Mixtures, Stirring…Sparkly rocks!
The Blessing of Homeschooling
the blessing of homeschooling