Choosing the Right Homeschool Materials for Every Stage

Choosing the Right Homeschool Materials for Every Stage

Finding the right materials for your homeschool is so important, but it is an evolving process. Don’t worry if you choose some things that, looking back, were just not a good fit for you. That’s part of the learning process. Keep your eyes and ears open as you move from year to year in home education. Learn to recognize good advice, even when it doesn’t apply to you right now. It may someday! Finally, pay attention to the cues of your child. You will be able to see, more and more readily, when he or she is really thriving with a particular system of learning. Home education is all about making clear plans based on your larger goals, and modifying them to meet the needs of a dynamic creature: your child. With a flexible attitude, you will build a successful program each year, and both you and your student will have fun in the process! Read More…

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Moms

Look objectively at your plans and try to determine the real problem. Is there too much work to be reasonably accomplished in a day or in a week?

My Singapore Math Mistake

My Singapore Math Mistake

In my first year as a homeschooler, I made many mistakes. One was choosing the wrong math curriculum. I decided to go with a boxed curriculum. After much research, and limited time to put together a custom curriculum, I decided that this was the most effective way to make sure that there were no holes in our curriculum.