What matters most to your family? To your homeschool? Ask yourself some simple questions and you’re on your way to drafting a mission statement that will help guide your home education experience.
This is our typical daily homeschool rhythm with plenty of play, rest and free time mixed in. I’ve fine tuned this over the last few years. I have found that it works the best for our family.
Did you know that your local water utility may offer classes about yard care, gardening and/or water conservation? Bring the kids along for a fun educational experience.
I was one of the unlucky kids who had their birthday in the summer. Turnout for celebrations in the warm months were always dismal. We had camp outs in the backyard, plenty of sprinkler time and Popsicles but I always remember friends telling me they couldn’t come to my party because they’d be out of
We love reading in our house, but sometimes the day-to-day busyness pushes this activity farther down on our priority list. I’m not worried so much about the “Summer Slide” as we’re continuing to learn throughout the summer, but sometimes reading can take a backseat. Here are eight ideas to inspire summer reading for your family.
Last weekend, we headed to Green River College for the WHO conference (Washington Homeschool Organization). Each year, over the course of two days, current and prospective homeschooling families trek to the conference to learn about different curriculum providers, education resources and informative workshops. It was our first year attending the conference and we walked away
I don’t remember exactly how I came across The Artist’s Way for Parents by Julia Cameron. It just sort of fell into my lap, so-to-speak. I put in on my “for later” digital bookshelf and decided one day to put in on my holds list. And one day, I got the email that it was
Last month, I took a Parent Qualifying Course through WHO (Washington Homeschool Organization). Through WA state homeschool laws, I was already qualified (reference the website for more info). But I wanted a better understanding of how to go about homeschooling in the state of Washington and what the requirements were for curriculum. Turns out, there
I recently came across the book “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Weather” by Linda Akeson-McGurk and it was the inspiration I needed to get my kids outside. It basically calls attention to the benefits of playing outside (and there are many). When I was a child, I played outside until my hair and clothes
I am a big believer in continuously learning — and the best way is to keep an open mind and research. In order to survive the many ups and downs of homeschooling (and to mitigate Winter’s doldrums) we have taken many trips to our library to do just that. We tend to need outside inspiration