Human Body Box

I explained previously  our plan for science this year. I'm making self exploration boxes. Each box has a topic. I rotate the topics out so the kids have new material to explore. How much they find out about any particular subject depends on their level of interest. They can read every book and do every activity …

Let’s Homeschool!

Some people are like me, and you pretty much know when your child is born that homeschooling is where you're heading. Some people come to it over time. So, whether you woke up the morning before Kindergarten and said, "Wait! Let's homeschool." or said long before you're children were born, "Let's homeschool!" here are some …

Beginning Readers

I went to Barnes and Noble today to pick up some readers for The Princess. She is a new reader and she loves books. I figured I'd pick up a few beginning readers for her to read to help her practice her new skills and keep her interest in reading. (It can get boring reading …

Kindergarten Objectives

As most of you know, we began our homeschool journey this year. Homeschool preschool quickly became homeschool kindergarten. Both older kids were quickly beyond what I considered to be a preschool level. And since they both enjoy "doing school" we kept going with Kindergarten. I started with both kids working together, but they quickly split …

Homeschool Beginnings

As you know (well, maybe you don't), The Pastor and I have begun homeschooling the Goblins. We have been very fortunate that most of our family, friends, and church family are familiar and supportive of homeschooling. That, in and of itself, is a blessing. It is difficult to start down a path when you know …

Preschool

We officially started "Homeschool Preschool" a couple weeks ago. I had planned on waiting to do anything "formal" for another year, but the kids were begging me. (When can we learn to read? When can we do that book? When can we have school? Will you teach me?) I had read A Well Trained Mind …