No More Winter Blues! 10 Great Ideas to Keep Your Homeschooler Active During Winter
Baby, it’s cold outside! For many of us the time of year for shorter days and winter hats is upon us. And, while this means the holidays and snowmen and hot cocoa, it also means less activity, more time indoors, and fewer opportunities to get out and do. For many families and bookworms, this is the best time of the year. But, for others, it signals a season of frustration, unspent energy, and malaise. But, the good news is that winter doesn’t have to bring the blues. With a little creativity, a few supplies, and a smile, you can engage your homebound learners in active play that opens their minds and gets them moving.
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Although most of us would love to hold onto the ideal that the holidays are always full of cheer, the truth is this: Things can get a little crazy in the countdown. Mom is over-stressed, Dad has disappeared, your younger ...
Are you anticipating a smoothly run and organized household this holiday season? For most of us, high expectations for an even ride across the Christmas landscape never quite come to fruition. Despite our best intentions, holiday stress happens to most ...
Do your children celebrate the true meaning behind the Christmas season? Instilling a love for Christ in our children is something that families of faith take seriously. If we fail in this duty – especially over the holiday season - then ...
No doubt you have heard the uproar surrounding the Common Core State Standards, or CCSS. We’ve discussed previously the realities of the “newest thing” in education and its negative impact upon our school systems and nation. Though a majority of ...
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Parents learn to teach again quickly.
Inevitably it will happen: you WILL doubt your skills as a teacher. After all, most public school teachers have a thorough knowledge of their subject area – backed up by a degree and classroom experience. And you? You’re merely a parent whose last memory of algebraic equations may have swished out the door with that old pair of bright red parachute pants.
How to Reduce Anxiety Heading Back to the Classroom
As summer progresses and we get closer to the start of school, it isn’t unusual for you and your kids to get a bit stressed out. School is stressful, no matter where it is…and not just for the kids. Schedules become compressed, deadlines loom, and tempers can rise. Since your home may serve as the workplace, the school, and the family’s retreat, it’s important to prevent stress from building up.