The holidays have passed us by, yet spring is still quite far away for many of us. Has your homeschool classroom tumbled upon the dreaded mid-year slump? It’s a difficult time of year – even many of us “grown-ups” have grown bored and restless, and ready for a new season. But there are ways to generate some energy and enthusiasm in your classroom, today! Here’s how.
It’s that time of year again–time to create and turn in your Homeschool Portfolio. For many parents this is a time of stress and frantic searching for all of those homeschool documents, pictures and moments that define the school year. For others it is a time of reflection and enjoyment as they page through their already full portfolio and remember the good and the bad.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, the diagnosis is easy. You have homeschooler’s spring fever.
If you are looking for a colorful, engaging and step by step homeschool writing course, then be sure to check out Write Source. These easy to use textbooks break down writing instruction into manageable chunks and teach in a fun and creative way that grabs kids attention and keeps them engaged.
For years we in the world of homeschoolers have known about the significant success of homeschoolers. We have watched as our children and others have grown up with a desire for excellence, a commitment to community, to church, to our country, to their ideals. We have seen them achieve great things at young ages and influence those around them for the good.
One of the biggest concerns I hear from potential homeschoolers is the concern about their child’s future.
Because I work with so many homeschooling families, I have trouble understanding this concern. The homeschoolers I know are confident, successful, and outgoing. They conduct themselves with dignity and are able to handle conversations with individuals from all different age groups and walks of life.
If you are looking for a bright, cheery, upbeat workbook that covers all of the concepts required in either first (Language Smarts B), second (Language Smarts C) or third grade (Language Smarts C), then you will enjoy the Critical Thinking Press Language Smarts series. These thick colorful workbooks are filled with activities designed to introduce your child to concepts such as alphabetical order, phonics, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and mechanics as well as various forms of writing.
Ever wish people would stop asking those ridiculous questions about homeschooling?
Found this fun video on the Twelve Days of Homeschooling that hits the perception challenges perfectly!
Check it out and get ready for a good laugh!
Sometimes the hardest thing about homeschooling is making the decision to do it. Often parents wrestle with questions like “can I do it?” or “will they miss their friends?” or even “what will we do all day?”