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.
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?”