Education Thru Travel

Pretty much everything we do provides a learning opportunity for the girls.  So when we plan travel, we like to make sure it’s something we will all enjoy. In the past, we have made our travel plans and then simply looked forward to what was in store.  This time I’ve decided to change it upContinue reading “Education Thru Travel”

Homeschooling Made Easier

When hubby and I discussed the possibility that we might be moving out of Illinois to Texas, one of the first things I did was research homeschooling.  Illinois was (and still is) a very homeschool friendly state.  The last thing I wanted to do was move to a state that would be problematic for ourContinue reading “Homeschooling Made Easier”

Homeschool Dreams

Lili loves studying history.  Naomi is just okay studying history, but her study of the fall of Rome and the rise of the Renaissance seems to capture her interest a little more. Lili is studying Victoria’s Empire currently, and their studies makes planning a European vacation more appealing than ever. My homeschooling dream has beenContinue reading “Homeschool Dreams”

New Year, New Curriculum

Every once in awhile, I feel it is necessary to try some new curriculum.  Since we’re in the new year, I figured there is no time like the present. Honestly, the curriculum isn’t new to us.  We tried it a couple years ago, but for personal reasons, decided to go back to what we wereContinue reading “New Year, New Curriculum”

Teach Them to Be Life-Long Learners

I could create a pretty long list of what I love about homeschooling.  However, this post is specific about today. Monday mornings we have started going to the park for a couple of hours of play.  While I would love to do this on a daily basis, Mondays are the only day of the weekContinue reading “Teach Them to Be Life-Long Learners”

Where Does Your Garden Grow

I’m thinking a Botany class should be part of our homeschool program this year 😉   No soil necessary.  It’s the hallmark of hydroponic gardening, plants held in place while their roots dangle in nourishing water. IKEA is using is mass marketing capabilities to bring this, newly miniaturized, technology to the masses.  It is withContinue reading “Where Does Your Garden Grow”

Teachers Want Kids to Be Happy

I suppose this post could be seen as happy and uplifting about as easily as it could be seen as frustrating.  After all, I’m comparing schools in one country to schools in another.  However, as a homeschool mom, I find this information fascinating and motivating.  Instead of worrying so much about how much time myContinue reading “Teachers Want Kids to Be Happy”

Some Homeschool Etiquette

by Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling, Issue #1, Fall 2007 1 – Please stop asking us if it’s legal. If it is — and it is — it’s insulting to imply that we’re criminals. And if we were criminals, would we admit it? 2 – Learn what the words “socialize” and “socialization” mean, and useContinue reading “Some Homeschool Etiquette”