Teaching the Scientific Method

We recently conducted an experiment in our homeschool that was conceptualized around the family dinner table. My girls wondered whether singing to, talking to, or yelling at a plant would impact its growth. So, we decided to test it ourselves. We reviewed the scientific method and designed our own experiment using four potted begonias; oneContinue reading “Teaching the Scientific Method”

Weekly Chore Checklists

In addition to their daily responsibilities, my kids have had a bigger, weekly job for a long time now. And while they are used to completing their chore each Saturday morning, I noticed that the quality of their execution started slipping. Instead of getting upset with them, I got reflective, and realized that it hadContinue reading “Weekly Chore Checklists”

Getting Organized for 2021

I’ve spent some time during this holiday week focused on getting organized so we can hit the ground running when we start back up with homeschool next week. One thing that is an absolute game changer is my pack of Scheduling and Tracking sheets that I created specifically for homeschooling and virtual schooling families. TheyContinue reading “Getting Organized for 2021”

Homeschooling when Life is Upside Down

As if 2020 weren’t complicated enough, we added purchasing a new (old) home and moving to the mix. The end goal will certainly bring more stability to our lives, but the process of getting there has been chaotic to say the least. Through it all, we’ve learned a few things about homeschooling when life isContinue reading “Homeschooling when Life is Upside Down”

Favorite Learning Activities for Littles

On Instagram I recently shared one of our favorite hacks to keep my toddler and preschooler busy during school time, and got lots of questions about it. We keep a “school box” full of special activities and educational toys that only come out during school time, and my little ones love it! While it mayContinue reading “Favorite Learning Activities for Littles”

Math: Tools for Teaching Multiplication Facts

This post contains Amazon Affiliate links, which means if you buy through my link, I will earn a small commission, though your price will remain the same. All opinions, of course, are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting this blog! If you were to ask me to list my favorite topics to teach myContinue reading “Math: Tools for Teaching Multiplication Facts”

Our Favorite Homeschool Benefits

Individualized Education After years of considering homeschool, what finally pushed us over the edge and helped us make the decision was the need to create an individualized education for our children. Some of their needs and learning styles were not being met in public school, and as a result, self-image, the desire to learn, andContinue reading “Our Favorite Homeschool Benefits”

The Most Recommended Books on Homeschooling

There are almost an endless number of books to read and philosophies to consider when getting started with homeschool. It can feel overwhelming and intimidating to know which ones are really worth your time. But these three books have been recommended to me over and over again, and now, having read them myself, I understandContinue reading “The Most Recommended Books on Homeschooling”

Our Homeschool Life

Before having babies, I taught Spanish at a public high school. I sent my kids to preschool at three and four, and when it came time for my oldest to start kindergarten, we spent a lot of time researching, pondering, and praying about how we should approach her education. We decided to move forward withContinue reading “Our Homeschool Life”