Whether you have a reluctant reader or an enthusiastic beginning reader, encouraging a love of independent reading will set them up for success. There are some easy things to get kids excited about reading. Check out our list of favorite tips! How to encourage independent reading 1. Read aloud to your children every day, even when they are … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Encourage Independent Reading
These Options Will Make Those Difficult Subjects Easy! Homeschool parents often have concerns about whether or not they can handle teaching certain subjects, especially as kids get older. Some parents don’t feel they are qualified to teach more advanced subjects like algebra, chemistry, or foreign languages. Homeschool parents may already feel … [Read more...] about Teaching Difficult Subjects When You Don’t Feel Qualified
Electronics for Alternative Learners Electronics classes are perfect for homeschool science for 'out-of-the-box' learners. These classes are great for kids who don't thrive on textbook learning. Electronics projects also benefit kids who need to experience something with their hands to help them understand a concept. QSL offers online … [Read more...] about Hands-on Science: Electronics for Homeschoolers
Teach kids to discover a new world Teaching kids about China can seem daunting. However, there are countless possibilities for fun. China has a rich culture that dates back thousands of years. You could spend years studying China's heritage and history and still learn something new every day. If you plan to include a introduction to China in … [Read more...] about Teaching Kids About China
The thought of your homeschool student graduating is an exciting one, but to many, the jump from the home classroom to college life seems daunting. Perhaps you've been there to guide your child's education since kindergarten, or maybe you started homeschooling later. Either way, you've always been there to nurture your growing student. The … [Read more...] about Transitioning from Homeschool to College
Is it a challenge to get your student writing? Creative writing develops valuable skills that help students with academic writing and critical thinking. For homeschool parents, it can seem like an uphill battle to get your student writing. If you're the parent of a reluctant young writer, the task is difficult. The summer is the perfect time to … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get Your Student Writing Now!
Plan, Record & Celebrate Each Child's Progress This blog uses referral links. Please read my disclosure policy. With the new school year just around the corner, homeschool planning is in full swing for many moms this month. It is an exciting time to be shopping for curriculum, figuring out schedules, and hitting the school supply … [Read more...] about The A+ Homeschool Planner
1-2-3 Entrepreneur One of the perks of homeschooling through high school is the ability of your teens to pursue entrepreneurial ventures. The flexibility of a homeschool schedule, the cultivation of independent thinking, and the ability to think outside the box are all traits that homeschool teens share. The next logical step for many homeschool … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurship for Teens
Writing a Polished Blog Post I'm posting over at Homeschool Blogging today with vital tips for improving your blog writing and producing a polished blog post. As a busy homeschool mom blogger, I'm probably not alone in working in the wee hours of the morning. And, yes, mistakes often happen! It only takes a few simple steps to make sure you are … [Read more...] about 5 Vital Steps to a Polished Blog Post
Who Is Stan Lee? (Who Was?® What Was?® Where Is?® Blog Series) This blog uses referral links. Please read my disclosure policy. Since my youngest son is such a HUGE fan of the Marvel Universe, we chose Who Is Stan Lee? to kick off this series on Learning Table. Plus, we have a CREATE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO ADVENTURE STORY activity for you! If … [Read more...] about Who Is Stan Lee?
Let Me Tell You About Our Little House Year! This blog uses referral links. Please read my disclosure policy. We spent a year on the prairie with The Prairie Primer. Admittedly, I am somewhat biased. Being a huge Laura Ingalls Wilder fan, I devoured her books when I was young. Imagine having a curriculum centered around her books! I was sold … [Read more...] about Our Little House Year With The Prairie Primer
Homeschool Myths Busted You CAN'T Homeschool High School It's just too hard. I can't teach high school subjects--I barely even passed Algebra myself. Creating a transcript is impossible! I will fail my child, and he won't get into college. She won't get to go to prom if she homeschools through high school. He will miss out on all those high … [Read more...] about You CAN’T Homeschool High School
When your child enters middle school, you can start planning ahead for high school. In many states, eighth grade courses can count towards high school credits, depending on the course. In my home state, these courses must be core subjects like English, math, and science, and they must include high school level work. If you are strategic with … [Read more...] about High School 4-Year Plan
WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT? Do you have a high school student? Do you have some difficult subjects to teach? Is your high school student planning to go to college after graduation? Is your high school student hoping to graduate early and start a job? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then dual enrollment might be right for you. My … [Read more...] about Making Dual Enrollment Work for You