Guest post by Sandra Larson In elementary school, children are encouraged to write short stories. The stories often do not have a plot, well-developed characters, or conflict. Many times, Creative writing is pushed low on the list of things to accomplish simply because there isn’t enough time. Consequently, there are students in middle and high […]
In previous posts, we brought you lists of wholesome books for Early Elementary and Elementary lists. This time we’re heading to focus on our middle school students! (For a printable version of the following list, please click the image at the bottom of this post.) Sixth Grade: Dear Mr. Henshaw – This novel deals with […]
Motivation is a tricky thing… sometimes it’s our best friend right there with us keeping us going, and at other times it’s so elusive we wonder if we’ve ever known motivation at all! The lack of motivation in my life often results in procrastination and all the ugly that goes with it. But, the presence […]
Should your homeschooling student participate in end-of-year testing? Depending on the state you live in, you may or may not have a choice; some states require assessment tests for homeschoolers. If you’ve decided to participate, you may find yourself stuck trying to figure out how to squeeze in annual testing, when, and where. While it […]
Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning reading program for ages 2 to 13 that uses scientific research to help children learn to read, in just weeks! The program is designed by experts to deliver fast and proven results to prepare children for school in the best way possible.
This post is sponsored by Time4Learning. After ringing in the new year and celebrating the holidays, you may feel a bit energized and ready for the best year yet! But before you start, sit back and contemplate how your homeschooling experience unfolded over the past year. Review your notes, speak with your children, and evaluate […]
Reading Eggs is a multi-award winning reading program for ages 2 to 13 that uses scientific research to help children learn to read in just weeks! The program was designed by experts to deliver fast and proven results to prepare children for school in the best way possible. Reading Eggs makes learning to read easy and fun! Children make their way through self-paced, one-on-one lessons that match their ability and feature fun characters, wonderful songs, and interactive animations.
A subscription box that teaches coding! Bitsbox is a subscription box that teaches boys and girls ages 6-12 how to code. Every month, a box of crazy fun app projects come in the mail. Kids use the projects to build games, simulations, puzzles, and more! They build the apps on the Bitsbox website, and their […]
At some point in your homeschooling journey–whether you’re just getting started or are 10 years in–you may find yourself making an out-of-state move. While homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, the laws for homeschooling vary greatly from state to state. In some states, you need to file paperwork, teach for a prescribed number of […]
A new year is a new opportunity to set some goals for ourselves! Wipe the slate clean and forget about the past! Right? If only it were always that simple. Somehow, by mid-January, we’re often dealing with broken goals. Ten days in and we want to throw in the towel because we’ve messed up. It’s […]