Last week when I published my Plan with Me post, I received a few requests for me to do one for our high schoolers, as well. So I did. 🙂
As simple as my homeschool planning is for my 1st through 8th graders, my high school planning is even simpler.
Sounds counterintuitive, right? I explained why this is the case in my latest video.
It’s time to get something straight – there is no child that isn’t a “good fit” for homeschooling. This is a notion brought on by generations of social conditioning. Parents were the primary educators of their children for THOUSANDS OF YEARS. School as we know it has been but a blink of an eye.
It is natural for children to be home. It is natural for kids to be with their families. The problem we face is that we’ve been trained to forget this.
Today is my last video in my Relaxed Homeschooling series…for now. Over the past few weeks I’ve shared how we approach language arts, math, and social studies. Today I’m tackling science.
Always remember that your child’s education need not look a thing like school. In fact, we don’t use any textbooks at all to cover social studies or science, the two main subjects that people feel chained to textbooks for.
I hope you gain some new ideas (if you’re looking for new ideas 😉)!
About a month ago, several people started sending me messages about mindfulness and meditation being taught in public schools. As troubling as I found it, I had no idea it was this widespread.There are actual mindfulness curriculums being marketed for schools. I cannot tell you on how many levels this is not okay.
Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of “clean with me” videos come up in my YouTube feed. While I could never make a video like that myself (I wouldn’t have the patience!), they gave me an idea.
People are always asking me how I do my homeschool planning, so today I shared a video of me planning next week’s homeschool activities.
I hope you enjoy it!
Yesterday I gained some personal insight into AR Reading and Common Core math.
It wasn’t pretty.
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For an excellent documentary on the Common Core method, I highly recommend Escaping Common Core.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about why my comments have been turned off on my YouTube channel. In fact, several people thought I was doing it myself.
After 7 months of dealing with this #censorship, I decided it was time to address it. I needed to get it off my chest.
Although any subject can be easily covered with relaxed homeschooling, my absolute favorites to approach in this manner are social studies (history, geography, civics, etc.) and science.
Today on my channel, I shared how we tackle social studies with ZERO textbooks. Let me tell you, when I was in school, I HATED history. Now I’ve realized that it wasn’t the subject. It was the mind-numbing textbooks we had to use.
I love homeschooling. 🤗
As homeschool parents, we have people like HSLDA and the homeschool pioneers to thank for the freedom we have today. Just a few decades ago, homeschooling wasn’t as accessible as it is today. In fact, it wasn’t even legalized in every state until 1989.
It’s so important to not take what others have done before us for granted.
That’s why when you get requests like THIS, you need to think about the possible repercussions before accepting them.
The whiteboard is one of the most underrated homeschool tools. Not only are they great for teaching (obviously!), but they’re also crucial in our family for keeping order to our day.
Today I’m sharing one of my favorite homeschool hacks. Anything that helps me keep my sanity deserves to be on the A-list. 😉