Welp, I did it again. I went and got MORE @funschoolingbooks journals. This time, I got Fun-Schooling Math for Minecrafters for my five youngest.
They’ll be using this as a fun supplement to their main math programs (some use CTCMath, some use Abeka), and they are so excited about it. I did tell them that they have to finish their morning basket drill books first, and then they can start these, so now they’re looking at these as rewards.
Since these are so different from the typical math workbook (and since Fun-schooling books are my new obsession), I decided to record a quick flip-through so others can see if they’d be a good fit for their families.
Last week, I announced that there will be some changes in our homeschool. This is the first week we started implementing them, and so far, so good.
Today on my channel I shared all the new resources I’ve been so excited to use.
I mentioned last week in a video that we’re changing things up in our homeschool. One of the things we’re doing differently is notebooking. Instead of our typical notebooking loop, all of my kids will have a Funschooling journal. They’re such a hit with my teens that I couldn’t resist.
Today on my channel, I did a flip-through of the Funschooling journals my littles and middles will be using.
Let’s talk learning styles. There are so many different types. That can make traditional education a bit tricky.
Homeschooling is such a blessing in that it allows every family to choose a method that fits them. Unit studies happen to be one of my favorite approaches because, unlike many other styles, they include activities for EVERY learning preference.
Unfortunately, many people don’t know that. In fact, the idea of unit studies scares a good many homeschooling parents to pieces. Don’t let the myths about unit studies intimidate you. They can work for every family. All you need to do is give them the chance.
Last night I did my first livestream in well over 6 months! Phew! I was worried about how the wifi connection would be in this house. Turns out that it was fine!
If you missed it, you can still watch the playback on my channel. My friends in the chat gave so much good advice for helping kids who are having difficulty with memorizing their times tables.
Homeschooling: The Jammies vs Dressed Debate. Can you imagine how blessed we are if this is something we actually spend time thinking about?
But it is. Conversations like these can be found in many a homeschooling circle, so today I brought it to my channel.
Homeschooling a child with ADHD can be challenging at times. While there are a few tips I’ve shared in earlier videos to help navigate through it, in today’s video I shared two things that are crucial for maintaining the balance you need to keep your home learning as stress-free as possible.
I realized yesterday that I hadn’t added any new Homeschooling 101 videos to my series in a while, so today I solved that problem.
The idea of short lessons was first introduced to me when I was researching the Charlotte Mason method. It made so much sense that I immediately implemented it and have been doing it ever since.
Watch my latest video to see why you, too, should keep your homeschool lessons short.
We live in a world that assumes that anyone who deviates from the established school timeline “has something wrong” with them. Late readers are a large portion of this group.
What if I were to tell you that not all late readers have a learning disability? What if I were to tell you that MOST late readers do not have a learning disability?
It’s time to stop looking at children as inanimate science experiments and treat them as the unique individuals they are.
I’ve had some experience with IEPs in my lifetime. During my school years, since I was in gifted/honors classes, I had one in place to make sure I was challenged. As a parent, I’ve had a child who had one in place for learning support.
No matter what reason the IEP exists, it can be intimidating for a parent who wants to homeschool but feels unqualified because of having a child deemed “special needs.” In today’s video, I just wanted to encourage you with this one insight that was beautifully articulated by one of my viewers: Homeschooling is the ULTIMATE IEP.