I hate standardized tests. As a homeschool mom, I think they’re one of the most useless things on the planet- right up there with cockroaches and mosquitoes.
Yet, just the other week I had a conversation with someone about homeschooling that went something like this: Continue reading “Homeschoolers, Don’t Fall for the Standardized Testing Gimmick!”
I have a love/hate relationship with textbooks. On the one hand, they’re dreadfully dull and lifeless. On the other, they often contain lots of great information; the problem is in how it’s presented.
I think most people have a very narrow view of how a textbook should be used: Read it, complete the review questions and vocabulary, take a test.
Ugh. Can you say b-o-r-i-n-g? Continue reading “Customize Your Homeschool Using a Textbook Table of Contents”
I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have mentioned KONOS Character Curriculum on my blog. This unit study resource is not only just about my favorite tool in our homeschool, but it’s also a symbol.
You see, after I burned out, sent my kids back to school, and then withdrew them again, KONOS was the first curriculum I used after I finally decided to never replicate school again.
Ever. Continue reading “A Relaxed Homeschool Approach to KONOS Character Curriculum”
When it comes to homeschooling, the absolute hardest part for me has been coming up with a suitable game plan for teaching multiple children. And I mean multiple children.
Ten to be exact.
After homeschooling for eight years, I still don’t have it all together. I continue to tweak things here and there every now and then in the hopes of getting it right, but I’ve come to the realization that it will never be perfect. It just won’t. Continue reading “How to Homeschool Multiple Children Without Going Crazy”