As a parent, it can be so discouraging when you have a child who just doesn’t seem to want to write. Believe me, I’ve been there. Since I’ve had a resurgence of questions regarding getting kids to write, today I’m sharing what I’ve found to be the most effective tip.
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Of all the types of notebooking techniques out there, copywork is, by far, the easiest one to explain how to do.
The problem is, it’s the why that seems to take the most time to describe.
Because of that, I decided to stray a bit from my most recent Notebooking 101 format, which consisted simply of clarifying how to get started. Instead, today I’ll be tackling some Copywork FAQs, such as:
Have you ever been absolutely sure that you found the missing piece to your homeschool, but you just couldn’t figure out a way to get started?
Believe me, I have been there and done that. For me, that “thing I was looking for” was notebooking.
Although I first started notebooking with my kids last year, I actually had my eye on it for quite some time before that. It looked engaging, practical, and effective – three things that are a must in our large family homeschool. But try as I might, I just couldn’t figure out how to get started. I had a good idea of what it was all about, and I understood the reasoning behind it, but I felt completely lost as to where to begin. Continue reading “How to Use Notebooking with Read-Alouds in Your Homeschool”
Of all the things we homeschool parents teach our children, there is nothing that will make or break their future quite like the 3 Rs.
Sure, it’s helpful for them to have the ability to locate their city on a map and to know the difference between solids, liquids, and gases, but when it comes down to it, reading, writing, and arithmetic really are the foundation that all other learning is based upon. Without these three skills, learning just about anything else would be practically impossible. Continue reading “Supplement the 3 Rs in Your Homeschool with Nessy Learning!”