Dane Carlson posted a clever time-management tip from LifeClever.com. Although the post was originally written for the average working guy, I adapted it to fit the life of a typical homeschooler. The 10 O'Clock Rule Set your watch or your cell phone alarm to beep at 10 o'clock every night. Then, when your alarm […]
Teaching kids financial responsibility is not easy. In today's world, where instant gratification is the norm, understanding the real value of money and the necessity of saving (translated as delayed gratification) is of immense importance. Kids need to learn that money doesn't grow on trees—it has to be earned through hard work. My husband and […]
This game/quiz is similar to the European geography game I posted a while ago, but it covers the entire world, it's much more fast-paced, and it has a ton more levels. Check it out here! HT: Thanks, A Peas of my Life, for linking to this!
As a piano teacher, one of my main jobs is to teach my students how to practice and learn pieces of music at home. Many students tend to practice in a very ineffective way. Here's what many students think constitutes "practicing." They start playing at the beginning of the piece. They play until they make […]
This is my very first "Thursday Thirteen," and since I'm such a book nut (my dad suggests I should drop the "book" part) I thought I'd give you a list of thirteen great Christian fiction authors—in no particular order. Happy reading! Randy Alcorn Angela Hunt Francine Rivers Karen Kingsbury Terri Blackstock Tricia Goyer Robert Whitlow […]
If you're teaching your child to read, but you've never heard of Starfall, then you're missing out on a wonderful resource! Hurry on over to Starfall and check out their wonderful site. Here's a sample of what Starfall has to offer: Learn to Read—Zac the Rat and other tales: This is Starfall's absolutely wonderful interactive […]
Ever since we started homeschooling, I've struggled with the logistics of how and where the kids turn in their homeschool assignments for grading. We've finally developed a system that has—so far—worked well. The kids each have an assignment list that I generate with our Homeschool Tracker PLUS program. Ideally, they complete their work throughout the […]
I made a verb conjugations chart a couple weeks ago, and I've finally gotten around to making up a latin noun declensions chart. You can download a printable chart here. The chart was designed to go along with Latina Christiana I so I only included the first two declensions. Next year, when we do LCII, […]
As I posted before, in the last three weeks we've begun to learn knot-tying at home on Wednesdays, and the kids have had a blast learning. Here are the knots we've learned so far this year. (Joely's even learned all of them except 8-10.) overhand knot (single, double, triple, etc.) slip knot basic noose bowline […]
In searching for maps to use with our homeschool curriculum, I just came across another great site for geography. It offers printable and interactive maps of the world for free.