Like you, I spend at least some time reading homeschooling blogs. Whether things are working or not, I’m always looking for new, fresh ideas to either improve things or totally revamp them if they’re not working. I read this blog the other day. It’s about having parent-student conferences with your kids. I’ve done something similar … Continue reading Involve the kids with a parent-student conference
Public and private schools often have specific rules about when a child must stay home sick: vomiting within 24 hours, a fever in the last 24-48 hours, obvious measles or chicken pox spots, etc. The rules vary, depending on the district. Then there are the common sense rules, such as sending your kid to school … Continue reading Sick days
I read this the other day and it really resonated with me. We’ve been pretty busy this summer, but with all the rain we’ve had, we’ve also had many days with lots of indoor downtime to fill. Unfortunately, all of us ended up filling far too much of that downtime with digital stuff: computers, video … Continue reading Digital detox as a part of school
School is starting. Our local schools start on Monday, and many others have already been in session for a week or more. We’re also in the midst of our tax-free shopping days, where we can shop for clothing, school supplies, and more without paying sales tax on the items. I like to take advantage of … Continue reading Back to school shopping
My kids each went to public school for a few years before we began homeschooling – one went through the middle of 5th grade, the other through the middle of 2nd. Because of this time spent in that environment, and being able to compare that to the freedom they now experience in homeschooling, my kids … Continue reading Missing out on the experience
I recently signed up for a free trial of HuluPlus, after holding off most of the summer. I wanted to try it out and see if it was worth paying the monthly subscription, but since they only offered a 7-day free trial, I didn’t want to waste it when we were out and about so … Continue reading Share your resources!
Our home is pretty small – not tiny home small, but small enough. My kids share a room, we all share a bathroom, and there’s no room dedicated to school. We have a bookcase in the dining room where we store school “stuff” – books, science kits, and supplies such as pencils, paper, crayons, rulers, … Continue reading What does your homeschooling space look like?