Ready to get started? Learn from the experience of others to make your first day of homeschooling and every day after that a success. It's not always about the homeschool curriculum you choose, that's important. But there are other aspects to home education that you need to consider.
The First Week of Homeschool
When we started homeschooling, I had spent three months preparing for that first day. I had curriculum. I had the day all planned out. I had school supplies etc. I also had a huge lump of worry in my chest. I wondered how I was going to get my kids to do the work I assigned. I worried that my son wouldn't learn to read, and I would be a failure. I worried that my oldest daughter, who was opposed to homeschooling, would create a big stink.
Where's the Schoolroom?
When people find out I teach my children at home, it seems they always want to know if we have a schoolroom. Maybe they think having a schoolroom is necessary for learning, or perhaps they picture their own school years spent in a room with rows of desks and a utilitarian clock on the front wall. They often assume I’ve recreated that room somewhere in our house.
A Short Incomplete List of Do's and Don'ts
Some great advice for keeping your homeschool life simple.
Engaging Your Preschooler ...So You Can Get School Done!
When I first began homeschooling, I had a baby and a preschooler. This was, by far, the most difficult part of homeschooling. My preschooler was a continual interruption, with constant needs, constant crying, need for training and unceasing attention-seeking. And just when one became old enough to entertain himself, another would enter the preschool phase. I tried many ideas and learned a few things along the way that helped greatly.
Homeschooling with Toddlers
Do you get nervous when it gets really quiet around your house? Do you have to put markers, glue and other creative art supplies up on a high shelf? Do step stools located in unusual places around the house make you cringe? If you have answered yes to two or more of these questions, then you must have a toddler living in your home. Toddlers are a joy, there is no doubt about that, but they can also create havoc if left alone with nothing productive to do for too long...