Homeschooling

Use Living Books to Teach Science

When I was taught science, I remember getting handed a non-fiction, incredibly dry, fact-filled book and asked to pull information from that book so that I could then create a diorama or a project explaining what I "knew."  Unfortunately, that knowledge would leave my brain as soon as that unit was over.  There was nothing… Continue reading Use Living Books to Teach Science

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Friday’s Find: Catholic Curriculum for Your Homeschool

Embarking on my first year of homeschooling, determine what I want my curriculum to contain, has been the biggest challenge. At the start of our school year I had purchased a spelling book from Catholic Heritage Curriculum.  We had used it a few times but at that point I was also diving into the ideas of… Continue reading Friday’s Find: Catholic Curriculum for Your Homeschool

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Raising Readers

Reading has always been something very dear to me.  I still remember my first grade teacher pulling me aside early on and handing me the book The Boxcar Children. That night, curled up on the couch, I read the whole thing.  It was my first chapter book. Since that moment books have been an almost… Continue reading Raising Readers

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Benefits of Homeschooling: One Mom’s Perspective

When I originally considered homeschooling, my reasons were both academic and developmental.  However, the biggest benefit that has emerged from this lifestyle was the least considered. Forging The Bond My kids have always been close.  Since my little guy finally got out of the NICU and made it into his then three-year-old sister's arms, their… Continue reading Benefits of Homeschooling: One Mom’s Perspective