A few years ago, I took my children to the zoo one afternoon after church. Our local zoo has a free ticket day, once a year. Patrons bring an outdated phone book. The zoo recycles the books and families get free admission to the zoo. It saves us over $30, so I always make it a […]
Even if you don’t know how to draw very well – you can actually learn while helping them gain the skills!
Grow your own crystals for a fun family activity. This was actually pretty easy, and there are many ways to try it. The two most interesting crystals we grew as a test were from alum powder and epsom salts.
Whether you home school, or you compliment your child’s education at home like most of the parents I know, you’ll want to check out littleBits. These learning bits are amazing and have some great potential for educational activities and HANDS ON learning. You know I’m a fan of that! What Are littleBits littleBits are kits […]
It is obvious that our children need to learn how to get along with others in order to be well prepared for adult life. However, the suggestion that a child must attend a public school to learn that is simply bogus. They will become adults, regardless of their educational environment. The question each parent must […]
One of my observations with public school is that the children are simply waiting for the bell and working to minimums. What is the least I have to do to get by? The material is often surface-level, and the interactions are like texts — abbreviated. In contrast, homeschooling allows you to drink deeply. Take something […]
One of the great temptations for new home educators is to bring a traditional, assembly line, children-stuck-at-desks, seven-subjects-each-day-in-50-minute-increments approach to their home education. That approach is not working very well for the schools and their students, so why would we bring it into our homes with our children? Sometimes, we are tempted to do that […]
This lesson plan is part of the “I’ve Been Workin’ On the Railroad” Train Unit Study and is designed to work with Kindergarten through 2nd grade on basic math skills. It is an easy math concepts lesson plan for Kindergarten, first, and possibly second graders, using trains to visualize addition and subtraction. Time and Grade: […]