Gentle homeschooling is a goal for many mothers. But how do you get there? Starting the day with a smile, a full cup of coffee, and a meek, quiet spirit seems ideal, right? Creating the peace we long for in our home(schools) is easier than you think, and it all begins with the daily rhythm.
Every year, it seems even easier than the last to get sucked in by all the new and shiny curriculum. I can add two or three more subjects in, right? And maybe another co-op class, because it looks so good? When you add in field trips, sports, and other extracurriculars, it can become overwhelming. There has to be a trick to keeping your homeschool priorities straight! I’ve been there, and it’s not pretty. One year, my son even made me promise that I would let him approve activities before I signed him up for them. You see, he was doing
As a middle and high school math teacher with a Masters in Teaching, now homeschooling my own children, I am passionate about creating enjoyable and authentic learning experiences to help students understand math in a thorough way. In this post I want to share with you 10 tips for helping students of all ages enjoy learning math while seeing the practical applications of this core subject and taking ownership and pride in the learning process.
“I’m homeschooling high school.” Gulp! The realization hit me hard and fast when someone asked me what grades my children were in. All of a sudden I realized my little babies were no longer…little nor babies. I mean, I knew that they weren’t little as they both tower over me. But knowing and realizing the impact on our life and homeschool is a little different. When facing homeschooling high school, FEAR is a common emotion. Fear is also amazing. It can either freeze you in place or it can drive you to find the solutions you need.
No matter where you are in your homeschooling journey, you are probably looking for ways to give your kiddos an effective learning experience. Am I right? The hours spent trying to find the right curriculum, the Pinterest boards filled with “maybe I’ll try this” pins, not to mention the countless Facebook groups you’ve joined aren’t for nothing! One approach to homeschooling that has won me over is this one: unit studies. Unit studies have picked up a lot of momentum in the homeschooling community, and rightfully so. This is one of the best methods I have come across that not
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Celebrating my official relaunch! As I mentioned before, I have rebranded my site from Townsley Times to All the Homeschool Things. In August 2018, we had a blog party with 13 bloggers coming together over 15 days to share their favorite tips and encouragement to prepare you for the new homeschool year. We had a huge giveaway with over $500 worth of prizes. We had door prizes throughout the party along with discounts from our sponsors. It was a lot of fun and even I learned a lot from these other ladies as well as my readers! I introduced my
As many of you know, I recently decided to hone in on homeschooling across my site. While it did comprise most of what I wrote about before, the focus of my site wasn’t necessarily on homeschooling – it was on traditional living. I’ve been working super hard behind the scenes to get everything switched over and also revamp what exactly I have to offer my readers.