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Presidents Day Activities for Kids

Presidents Day Activities for Kids

Today, we celebrate President’s Day. Some of you may have taken the day off. If that’s the case, you can enjoy one of these Presidents Day activities for kids later this week. Last year, Ashley was teaching first grade to at-risk kids. I volunteered at her school and plan a reading, writing & art activity. … Continue Reading

Super Bowl Activities – {FREE Printables & Activity Guide}

Super Bowl Activities – {FREE Printables & Activity Guide}

It’s Super Bowl Week – why not have some fun in your homeschool. Your kids will love you for it! So, you’re not a sports fan.  That’s OK, you probably have someone in your house that does enjoy sports…and it’s probably your son. Often, boys do not like school or homeschool. Why not take a… Continue Reading

The Best Topic to Teach Writing

The Best Topic to Teach Writing

Last week I shared a writing tip you could use to teach writing in your homeschool. Since that time I was once again reminded how important it is to let your children have some ownership over their writing topics. Let me share my story…. Hunter was 12 and working on the IEW Student Writing Intensive… Continue Reading

Motivating Your Children – How to Teach Writing

Motivating Your Children – How to Teach Writing

Do you have children that complain about writing assignments? A few summers ago, I discovered (again) that giving my children a purpose for writing increases their motivation and willingness to fulfill their assignments.  It is also a fantastic way to teach the process of writing format through publishing. Many years ago, all three of my… Continue Reading

How to Create Homeschool Unit Studies

How to Create Homeschool Unit Studies

I think the best way to explain homeschool unit studies is to share how I create them.  First, let’s start with what a unit study is.  Basically, it is a thematic study of a topic that integrates all the subject areas you normally teach in your homeschool. How Can You Create Homeschool Unit Studies For… Continue Reading

Getting Off the Conveyor Belt in High School Homeschool {Question of the Day}

Getting Off the Conveyor Belt in High School Homeschool {Question of the Day}

What if children are in high school homeschool when wanting to get off the conveyor belt and aren’t too interested in reading? Where do you start and what should you require? This question is in response to my comments on Start School Right webinar where I discuss hopping off the public school conveyor belt to… Continue Reading

How to Improve Your Day-to-Day Homeschooling Programs

How to Improve Your Day-to-Day Homeschooling Programs

Are you wondering how to revamp or improve what you’ve been doing in your day-to-day schooling? Do you want or NEED shorter days, a richer learning environment, or just more freedom to “school” without all the busywork? Would you like to see a greater spark in your child’s eye? Watch this video how to do… Continue Reading

6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

6 Types of Notebooks { Homeschool Notebooking Pages }

Notebooks are an integral part of the Biblical Principle approach. So, let’s talk about some different kinds of  homeschool notebooks and homeschool notebooking pages. Bible Notebooks What about a Bible Notebook? How would you start a Bible Notebook? Start at the beginning. If your kids are little, find a good storybook of Bible stories. Let… Continue Reading

How to Use Reading Journals to Help Teach Writing

How to Use Reading Journals to Help Teach Writing

Why should you use reading journals with your students? Personally, I believe reading journals are an excellent way to have your students interact with their readings and improve their writing at the same time.  Whether your kids are six or sixteen they can write about what they read and begin their journal writing programs.  Let… Continue Reading

How to Write an Essay

How to Write an Essay

A few years ago I reviewed an excellent resource to teach your kids how to write an essay. I thought you might like to watch my video review to see if it’s a good fit for your family. If you’d like to know more about how to write an essay with IEW Elegant Essay, click… Continue Reading