Tag: homeschool

Science and the Bible: Part 1 Teaching the States of Matter from a Christian Perspective

Science and the Bible: Part 1 Teaching the States of Matter from a Christian Perspective

Co-op is starting again and I’m really enjoying planning science lessons.  I decided to start at the beginning with the creation of matter.   Continue reading “Science and the Bible: Part 1 Teaching the States of Matter from a Christian Perspective”

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Homeschooling and the Olympics

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Our family loves to watch the Olympics.  We watch more TV when they are on than at any other time.  When they started last week I hadn’t really thought about how they would fit into our schedule.  We do not have cable, so we watch every evening from 6:30 to 11:00 (9:30 for Sparkle Girl).  This throws off bedtime, which throws off the rest of our schedule. So our school schedule has been turned on its head.  I decided to embrace it.  We are taking time off from our books and doing an Olympics unit. Continue reading “Homeschooling and the Olympics”

Things That Help School Go Smoothly Part 3: Staying Active

Things That Help School Go Smoothly Part 3: Staying Active

Disclaimer: there is a great deal that I don’t know. I do know that every family is different and that the things that help my family are not universal. Hopefully this series will be a blessing for some. Any links to amazon are affiliate links.

My kids are extremely active. Wildcat has been that way since the womb, sitting still for school would make him miserable. So, we don’t do that. Continue reading “Things That Help School Go Smoothly Part 3: Staying Active”

Things That Help School Go Smoothly: Part 2 Having a Set End Time

 

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Disclaimer: there is a great deal that I don’t know. I do know that every family is different and that the things that help my family are not universal. Hopefully this series will be a blessing for some. Any links to amazon are affiliate links.

One of the greatest blessings of homeschooling is that the actual schoolwork takes so much less time than public/private/charter schools.   Continue reading “Things That Help School Go Smoothly: Part 2 Having a Set End Time”

Things that Help School Go Smoothly: Part 1 Having a School Soundtrack

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Disclaimer: there is a great deal that I don’t know. I do know that every family is different and that the things that help my family are not universal. Hopefully this series will be a blessing for some. Any links to amazon are affiliate links.

Last year was the first year I homeschooled more than one child. Wildcat was doing 2nd grade, and Sparkle Girl was in Pre-K. Talking, arguing, whining, and making random noises to distract each other quickly became a huge problem. Music seemed to be a great solution. However, determining what music turned out to be very challenging. Continue reading “Things that Help School Go Smoothly: Part 1 Having a School Soundtrack”