Make the most of your homeschooling efforts by employing some practical pointers from a veteran homeschool mom!
With the empty nest looming, author Traci Matt takes a look back at two decades of successes and regrets and offers field-tested ideas to help you on your home education journey. "Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling: 72 Things I Wish I’d Known" features concrete suggestions to help you:
• Discover ways to take your family’s pulse and maintain a peaceful household.
• Realize how easy it can be to sidestep the isolation trap.
• Find creative ways to maintain your own identity amid a sea of others’ needs.
• Learn the one easy habit to help avoid conflict with busy teen drivers.
• Explain to others how your children are being properly socialized.
Finally, homeschoolers have a comprehensive guide to designing a homeschool curriculum, from one of the country's foremost homeschooling experts. , Rebecca Rupp presents a structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure, Home Learning Year by Year features:The integral subjects to be covered within each grade Standards for knowledge that should be acquired by your child at each levelRecommended books to use as texts for every subjectGuidelines for the importance of each topic: which knowledge is essential and which is best for more expansive study based on your child's personal interestsSuggestions for how to sensitively approach less academic subjects, such as sex education and physical fitness
This short eBook is all about what I have learned on my homeschooling journey thus far, and why I feel it is so important to keep our focus on GOD in our homeschools. It has been an amazing journey for me and I can't wait to encourage you all with what I have learned along the way!With Matthew 6:33 as the basis, this eBook will focus on:Getting rid of physical clutter and organization tipsGetting rid of mental clutterCurriculum choicesSchedulesMeal planningLetting God lead your homeschoolAvoiding the comparison trap, and letting your homeschool be YOUR homeschoolNot letting homeschool become an idol-Keeping GOD firstIt is my desire to encourage others out there to live more simply in all areas of our lives, and this eBook focuses specifically on simplifying homeschooling.When we keep God first in our homeschools, we can have the true JOY that is meant for our families. Excerpt from "Simply Homeschool:Having Less Clutter and More Joy in Your Homeschool""I would rather be with my children sitting at Jesus’ feet, than running around trying to be busy.God has called us to raise our children and raise them up according to His Will. We can’t forget that.I truly believe that if we put the Lord first in all we do in our homeschools, He will bless us. We may worry that we are not doing things just right, or that our kids aren’t learning enough. If my children know the Lord first and foremost, I have done my job."
101 Top Picks makes it easy for home educators to select the right curriculum for each family situation and each child's learning style. Widely-recognized curriculum expert Cathy Duffy walks you through the curriculum selection process: goal setting, figuring out which educational approach to use, developing your own philosophy of education, determining your teaching style, and identifying your children's learning styles. "At-a-glance" charts highlight key features of each Top Pick selection. Scanning through the charts allows you to quickly identify products likely to be of interest. The charts are followed by extensive reviews of each of Cathy's Top Picks. This is an updated and heavily revised edition of 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum (2005).
What if you and your children could have more time pursuing your passions? As a former elementary teacher and tutor and a veteran home educator of 15 years, Tamara Chilver has discovered over 100 simple teaching tips that have dramatically shortened her children's homeschool day. These tips have also directly impacted her teaching to make it a much more effective process. Now her family is able to spend more time focusing on their passions.In Simplify Your Homeschool Day, you will learn:Practical tips that can save you hours of teaching, planning, and grading each week;Effective communication techniques that can eliminate frustration and dramatically impact your child's learning;When you should enlist help;Creative learning strategies that can be applied on the go; andHow to pursue your own passions. These time-saving tips will increase your child's enjoyment of learning by reducing the time it takes him to complete school work without decreased learning. Put some extra time back into your day right away with this Christian resource!
A planner and journal for homeschoolers and involved parents by independent author and math tutor Larry Zafran. This record book provides space for 180 days of comprehensive homeschool planner/journal entries spanning 20 subjects. They are self-explanatory and adaptable for homeschoolers or involved parents who are tracking or supplementing the education of traditional school students. The book also includes an attendance calendar, forms to document the syllabus, textbooks, and materials being used for each subject, and fields to document other pieces of information which may be requested and/or required by government or school officials. Additional printable pages from the book can be downloaded at no cost via the author’s website which also hosts a discussion forum.
A mong those who in the last twenty years have helped to spread a knowledge of the educational pnnciples of Froebel beyond the limits of his native country, Miss Elizabeth Peabody sname deserves to be specially remembered. It is mainly owing to her enthusiastic efforts that the value of the Kindergarten was early recognised in the United States, and that its first American promoters were encouraged to maintain, amid many difficulties, a standai dof real efficiency for the teachers of Froebel ssystem. Miss Peabody had long occupied herself, theoretically and pi actically, with educational subjects. Not satisfied by merely intellectual methods of instruction, and impatient othe spperficiality which was too often approved, se nia Seit lur cri-cat aim to train character, and, by a simultaneous dcv ))tn nt of childrens mental c:! (ir moral iiaiuic, (o prepare them for the iM .f life. It was not surprising that when Miy, li )1 ling such views of education, came in contact with the ideas and the work of Froebeljshe at once experienced the delight always attache Jtothe discovery that the problems exercising our own minds have been successfully solved by some one who has started from principles such as ouis, and who has cultivated the same ideal. She found that Froebel had carried into practice that very kind of training of which she had realized the immense importance, and that he had placed in a clear light truths which she had already more dimly perceived. Eager to inform herself about the new system. Miss Peabody travelled, in 1868, to Europe, on purpose to visit in Germany the Kindergartens established by Froebel, who was no longer living, and by his best pupils.(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.
Count your blessings while charting your family's homeschool journey with this gorgeous day planner from best-selling author Debra Bell. The Ultimate Homeschool Planner will help you prayerfully prioritize your family's lessons, assignments, and activities as well as academic and personal growth goals for each of your children. Includes teaching helps, record-keeping, and pages to document God's faithfulness throughout the year. Now available in two different cover styles to coordinate with the colors of your life.
Whoever said that learning about U.S. geography had to be boring must not have read The Scrambled States of America. We fell head-over-heels for Laurie Keller?s hilarious story and knew that it had the making for a great game. As with her book, we hope our game provides a fun way to enrich basic knowledge of U.S. geography. Players learn the names, capitals, nicknames, shapes and positions of the states through a myriad of visual teasers, language riddles and geography challenges. After playing, you?ll see that there?s more to the 50 States than meets the eye! HOW TO PLAY: Quick! Find a state that ends with the letter A. Now find one that borders Tennessee. Have fun learning about the United States in this madcap game of observation and quick reflexes. Collect cards by matching states to a Scramble card. Or ?Go the Distance? and find a state?s closest neighbor. Whoever scrambles to match and collect the most state cards wins. 2 to 4 Players. Playing Time: About 20 minutes