Don’t Forget Financial Fitness

Sometimes we can get so caught up in academics that we forget to teach our kids important life skills. Now, I'm not talking about basic life skills, like brushing your teeth or doing household chores. I'm talking about things like money management. Do your children know what it takes to create a budget? Do they … Continue reading Don’t Forget Financial Fitness

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70 Class Ideas for Groups

My kids have enjoyed some wonderful classes with our homeschool co-op. Our group tends to concentrate on offering classes that require kids to work together, something not easily done at home with just one family, and classes that might not typically be taught in a homeschool. This is one of the reasons why I love … Continue reading 70 Class Ideas for Groups

Combining Geography and Art

Combining geography and art can be an interesting way to teach two subjects at once. I recently did this with a group of children in kindergarten through third grade. The primary inspiration for this class was Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World by MaryAnn F. Kohl. In this book, the author presents … Continue reading Combining Geography and Art