Facing New Challenges

Even though we have been homeschooling for twelve years, this school-year began with some new challenges. Our homeschool cooperative was faced with a level of adversity that it had never before experienced. We have been blessed to be part of this group for a very long time, nearly a decade. In that time, my children … Continue reading Facing New Challenges

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

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