What do sick days look like when you homeschool?

Most of us remember exactly how we spent our sick days as children. I’ve thought about how my children will remember sick days when they are adults. The way I teach them to think about their bodies now, and how I show them they are cared for, is by establishing patterns they will have as adults.

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Bed Schooling

As homeschoolers, we can and do homeschool everywhere and anywhere. Sure, we all picture homeschooling at the kitchen table, or maybe in a separate room of the house. But that is just one way to homeschool. A few years ago, I went through some health issues and I ended up inventing “Bed schooling.”

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Homeschooling for the Holidays

Are you on winter break yet? I hope so! Taking a break from normal routines helps you regroup and re-energize. Take a few weeks off during the winter. Make crafts, bake cookies, watch holiday movies and visit family. Those things are just as important as the school work we will pick up again in January. Heres why!

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10 Things Every Homeschooled Kid is Getting For Christmas

It’s Christmas shopping time! That means it’s time to re-stock the school supplies and pass them off as gifts. Homeschooling families all need to stock up on the same essentials every Christmas. We just do. Here’s my list of gift ideas for every homeschool family. Look over my list and see. Is your family getting these 10 things this year? Be honest.

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8 Tips for Homeschooling When Your Child Has Autism

Autism, or ASD, is a condition where your brain works differently. Each person with autism has a unique experience with it. However, I hope that I can offer some good ideas to make your homeschool days go better. Without further ado, my 8 tips for homeschooling when your child has Autism.

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The Educational Philosophy Behind Five Senses Literature Lessons

If you’ve been around homeschooling any length of time, you’ve seen and heard about many different styles and philosophies. Perhaps you are wondering what is the educational philosophy of  Five Senses Literature Lessons? How does it fit together with what you know about other homeschool programs and their philosophy of education? At Five Senses Literature… Read More

Why Teaching history through picture books works.

Starting with literature When I started writing the lessons that became the Orange Level curriculum, I thought that I could create lessons based on great picture books. I could have those lessons teach all the subjects! Social Studies, Science, History, Art, and Language Arts. Even Math. Along the way, I threw in lots of other… Read More