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

5 Tips for New Homeschool Parents

Welcome to the ranks! You are joining a wonderful club of people who have chosen to take upon themselves to provide for their child’s education. This club is diverse. How and why every family homeschools are different, but there are some universal tips I want to give you to make your homeschool journey easier.

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What Kindergarten Should Be

When kindergarten was invented in Germany, over 100 years ago, with tons of purposeful play with toys, songs, and games. The idea traveled to America, where “educational reform” changed it over and over again. Developmentally appropriate kindergarten has all but disappeared and our children are paying the price.

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10 Tips for the Homeschoool Mom with ADHD

I previously wrote about discovering that I have ADHD. My brain doesn’t work the same way that “normal” brains do. As a mom with ADHD, I wanted to take a minute to share some things I’ve learned over the years. 

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