Are you new to homeschooling? Or maybe you are just exploring your options for homeschooling and you came across the words “unit study” and wondered what that was. Let me give you an explanation.
For those of you that are a few weeks into your homeschool journey this year, I want to share a thought a friend of mine told me a few years ago.
Over the years of our homeschooling journey, I have worked both from home and outside the home. It is a balancing act, and I don’t always feel like I am succeeding. But as so many parents are now struggling with the reality of needing to do both, I thought I’d share what I know about how to make this work.
We make tons of lists of things we are going to teach our homeschooled children. Everything from reading and algebra to cooking and cleaning is on those lists. We want our kids to learn so much. Here is a list of things they probably don’t need to learn this year.
Are you about to step into the world of homeschooling, but you fear leaving behind your child’s IEP? Often, an IEP is hard-won ground that helps your child function in school.
This spring, as schools shut down or went virtual, many of those IEPs were ignored like wrapping paper the day after Christmas.
Homeschooling your child actually takes several levels of planning for success. It isn’t enough to just read ahead in your teacher’s guide. There are many things to coordinate. Let me walk you through how to successfully plan each week of your school year.
Teaching teens and tweens about what life is like for other people is one of the best ways to help them develop empathy and an understanding of justice. Using this approach I have built a short unit study around a great graphic novel, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.
If you ask homeschooling friends what to do for homeschooling kindergarten, you may feel you have only two options: An academic year full of curriculum, or unschooling. There is at least one more choice: Developmental kindergarten.
Recently, I had a chance to interview Sarah Collins, OTR of Collins Academy Therapy Services. Sarah is a homeschooling Occupational Therapist and she offers a unique form of help for homeschooling families who have kids with learning challenges, special needs, or those who just want some special guidance.
As our Quarantine drags on, how are you holding up? As a homeschooler, it took some time for me to start to really feel the difference. I didn’t mind staying home with my kids, I knew how to do that already. But honestly, it isn’t a banner year for us either.