As my oldest child starts their first college class, I’m feeling stressed. Some teenagers seem to run towards adulthood, college, driving, and jobs with zest. Not my child. Yes, they want to take the class, but still, I am worried.
Life is full of milestones, walking, talking, even getting married. We don’t do those at the exact same age, so why do we start school at the same age? Should we rethink educational milestones?
Look at this happy guy! Michelle’s kids have been using our Wonderful World curriculum and having a great time with it! While the lesson topic of “buses” might sound silly to an adult, for a kid, buses are amazing!
Developmentally appropriate education is when a curriculum is designed to match what children are biologically—physically, mentally and emotionally—ready to learn. It meets children where they are, gives them plenty of play opportunities, and helps them grow and develop.
I’m going to take a moment to give you a snapshot of what homeschooling was like at different points over the years. Because if you are just starting homeschooling, you wonder how to do it. I’m going to give you a peek behind the curtain of how it worked in my life.
Do I need to do all of Five Senses Literature Lessons programs in order? Today I answer this common question about our Color-Coded levels.
In 2016 “No child left behind” was replaced with “Race to the Top” as the government answer to education in the United States. The program sucks. Let me tell you why.
As I wrap up my conferences for 2019, I’m reflecting on this new thing I’m doing. Before starting 5SLL, I had attended homeschool conferences and conventions of all different sizes. This was my first year as a vendor and speaker.
One of my favorite parts of homeschooling is when we randomly stumble into a lesson. I like the joy of learning about something that was not part of the lesson plans and the wonder it creates for my kids. Found lessons involve taking a risk, setting aside plans and learning what life has brought into your day.