Thank you for your struggles!

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.

Is starting school a milestone?

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?

Magic Monday: Buses

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!

What is developmentally appropriate education for ages 3-7? 

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.

Homeschooling Through the Years

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.

Quick Questions: Program Order

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.

Conference Season 2019

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.

Magic Monday: Foundations & Fundamentals

Foundations & Fundamentals is the Five Senses Literature Lessons approach to teaching letters, numbers, shapes, and colors in a multi-sensory way! Thank you! Thank you to Krystal for sharing these pictures of her child trying out this new program! Writing on windows, making crafts, and exploring each concept in a variety of ways helps children…

The Joy of Found Lessons

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.