Apologia Science, Homeschooling

Apologia Science Audio Books

We all know that homeschooling is harder on some days than on others. When tears are flowing and the kids are slow as molasses, just getting through the three R’s can be a huge feat. We find ourselves letting everything else slide—you know, like science and history, or art and literature. It’s okay. It happens… Continue reading Apologia Science Audio Books

Apologia Science

Elementary Science

The philosophy behind my elementary science series was born out of my early experiences with science and God's amazing creation. Here's how it all began.  My father was a geologist who owned an oil company. When I was a child, he would take my brothers and me to the lease. I was always fascinated by… Continue reading Elementary Science

Homeschooling

How to Homeschool Part 2: Homeschool Methods

There are various homeschool methods and philosophies people use when educating their children. Some choose one and follow it all the way through, while others mix and match depending on what they want to accomplish. Still, some homeschoolers begin with one then change their methodologies as the years wear on and they begin to understand… Continue reading How to Homeschool Part 2: Homeschool Methods

Homeschooling

How to Homeschool Part 1: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Homeschool

The thought of homeschooling can seem overwhelming at first. But like everything, if you take it one day at a time, you’ll find the reward far outweighs the sacrifice. In fact, you’ll discover homeschooling was not a sacrifice at all, but an investment. An investment in your family, your children’s character, and your life.   Is it… Continue reading How to Homeschool Part 1: Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Homeschool

Charlotte Mason

Spelling Solution

Some people leave the womb with a natural inclination toward spelling. For others, spelling is a lifelong struggle. I'm in the second category. So is one of my children. After years of searching for the perfect spelling solution that would finally enable my son to master the most basic words, I fell upon a set… Continue reading Spelling Solution

Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

Homeschool Methodologies

There are several philosophies and methodologies that homeschoolers use when educating their children. Some people choose one and follow it all the way through, others mix and match depending on what they want to accomplish, still others begin with one then change their methodologies as the years wear on and they begin to understand more… Continue reading Homeschool Methodologies

Charlotte Mason, Homeschooling

The Truth about Spelling

Over the years, I’ve shared my story at conferences and workshops about how God led me to teach my son to spell. As a result, I've received many queries about the program that I used. In essence, I did not use a program, but a procedure. I want to share it with you in the… Continue reading The Truth about Spelling

Charlotte Mason

Laying a Foundation

Laying a foundation of character is essential if you are to successfully move your child from dependence upon you as the teacher to independence and self learning.      Obviously, children that are not yet reading need a lot of supervision. The same is true when teaching elementary students new concepts. In addition, when a… Continue reading Laying a Foundation

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Self Learning in the Homeschool

As the idea of self learning in the homeschool began to take hold, I was asked to share some practical tips on how to move your children into a self learning lifestyle. Let me begin by saying I feel the biggest problem we find in government and private schools is that the students are taught to… Continue reading Self Learning in the Homeschool