I hear moms talking about being part of a homeschool co-op. What exactly is a co-op? At its simplest, a homeschool co-op is two or more families that have decided to learn something together. It can be simple or complex, long (the school year) or short (a few weeks) and can cover any subject you'd like to study. To show you some practical examples, I'll share about three co-ops my family … [Read more...] about What is a Homeschool Co – op?
Pinterest is a go-to resource for me. For many subjects, my lesson plans regularly include Pinterest. Why? With Pinterest, I don't have to create everything myself. Content is added constantly, which means there are always fresh, new pins to check out. All I have to do is search for a subject I want to supplement and I immediately have a multitude of ideas to choose from. Interactive … [Read more...] about Why My Lesson Plans Regularly Include Pinterest
For many families a traditional approach to learning includes various text or workbooks covering subjects such as math, language arts, history, science, art, etc. Students progress through a series of lessons to build understanding and mastery of each subject. Typically these subjects are studied independently of each other and the topics covered within each subject are different based on the … [Read more...] about What is a Unit Study?
We have some adventurous friends who claim "the world in our classroom!" Many families, groups and schools plan interesting field trips every year to museums, historical monuments, parks, etc. Although there are obvious lessons to be learned about sea life at an aquarium, for example, there are several other valuable benefits to planning field trips and taking your family’s learning on the … [Read more...] about 5 Added Benefits of Field Trips
One subject that kids love to learn about, especially when it is studied in an interactive way, is history. By doing a quick search, you will quickly realize there are many ways to approach history, especially for those who homeschool. You have choices regarding what materials you’ll use, when you’ll cover various time periods and even how hands-on you'll be. As the one who is responsible for … [Read more...] about A Timeline of History Made Easy With Timeline Figures
Bok Tower Gardens is a National Historic Landmark located in Lake Wales, Florida. It is one of the natural beauties of Polk County; a place that everyone should visit. It took us a few years after moving to Florida to finally make our way to Bok Tower to visit. One of my homeschooling friends set up a field trip, so the girls and I finally took the time to visit this beautiful sites. I have … [Read more...] about Five Reasons to Visit Bok Tower Gardens