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SOMETHING BETTER THAN LIVING BOOKS

SOMETHING BETTER THAN LIVING BOOKS

Most homeschoolers have a deep love and respect for living books. We appreciate quality resources and tools for our classrooms. However, I have stumbled upon something that is even better than living books or amazing classroom resources…you too have taken advantage of...
An Unusual Place for Learning

An Unusual Place for Learning

I discovered a surprising place for my kids to practice skills that are hard for homeschoolers to tackle. Are you ready for this? The state park. No, I am not talking about lessons in nature, wildlife, trailblazing or other outdoorsy type things that are often learned...
Book Review: Mindset by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Book Review: Mindset by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

If you have the time to spend a few minutes reading something other than read-alouds to your kids, I suggest grabbing a copy of Dweck’s book entitled MIndset. Mindset is a fast read that parents and educators will find helpful for how they interact with their...
Favorite Activities for My Wiggly Four Year Old

Favorite Activities for My Wiggly Four Year Old

When I say wiggly, I mean super-wiggly. My son is rather active and is always ready to play a game, do something silly, or tackle you. I plan on starting him with an actual preschool day next fall, but I have also noticed that he has begun to show interest in small...
FRESH YEAR, FRESH GOALS

FRESH YEAR, FRESH GOALS

Along with the New Year, everyone seems to take inventory of their life. As a homeschool mom, this is a good habit for me to employ for my school day. We are mid-year in terms of our academic calendar and I have enough information to gauge where we are as it pertains...
UDL Makes Every Week “School Choice Week”

UDL Makes Every Week “School Choice Week”

UDL Allows YOU to Choose the Curriculum United Digital Learning (UDL) believes YOU have a choice when it comes to educating your children. UDL offers TEN premium online learning programs so you can choose the best fit for your student in grades K-12. Our affordable...
What I Liked about Plato: A Homeschool Point of View

What I Liked about Plato: A Homeschool Point of View

Plato is an online curriculum created by a company called Edmentum and Plato was my choice when we decided to homeschool our two sixth grade boys for a semester last year. I want to tell you what I liked about Plato but before I do so, I must disclose that I work for...
The Curse of the Pink Tape

The Curse of the Pink Tape

I discovered the pink tape while slowly perusing the juvenile literature section of the library. I had forgotten my booklist, so I was hoping one of the books I needed would just jump out at my eyes run across the spines. When I had to turn the corner in the shelving,...