Homeschooling

Mo Willem’s Because: A Serendipodous Symphony During a Homeschool Journey

“Little things can have a big effect.” This past weekend my son and I attended the National Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “Because”, a symphony of serendipity. “Because Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence MO WILLEMS wrote a powerful story of how chance, discovery, and persistence changed the life of a young girl, he needed an illustrator …

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Family Technology Contract

Technology and Family Media Contracts

Technology is an issue that parents have faced for decades. Before smart phones and social media were console games and TVs. Before TVs were radios. The technology battle hasn’t changed, it has simply become more complex, leaving parents to deal with monitoring a multitude of technology forms. From eyes glued to smartphones all day to …

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Board Games to Gift This Holiday Season

The Best Board Games To Gift This Holiday Season: Our Top Picks for Elementary Students

This year, for our 2nd/3rd grade learning, I want to incorporate more board games to go with the topics we are learning. I started our gameschooling year by compiling an Amazon list of board games to gift this holiday season for family to use when choosing birthday and winter holiday gifts. Some subjects were easier …

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Homeschooling During The pandemic

Considering Homeschooling During The Pandemic? These Tips Will Help You Get Started.

Now, more than ever, families are looking at home learning as a viable option for their child(ren). Are you considering joining the ranks of homeschooling families this year? Several families who have reached out to me are still on the fence about their decision and questioning how they are going to make it all work …

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Create Your Home Learning Road Map

WHAT IS HOME LEARNING? The term homeschool implies the recreation of school at home, where a parent or caregiver copies the school setting and instructional model with a set curriculum, assignments, tests, assessments, and more. While homeschooling seems to be the “mainstream” catch-all phrase for a variety of non traditional learning  environments, it doesn’t adequately …

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How To Make Homeschooling Fun For Kids

How to Make Homeschooling Fun For Kids: 8 Ideas to Get you Playing

Traditionally schooled children often say they don’t like school but you might not hear your children make that statement if you homeschool. Home based learning has many benefits over public school. Besides being able to attend school in his or her pajamas, your child will have much more freedom to learn than his or her …

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