Homeschooling, Reviews

The Power of Teaching Sight Words

I’ve talked about it in the past, but with a new homeschool year in full swing, I just gotta re-emphasize the power of teaching sight words. I have spent a lot of time Googling the various lists of sight words, and even came up with my own resource that models after my IR3 method… but… Continue reading The Power of Teaching Sight Words

Family, Homeschooling

Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?

Believe it or not, there are people who actually question if learning a foreign language is really worth it. It's actually not a bad question to ask. When we get comfortable in our immediate environment and used to the culture, why would you learn a foreign language? I believe that it is beneficial to learn… Continue reading Is Learning a Foreign Language Really Worth It?

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4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide

Over the years, our family has made a point to spend our summers engaged in vacations, camps, and light school work to prevent the infamous Summer Slide.  As a former overnight Camp Director, I would find the best camps for my children to ensure they walked away with amazing memories and experiences. Three years ago,… Continue reading 4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide

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Summer Planning: How to Over Plan + Go With the Flow

I live in the far north and I LOVE summer! I love the heat and the flowers, bare feet, salads and long walks, fireflies and a different schedule that often includes bonfires, camps, long car trips, gardening, swimming, painting rocks, drawing, gathering feathers, turtle shells, and other naturally found doodads. Summer is also the time… Continue reading Summer Planning: How to Over Plan + Go With the Flow

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Is It Time to Start Planning? How to Get Your Children (and Yourself) Motivated for the New Homeschool Year

How do you get your children motivated to go back to school? Because we school around the Holy Days we have a very short break this summer between the close of the year and the start of the next one and I know for sure that none of us will be ready to go back… Continue reading Is It Time to Start Planning? How to Get Your Children (and Yourself) Motivated for the New Homeschool Year