Individualized Educational Plans work well in any school. Homeschooling provides the best setting for individualized instruction. Every child is unique, so the education of every child should follow the personality and strengths of the child.
My daughter wearing her unicorn robe. I have had to adopt my teaching style to accommodate her playful nature.
In this Facebook Live event, I talk about how to do it. We break it down into Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic – the 3 Rs. An IEP does not have to be too formal, as long as you understand what you are doing. Continue reading »
How can homeschool dads help and contribute to the overall homeschool? I spend about 15 minutes talking about this very important subject.
My husband working with our son on a project
Just as dads help with the pregnancy and the birth of the child, they can also help with educating them at home. We are assuming that dads are working full-time as the main bread winners, of course. I do know some couples who have reversed this order of things, simply because the wife is a medical doctor. Continue reading »
We started a new year, you say? Huh! What do you know? 2021 has arrived. Just kidding. To wake up those who have been living under a rock, we kicked off the new year with a Facebook Live Event on goal setting, productivity, and motivation.
Wishing you a happy new year
I presented five books which have impacted my level of productivity. You can find so many books to get in the groove. I just grabbed five titles from my shelf because they have helped me. Continue reading »
Your homeschool must provide your students with service opportunities. Yes, strong academics are vital. Manual labor also helps students learn specific skills and, more importantly, work skills. But service keeps students balanced. Life is more than the accumulation of skills that can be exchanged for a profit in the future. Giving back rounds up the character and keeps students humble.
By following regulations, we serve our fellow men and wild life.
In this Facebook Live event, I talked about why we need service opportunities for our students. It goes back to the Moore Formula: service time + manual labor time = academics time. The time you spend learning subjects equals the sum of the time spent in manual labor and the time spent in service. Continue reading »
Yesterday, we talked about connecting with others as you homeschool. The question about socialization will stay with us forever. Even though homeschooling has grown in numbers, some people remain ignorant and/or skeptical. Therefore, you need to be prepared to answer that question. Presenting your schedule with grace will help. Hopefully they will leave you alone after that.
Our children learning to socialize during tae kwon do practice.
In this talk, I present many ways to socialize your homeschooled children. In no particular order, here is the list:
Last week, I talked to you about building confidence during my weekly Facebook Live event. For your information, these events happen every Sunday at 3pm EST on Homeschool Ways, the Facebook page of the blog.
Building confidence is a slow process, like the walk of a turtle.
Building confidence takes a bit of time and effort, depending on how much confidence you begin with. Then, you have to keep checking your level of confidence as the months go by and your confidence wears off in the trenches of homeschooling. Continue reading »
Writing with Skill is a writing curriculum for grades 6-10, which follows Writing with Ease. I broadcasted a Facebook Live event about this curriculum because we use it and find it very good. Last week, I reviewed Writing with Ease.
Writing with Skill, level 1
These Facebook Live events happen every Sunday at 4pm, EST. I try to keep them under 15 minutes, because I know homeschool parents are super busy, even on a Sunday afternoon. If you cannot make it to the live events, the recording will get posted to the blog and to the Facebook page. Continue reading »
Writing with Ease is a writing curriculum for grades 1-4. You can use it with great flexibility. If your child is still learning how to form letters in first grade, you can start Writing with Ease in second grade.
Writing with Ease, level 1
You can get all four volumes, but even the curriculum author will tell you the fourth volume is not necessary. By the time you have gone through the first three volumes, your child will be ready for the Logic Stage. As such, you can move into Writing with Skill. I will cover Writing with Skill in a different post. Continue reading »
Our first Facebook Live event just happened today. You can watch it below or on our Facebook page. The topic was Story of the World, the history curriculum for elementary students. In 10 minutes, I explain what this curriculum consists of and how to use it twice – once with grades 1-4, then with grades 5-8.
Orthodontist visit – field trip on the first day of school
The beauty of live video is that things can go wrong. When I heard a cat meowing, I thought our two cats were fighting, so I went to ask one of the kids to separate them. It turns out, they were not fighting. One of them was outside. The other one was meowing at my daughter’s bedroom door, asking her to open it. Epic. Continue reading »