Halloween and the Homeschool

Halloween and the Homeschool

Festivals are a great time to sneak in extra learning and skills to your homeschool students in an enjoyable and stress free manner. Spooky Tree and Decor While trees may be traditionally associated with Christmas, a number of people do use spooky barks along with the Jack-o-lanterns as decor. Using chalk to draw spider’s webs… Read More

Gift Ideas for Homeschoolers

I’ve gotten a flood of emails from desperate parents begging me for great science gift ideas for their budding young scientists. My first thought was: “Aurora in a Box!” (I mean, wouldn’t that be cool to have me pop out of a box and play with your kids all day?). I’ll have to work on… Read More

Reducing Screen Time for Homeschoolers

Reducing Screen Time for Homeschoolers

It’s just so easy to have the homeschool students find out the right answers, to the hundreds of questions that they have, online. It saves the homeschool teacher the time and effort to get the information and make it available to them in an interesting manner. Yet, the more the children begin to depend on… Read More

Hobbies for Homeschoolers

Hobbies for Homeschoolers

A hobby is an activity that the homeschool student can indulge in when they want to relax. It helps keep them gainfully occupied, instead of running to the homeschool teacher saying that they are bored. Benefits of having a hobby include being stress free, learning new skills that you enjoy, and being productive as you… Read More

Getting Organized to Homeschool

Getting Organized to Homeschool

There is more to teaching a homeschool class than simply reading the textbooks and doing the corresponding worksheets. Your homeschool students will keep you actively involved in every aspect of their learning. As a homeshool teacher, it will help you stay on top of things if you have a well organized schedule for the academic… Read More

The Homeschool Advantage for Class Participation

The Homeschool Advantage for Class Participation

Having a number of children in the same classroom can divide the attention of a teacher. The more experienced the teacher, the better they can handle larger numbers. However in the homeschool set up the teacher to student ratio is much smaller. Enabling the even somewhat inexperienced homeschool teacher to give complete attention to the… Read More