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Three Keys to Homeschooling in Kindergarten

This year, for the fourth time, I started a new student in our homeschool.  Wesley is officially in Kindergarten this year.  So, I thought I would take some time to do a post on a few of the keys that I believe are important in formal education at this age. First,...

Out With the Old and In With the New

Now that we have had our “first day of school” fun.  It’s time to get down to business:) One of the first things that we do every year is get out our notebooks or portfolios of last year’s learning and clean them out.  As the kids pull out all...

Encouraging Literacy Through Play

One of the foundational elements of our children’s education is their literacy.  If they cannot read with understanding and communicate in written form, they will have difficulty with most any business or job that they pursue. Because I believe this to be true,...

The Zoo: An Outdoor Classroom

I simply love using the zoo for enriching our homeschool experience.  It is out in the fresh air and sunshine and it is “hands-on”.  It seems that we all learn new things about God’s creation with each trip to the zoo. This year we are studying the...

Power Writing

This year, we added a writing curriculum into our schooling mix (apart from what is taught in our Language curriculum).  I waited on this so that I could take my three older kids through it together.  It seems to be working well, and cuts down on the number of times...