Tweet It was a bitterly cold, cloudy afternoon. It had been a regular homeschool day, complicated by bad news from the plumber’s visit. Kids had scattered to their rooms and all around the house. The lingering effects of a cold virus threatened to overwhelm me with self-pity. I shuffled into the kitchen to heat a […]
Homeschooling at This Lovely Place
Encouragement and practical tips for homeschooling your children, shared from 26 years of homeschooling experience and graduating seven (so far).
Tweet Back when we began homeschooling there wasn’t much available in the way of curriculum. A Beka was reluctant to provide teacher’s manuals to homeschoolers and Bob Jones was just beginning to extend a friendly hand of welcome to individual families. In our first year I attended an all-day workshop on how to teach a […]
Tweet Homeschooling with Sticky Notes by Charlotte Siems Let’s talk sticky notes, one of the joys of visiting an office supply store. These removable wonders come in all shapes and sizes—stars, circles, squares and more. And the colors! We’re no longer limited to pastels (although I actually prefer pastels or light neon colors for most […]
Tweet As a jumbo-sized family living in a regular-sized house, our school at home has always happened here, there and almost everywhere. We’ve never been much for gathering around the kitchen table for anything besides meals, so we’ve seldom done lessons at the table together. Usually someone chooses the kitchen table as “their spot” to […]
Tweet Some of Our Favorite Books to Read Aloud by Charlotte Siems Reading aloud is one of my favorite parts of family life. We’ve made many a good memory curled up together with a great book, even while being interrupted by noisy toddlers and diaper changes. There have been times when my children stared at […]