My husband and I decided to home educate long before we even had our boys. In the meantime, I was an active Florida Licensed Educator in the public school system. When our boys arrived I immediately began “schooling” them with flashcards, math concepts, music, art, educational DVDs, Spanish, bike rides, … read more
Lifestyle of Learning… What it Means for One Family
How does one explain a ‘lifestyle of learning’ within the realm of homeschooling? The concept is hard to put into exact words. After searching for a way to describe it most succinctly I found this description:
“Home Education is a lifestyle. Learning does not begin at 8.30a.m. and conclude at … read more
I have a confession to make, when I first started homeschooling I had this picture in my head of how our days would go. I’d wake up early in the morning, have time to read my bible and exercise, cook a nutritious breakfast, wake up my happy kids, and the … read more
Get out the popcorn; it’s time for today’s history/language arts/science lesson.
Movies and all forms of visual media can provide a depth to your lesson plans and make life easier and more fun. This is the guilt free way to broaden your children’s view of the world and to gain … read more
You expect me to keep up with records from another school? Surely you jest!
Technically, dual enrollment is when a student is attending more than one school at the same time. Your child could be attending the gifted program at your local school, or attending music classes at the high … read more
When you don’t want to do what you do anymore?
The excitement of starting a new school year is over. The holidays have passed. And now a long stretch of the same old, same olds looms before you. That does it. The whining, complaining, griping and grumbling begin in earnest, … read more
After spending three years homeschooling her own children, and eleven years teaching in a middle school classroom, Brandy believes “homeschooling is just as much a learning experience for the adults as it is for the children! I have learned SO much about myself, my kids, and homeschooling in general.”
Here … read more
Raising and educating a gifted child is a great blessing as much as a challenge. Any given day you can bounce from deeply intense scientific questions about life to a meltdown about sharing with his sibling. Or you will be amazed at the mathematic reach that goes years beyond his … read more
What started as a homeschool community service project has changed the lives of one young girl and many animals in need in Sumter County!
In early January 2010 Lisa Ratliff suggested to her daughter Addie (then 8 years old) that they find a community service project that could supplement their … read more
You go to sleep the night before your first day as a homeschool teacher with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head. Well, okay, not sugarplums, but you are dreaming of how well you hope your day will go. You just know that little Johnny is going to love the … read more