While taking some time off during the summer can provide a much-needed break, we don't abandon all of our learning activities completely. We still do math review, read every day, and write. I put together 30 creative summer writing prompts and I wanted to share them with you for inspiration! Summer Writing Prompts I created these prompts for mid-elementary but they can easily be … [Read more...] about 30 Summer Writing Prompts with Free Printable Journal
Let's face it -- kids are good at making messes. It's part of the fun of being a kid! For those of you that shudder at the thought of messes, summer can be a good time to cut loose and let the kids be kids -- outside where clean up isn't so much of an issue. I've been scouring Pinterest and my bag of tricks homeschool plans to find new preschool ideas. If the kids start to get bored of the same … [Read more...] about Simple Outdoor Preschool Activities for Summer Fun
For those of us who homeschool year-round, the summertime can be a time to try new things. Maybe things we've been putting off during our usual routine or something that might be a "between grades" type of transitional program. There are so many possibilities for relaxed summer homeschooling! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homeschool Buyers Co-op. I was compensated … [Read more...] about 10 Award-Winning Programs Free for the Summer
Money, A Blunt Instrument When it comes to homeschooling, with only one exception,....I'm a true liberal. So long as the kids' intellectual development isn't being sabotaged by TV, video games, and so-called smartphones I don't really care how they are being homeschooled. I just want them out of those wretched hoosegows! I'm supremely confident they will be far better off in many, many ways by … [Read more...] about Forget FREE, Homeschool For A Profit!
As the end of the traditional school year winds down, it's time to start thinking about clearing out curriculum that you no longer need. It feels good to purge out old material and look forward to fresh new topics for the upcoming school year. But how do you purge out the old? Is there a method to your madness? I'm sure that there are many methods, but today I'm sharing with you how I … [Read more...] about Tips for Purging Your Homeschool Curriculum at the End of the Year
In our homeschool, even though we loosely follow the traditional school calendar, we do not take the full summer off. This fall I will start my twentieth year of homeschooling and somehow I still haven't got the knack of planning and following through so that we are completely finished every subject by the time I do final grades in the first week of June. There are always a couple of subjects that … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Relaxed Summer Learning