Suzie's Home Education Ideas: 8 Ideas for learning about the Human Body Over the last few years, my children have been learning about the human body and how it works. Questions such as, "How does the food get into my tummy?" and "Where does vomit come from?" have all lead to discussions about our body and how it works. K-W-L Creator Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson Using the Check and Line Method to Enhance Reading Comprehension Do your students skim assigned text material without even engaging their brains? Reaping a Harvest...Raising My Three Sons: Homeschooling High School: Dual Enrollment Options at Christian Colleges & Universities A few months ago, when I realized that Ben's sophomore year was halfway over (aack!), I started searching ot dual enrollment programs in which we might participate. Honestly, I was specifically searching out Christian colleges, because I want that bit of worldview in his courses while he is still under my roof.
Brain Games - Fun Games That Train Your Mind What can you do to help your brain stay sharp? A lot! These five steps may help keep our minds limber and healthy! 1. Break out of your routine: Take on new challenges; take a different route home, travel, and experiment! Switching up elements of your routine exercises the brain, and may help keep it fresh and sprightly. 5. LBC Grade Five Teaching Guide and CD (Print) - Living Books Curriculum Grade Five Teaching Guide and Resource CD-214-page guide which includes the week-by-week guide, and term-by-term overview, notes, helps and maps. The CD contains a full year of picture study, articles, a printable planner, e-text of Pilgrim’s Progress and many more educational materials, maps, and templates. Christian studies—Scripture, Pilgrim’s Progress, Heroes of the Faith studies, such as Blaise Pascal, George Fredric Handel, and practical Christian service (according to CM guidelines). Language Arts—storytelling, folk literature, grammar and language use. Dictation recitation and copywork are taken from readings in history and science.
Kids' Club Skip to main content NASA Kids Club › Text Only Site Space Racers Watch. Play. HomeSchool Association of CaliforniaImmunizations California Senate Bill 277 Potential Impact on Homeschoolers SB 277 would require that children admitted to a school or certain other institutions be fully vaccinated on schedule in accordance with Health and Safety Code Section 120355. This applies to pupils of "...any public or private elementary or secondary school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center." It removes the "personal beliefs" exemption and, therefore, the only exception will be for medical reasons as specified by a physician. While several lawmakers have made public statements to the effect that parents can "either vaccinate or homeschool," based on the way that the law is currently written, this is simply not true. If SB277 passes as written, there will be no non-medically based exemptions for mandatory immunization of school aged children (ages 6 and up) in California at all, homeschoolers included, other than those using the private tutoring option.
Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered. Check it out at " --Shannon Jakeman , sjakeman.blogspot.com Home of free rubric tools: RCampus Welcome to iRubric iRubric is a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool. Designed from the ground up, iRubric supports a variety of applications in an easy-to-use package.
Archipelago: Defining Charlotte Mason I wrote in a previous post about trying to come up with a definition of the Charlotte Mason method by boiling it down to its principle components, and then wording those components without using any CM lingo so that even someone who never heard of CM would be able to understand it. This is what I came up with: A Charlotte Mason education is distinct at its very core because it respects that the child is an individual made in the image of God, and he has a right to know and experience a variety of things, not for the purpose of making him suitable for some future employment, but simply because he is a Person, and is therefore entitled to a full life that includes knowing about everything that is good that the world has to offer that might help him to reach the potential that God designed him for. Training the child to maintain focused attention allows lessons to be kept short enough to keep his mind fresh and alert and still leave much of the day free to pursue his personal interests.
12 Must Follow Facebook Pages for Homeschooling Middle School Something we really like about being part of the “online world” is all of the support, encouragement, and ideas we have found from other homeschool moms. As our children were moving into the middle school years, however, we noticed there were fewer “go-to” sites for information about homeschooling middle school. Not to worry, we have found some amazing homeschool bloggers who regularly fill our days with humor, learning ideas, resources, and suggestions for “keeping it real”. If you are like me and enjoy getting your daily dose of inspiration by scrolling though your Facebook feed then you might be interested in following and “Liking” a few new Pages too. I’m happy to share 12 must follow Facebook pages for my fellow moms who are homeschooling middle school!
homeschool freebie of the day: : Page 6 From prolific homeschool writer Alicia Bayer’s Magical Childhood site, here’s a downloadable American history board game you can print and play! Your kids can go back to 1848 and experience their own journey “around the horn” from New York to San Francisco – and learn a lot about this part of our history in the process. From the description: “When gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California in 1848, it set off the great Gold Rush. While many people went overland across the country, many others chose to go “around the horn”.
Spotlights Archive - KIDS DISCOVER Economics Think about all the different things people do for work and money all around the world. Think about all the things that people are buying and ... Read more