Just out, the brand new addition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. Check it out over at Corn and Oil. http://www.eduwrit.com/blog/?p=3845
I've never worried too much about grades before this year. I figured as long as my kids do the assignments and understand the gist of the lesson, then it was all good. However, with one in high school I'm having to keep track of his grades for his transcript. It has been an interesting adventure!
I was asking a friend, who has graduated two kids from homeschool, if she thing's it is legit to give my son credit for answers that he had to go back and correct. Her advice was to review
I was thinking the other day about all the different ways that learning happens. Some people think you can only learn from books and lectures and lots of written assignments. Others think that learning with a computer is the best way to go. I prefer hands on learning.We take monthly classes at a local historical site. All of the classes focus on life
Battling Negativity in Your Homeschool
Sure, homeschooling is an awesome way to educate, but it isn't always perfect! Homeschooling for the most part can be a relaxing and enjoyable time for most of the family, yet there are times when negativity for one reason or another can rule the day.
Battling this rush of negative thinking is the
Are your kids learning a foreign language? How did you decide which one they should tackle?
I had tried to teach my kids Spanish back when they were all much younger. Unfortunately, I didn't stick with it. I found Spanish to be too frustrating for myself. You see I took several semesters of French in college and my mom tells me that I was learning French when I was in Kindergarten. My mouth just wants to say the Spanish words with a French accent.
Now that my kids are