Homeschool Lesson Plan – A Unique & Intuitive Approach – Elementary Years

When I was a school girl and I returned home in the afternoon, my mom had the house tidied up, a plan for dinner and sometimes laundry was still drying in the Yakima, Washington sunshine. I envisioned something similar to occur with my own family. Then it dawned on me, my mom had eight uninterruptedContinue reading “Homeschool Lesson Plan – A Unique & Intuitive Approach – Elementary Years”

Vintage Textbooks for Homeschool High School

I’m a “Keep-it-Simple” type of homeschool mom, and the curriculum choices I’ve made reflect such a practice. My nostalgic side fancied the idea of the kids using textbooks once used by students in the 1948 on thru to 1968. In my thinking, the information contained in these tag-sale treasures has remained unchanged since the historicalContinue reading “Vintage Textbooks for Homeschool High School”

Begin Plans for Homeschool High School in the 4th-Grade

One day in the “Mom’s Room” at Homeschool Co-op, the topic of high school came up. A couple of the women had children who’d reached that educational plateau.  Honestly, since my children were in the elementary level, I hardly gave the topic a second thought. I had other pressing things to think about … likeContinue reading “Begin Plans for Homeschool High School in the 4th-Grade”

Making A Learning-to-Read Homeschool Board Game

When my children were in the early stages of learning-to-read, I observed, they had an amazing memory. They were able to “read” from their early reader book, perfectly. Actually, they were reading the picture that accompanied the text.  I soon caught on and asked them to read the same word in an unfamiliar story, theirContinue reading Making A Learning-to-Read Homeschool Board Game

Teach Your Child How to Read – A Simple Lesson Idea

You can begin to teach your child how to read … right now … perhaps while you’re awaiting the arrival of curriculum. Or perhaps you, like what would occur with me, are tired of the curriculum you’re using and simply need a brief break. So, why not teach your child how to read using somethingContinue reading “Teach Your Child How to Read – A Simple Lesson Idea”

Homeschool Lesson Planning & Spring Planting

I Garden the Way I Homeschool & I Homeschool the Way I Garden Parallels between homeschooling and gardening Twenty-three years of experience has taught me to look ahead and write the homeschool lesson plan for the coming year in the spring.  I realize it is the time of year when the current lesson plan goalsContinue reading “Homeschool Lesson Planning & Spring Planting”

The Intuitive Homeschool Method

Intuitive best describes the type of homeschooling method I use. Albeit, in the beginning I wouldn’t have used that particular discriptive word. Rather, I was deliberate and fairly consistent. Our style of homeschooling reflects our family’s lifestyle. Purposeful, slow paced, God centered and flexibly fun. I prefer not to rush learning. Our lifestyle suggested pacingContinue reading “The Intuitive Homeschool Method”

Why Homeschool?

The obvious question needing to be answered is why choose homeschooling? It wasn’t a decision my husband, Dan, and I took lightly. We came to the understanding, that we are the ones responsible for our children’s education, no matter what path we chose. After much soul searching, it dawned on us, me in particular, thatContinue reading “Why Homeschool?”