Homeschool

10 fun and thrifty STEM activities

10 Easy S.T.E.M. Activities for Your Homeschool

    Have you heard of S.T.E.M.?  I hadn’t heard of the term until my husband and I coached a F.I.R.S.T. LEGO League team in Alaska.  I wasn’t completely sure what it meant, you know, I know what the acronym stood for but didn’t understand why exactly science, technology, engineering, and mathematics needed to be …

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Books to read

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Book FRIENDS WITH BOYS

Graphic Novel Book History  Since the late 1980’s there has been a rise in the popularity of the graphic novel book. Not to be confused with the comic book. As much as I have enjoyed reading graphic novels myself when I was younger, much younger, the content has not typically been what I would have …

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Beginners Guide to Homeschool Lesson Planning with Google Calendar

There are many advantages to lesson planning and keeping your sanity is one of them.  When I finally came to my senses it was back in the middle ages (late 1990’s) of easy to use online lesson planning printables.  There were some that I truly liked such as the free planners at DonnaYoung.org.  She also created an Excel …

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How Lesson Planning Can Save Your Sanity

How Lesson Planners Can Keep Your Sanity

It’s no secret that having a plan will get you where you want to go. When I first started homeschooling I never put much thought into lesson plans. I had focused on the approach versus the NEXT lesson. Actually, it seemed like a waste of time to lesson plan when the plan was to go …

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For the Love of Books

“you may never come out” From a young age, I have loved books. Loving books means that your heart beats faster when there are shelves and shelves of books.  When you go on a vacation you are sure to look for the local bookstore. Hours can be spent thumbing through each page of a book …

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