Looking to the Skies for Nature Study

Homeschool Nature Study | weather | meteorology | astronomy

Usually when we think of nature study, we think of observing and learning about plants and animals. Sunshine, dewdrops, thunderstorms, and rainbows are part of nature study too! My kids and I have never been very successful at keeping a nature journal or any of that sort of … [Read more...]

Science: How We See the World

Tips for teaching science in your homeschool. How can we do a good job teaching our kids a subject that we don't understand?

When asked which subjects they are worried about teaching, homeschool parents will often list science as one that intimidates them, especially in the higher grades. I used to be one of those parents, and I realized that it was largely because my own school experience with the … [Read more...]

Language Arts – Covering the Subject

Is it really necessary to study reading, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, composition, and literature as separate subjects? In our experience, the answer has usually been "no" and being able to combine the different aspects of Language Arts has kept the entire subject more manageable. Homeschooling language arts.

Effective communication skills are some of the most important things students will learn, and will help them be successful in life after high school. Reading well is essential to learning and taking in information; and writing well makes it easier to communicate with others. It's … [Read more...]

High School Literature for Reluctant Readers

Suggested reading for High School Literature in your homeschool. Have you included these in your studies?

I love to read. But not all of my kids like to read, which I can't figure out. This presented a bit of a challenge when it came to reading lists for high school literature. I had naively expected that my kids would love books and be interested in studying literature, and that the … [Read more...]

Homeschool Preparation for the Real World

What is your strategy for homeschool preparation for the real world? Check out these suggestions from an experienced homeschool mom. Life skills homeschooling at hsbapost.com

Homeschooling has been growing in popularity and reputation, and it's becoming generally acknowledged that kids that graduate from a home education program really do have a high quality and well-rounded education. Their transcripts look great, they're accepted into all kinds of … [Read more...]

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