Avoiding the Summer Slide

Avoiding the Summer Slide

Do your kiddos forget what they learned after playing hard all summer long? When I taught, I was always surprised at the slide the students took each summer, and I resolved not to let that happen to the students that were leaving my class.     And, since I...
Educational Fun | Summer Deals

Educational Fun | Summer Deals

Do you homeschool year round? We do – a little bit. My kids do some reading and math over the summer to keep them moving forward with those subjects, and because were a little geeky, we do a lot of projects just for fun. So… we do more FUNschooling over the summer....
Gifts for Gifted Kids | Awesome Subscription Boxes for Smart Kids

Gifts for Gifted Kids | Awesome Subscription Boxes for Smart Kids

You’ve got crazy-smart and overexcitable kids like mine, right? I’ll bet there are some days that you’re just trying to get through and need them to be actively involved in something you didn’t have to dream up. I need that… often. And that, my friends, is why I am in...
Teaching Preschool at Home

Teaching Preschool at Home

Do you have preschool-aged kids? Are you struggling with what to do for the upcoming school year? Maybe you plan to homeschool, but aren’t sure exactly where to start, and worry that your kids will miss out on something by not going to a normal preschool… Maybe...
Hands-On Art History–Discovery through Creativity

Hands-On Art History–Discovery through Creativity

I have tried to be more intentional about adding art into our homeschool through crafts and new {to us} mediums because Molly loves any kind of hands-on creativity. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes been an uphill battle as Trevor is more into discovery-based learning...
Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2015-2016

Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2015-2016

Are you ready for another adventure-filled homeschool year? I’m telling you, the longer I homeschool, the stronger my conviction that it’s the best way to meet the needs of kids who are different. A traditional classroom just wouldn’t work for gifted or...
Inspire Independent Learning with Fact Cards

Inspire Independent Learning with Fact Cards

I’m a nonfiction junkie. Facts – whether they’re science-y, historical, weird, or wacky – make my geeky heart go pitter patter. I love using facts to inspire independent learning in my kids. I was given a set of cards to build activities around and compensated for my...
Curriculum Clean Out Giveaway

Curriculum Clean Out Giveaway

Each year, as I close out the school year and start planning the upcoming year, I stare at all the curriculum and resources that have been gathering dust on my shelves. And every year, I tell myself that I need to link up when Jolanthe at Homeschool Creations hosts...
Educational Children’s Videos from Highbrow

Educational Children’s Videos from Highbrow

Streaming children’s videos is the not-so-well-kept secret that saves my homeschool {and sanity}. I know that there are some moms out there who will disagree with me on this point, but this homeschool mom needs access to great educational videos for children of...