Fun Homeschool Kindergarten Winter Lesson Ideas

Everyone can sense when winter approaches. Whether you live in a warm climate or one where there’s a ton of snowfall, there’s something about winter that invokes magic. When I remember back to kindergarten, I recall the excitement and joy this season brought (even if it was in Florida!). The Christmas tree was put up, […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

December is a special time of year for me. In Pennsylvania, most of us are hoping for a snowfall, allowing us to stay home from work and snuggle in a blanket with a book and hot cocoa. We want to savor every moment of the holiday season. We want to help you get the most […] READ MORE

It’s Turkey Time! Fun Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

It’s fall, and with the leaves changing, candy corn calling, and Christmas looming, Thanksgiving can be lost in the shuffle. Retail stores jump from Halloween to Christmas in a span of a few days. Each season, we often feel we don’t fully appreciate Thanksgiving, save for the Peanuts special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!” Sure, we […] READ MORE

How to Succeed in Online Homeschooling

Did you know Facebook was founded in 2004? Or that MySpace (may in rest in peace) was the forerunner? Or that cell phones were giant boxes with big antennas? Within my lifetime, technology has changed. I remember dial-up connections, flip phones, and CD players. Dial-up Internet sounded like donkeys braying (listen to it here, kids). […] READ MORE

How Do I Plan for High School Homeschooling? Part II

There is No Need to Panic It’s easy to get lost in the transition from middle school to high school. Summer rolls around, and Snapchat is a lot more fun with beach trips and friends than thinking about (ugh) schoolwork. But then the end of July comes, and you realize high school approaches you like […] READ MORE

It’s Not Too Late to Start Homeschooling!

You’re worried, scared, nervous. You talk to your spouse and yes, the decision is made. Big changes are about to come to your home, even though it’s already messy and crazy. You make the decision to homeschool. In October. It’s October?! It’s too late! What did we do? Can we go through with this, even […] READ MORE

Student Showcase: Kayla Erickson and the Path to Stardom

The first thing you notice about Kayla Erickson is her infectious giggle. One can tell it brightens every room and charms every person she meets. Every sentence is punctuated with a giggle instead of an exclamation point, and it shows off her personality as someone who enjoys life to the fullest. That’s why homeschooling has […] READ MORE

Test-Taking Tips for Homeschooling: Part I

What do you feel when you hear the word “test?” Fear? Anxiety? Dread? It’s okay, we’ve all felt that way about tests at one point or another in our lives. It is perfectly natural to feel stressed about tests. No worries, we got you. Check out these fantastic test-taking tips for homeschoolers! Make Studying a […] READ MORE

Pumpkin Lesson Plans for the Fall

You know when fall arrives. You can feel it in your bones and see it as the leaves start to change their colors. Where I live in Pennsylvania, I just broke out my scarves and started my addiction to pumpkin spice lattes. Apple cider, pumpkin pie, fall festivals, corn mazes…I could go on and on […] READ MORE

How To Use Project-Based Learning in Homeschooling

When I was a kid, I didn’t like to take tests. For some reason, I could not translate what I learned about World War II to a timed multiple-choice quiz. The agony and anxiety of racking my brain for the right answer scared me. If I had the chance to be creative, I took it. […] READ MORE