The Best Homeschool Preschool Summer Activities

As a homeschooling parent, you can breathe a sigh of relief when the end of May rolls around. Yes, it’s summer! Swimming in the pool, roasting marshmallows, and so much more. But about .2 seconds into your summer bliss, your preschooler is suddenly, magically, bored. Is there a way to incorporate homeschool preschool summer activities […] READ MORE

Curriculum Review – WordBuild Online

Do you remember memorizing vocabulary lists in school? I had to write down twenty words that my teacher gave to us on Monday. Then, we’d have to memorize them, learn to spell them, and take a boring test on Friday. I wish I had had WordBuild Online, a cool homeschool curriculum that makes learning vocabulary […] READ MORE

4 Ways to Do Summer Homeschooling

Summer is my favorite season. When I hear the word, my mind drifts to our beach vacation, memories of my kids running through the sprinkler, late nights enjoying the long days, and all things swimming! But come August, I often regret not doing more schoolwork during the summer — for good reason. Statistically, students who […] READ MORE

A Historical Look at Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of lazy summer days, barbecues, and time spent by the pool. But Memorial Day is so much more than a fireworks show — It’s a day to reflect and remember our military personnel who served and died in conflict and war. These brave men and women sacrificed their lives […] READ MORE

Homeschooling at the End of the Year

The bees are buzzing, the robins chirping, the temperatures rising — all of these show that summer is quickly approaching. If you’re following the traditional school-year calendar, it’s that time of year where everyone is restless to get and stay out until the sun goes down — which can make homeschooling hard because your children […] READ MORE

The Best Elementary Homeschool Curriculum

The school year is winding down, but it’s already time to (gasp!) pick out new elementary homeschool curriculum for next year. Why spend your summer worrying about curriculum when you could be poolside, enjoying laughter and sun? And yes, there are a LOT of options out there. No worries, homeschooling parent! We’re going to walk […] READ MORE

How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

The end of the year is fast approaching (hurray for summer!) and the weather is starting to get warmer (we hope). Spring always reminds me of another season: evaluation time for homeschooling families. While state laws vary, many states and districts require homeschooling families to put together a homeschool portfolio. This may seem daunting, even […] READ MORE

State Spotlight: Homeschooling in Texas

Every year, thousands of homeschooling families gather together at homeschool conventions to find the best curriculum and resources, and listen to other professional education specialists.  Many of those families come from Texas. In fact, according to research, Texas is one of the top three states with the most homeschoolers in America!  With over 145,000 students […] READ MORE

Fun Outdoor Spring Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

We think the homeschool environment can be a great experience for parent and student alike, for quite a few reasons. In addition to the family bonding and unity it can create, you are also given an incredible gift through schooling from home: a unique flexibility to turn your classroom into exactly what you want it to be. Remember that […] READ MORE