Homespun Blog - March 2013
Spring into Science
Posted in Homespun Blog on Thursday, Mar 28th
When the birds start chirping, the flowers start opening up their delicate faces towards the sun, and the snow begins to melt, you know spring is coming. Another sign of spring is science activities! Science does not always have to be a somber, excruciating experience. Instead, use spring as a springboard for activities and lessons. Read More...
Making the Homeschool Day Special
Posted in Homespun Blog on Tuesday, Mar 26th
“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”- Psalm 118:24 Pull out the balloons and the confetti! If you homeschool, then everyday can be a party--an educational party, but also a celebration of life and freedom in schooling. If you have been homeschooling for a long time, it can become tricky to make each homeschool day a fun and special moment while still teaching. The memorable day doesn’t have to include going on an elaborate field trip or creating world peace. Instead, you can focus on filling each day of the school week with learning in fun, new ways. Read More...
Keeping Christ in Christian Homeschooling
Posted in Homespun Blog on Thursday, Mar 21st
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). One of the many reasons parents choose to homeschool their children is because they can incorporate their faith into their children’s daily lives and academics. Christian homeschooling allows us the freedom to “train up a child in the way he should go.” It gives parents a priceless opportunity to educate their children about important biblical concepts that can be skewed in other educational systems and to pour Christ’s love into their youngsters. Read More...
How to Use Pinterest in Homeschooling
Posted in Homespun Blog on Tuesday, Mar 19th
You have an endless source of Christian homeschool ideas, tips, and encouragement right at your fingertips and you may not even know it. Pinterest, a content sharing site where users can “pin” images linked to websites, can be the answer to long, rainy days and moments when you are scrapping the bottom of your creativity list. Once you understand how to use Pinterest, it will become a part of your homeschool tool belt. Read More...
How to Make Homeschool Conventions Worthwhile
Posted in Homespun Blog on Friday, Mar 15th
Homeschool convention season is upon us once more. With many conventions to choose from, selecting the right one for your homeschool needs can be a daunting task. You may wonder if attending a convention is even worth the hassle. Before ruling them out, consider the pros and cons of attending conventions, and strive to find one that fits your individual homeschool needs. Read More...
3 Lessons I Learned While Homeschooling
Posted in Homespun Blog on Thursday, Mar 14th
If you ask a group of homeschooled children why they are glad they are homeschooling, they will probably say that pajama parties, home cooked food, and the lack of heavy backpacks are highlights of learning at home. But you want your children to take away more from the years you taught them at home than the memory of doing science experiments in their pajamas. You may have a niggling worry in the back of your mind and wonder if your children will look back and know that homeschooling was the best decision for them. As a homeschooler who did not get to choose to learn at home, I can confidently say that I am glad my parents chose to homeschool me because it taught me three main lessons. Read More...
Am I Socialized Yet?
Posted in Homespun Blog on Tuesday, Mar 12th
I like to think of myself as being social and presentable to the outside world. I have had numerous job interviews and created steady relationships with college roommates. However, I still laugh loudly in inappropriate circumstances and say things at the wrong moment. Why? Read More...
5 Practical Skills to Teach Your Child Before Graduation
Posted in Homespun Blog on Wednesday, Mar 6th
When your child is learning at home, you have a prime opportunity to impact your children and teach them far more than just academics before graduation. Take advantage of the time you have together to invest in their lives and adequately prepare them for life after homeschool with these five practical life skills. Read More...