When approaching the election with our kids, we focus on 3 things: the geography, the process, and the role of the presidency.
Using HOMER for Online Reading Practice
We’ve tried a number of different reading apps over the years, some paid, and some free, and right now my 6 year olds are using HOMER for their reading practice. We’ve been using it for about a month now, and it’s been a good addition to our homeschool toolbox.
A Case for Deschooling
Deschooling is an exploratory period that allows families to take time to discover who they are, how they learn, what they naturally gravitate towards, and then develop a system and philosophy that works for them.
It’s a chance to breathe, to look again at our kids and what makes them tick, and then choose a path based on our children’s needs, interests, and strengths.
Plant Classification Fun
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers about how we’ve been exploring plant identification and classification this year. https://www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com/plant-classification/ It’s been a beautiful example of child-led, technology-enhanced exploration, where the app acts as a tool rather than distracts from the real world. because – books are great, but they’re not…
Novels that aren’t too “grown up” – how do you know?
Today I’m over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers writing about how to find out if a novel is appropriate. In case you’re interested, here are other “book picks” I’ve shared over the last couple years: Gifted Kids Need Biographies Nice Books for Nice Kids Books with Quirky Characters – Day 5
Why Gifted Kids often Thrive in Homeschooling
Homeschooling is increasing in popularity in many circles around the globe, and one of the fastest areas of growth is actually among families with gifted kids. While there are as many reasons for homeschooling as there are families that choose this option, the following are some of the main reasons gifted kids often end up at home, whether for a year or two or for a longer duration.