Challenging Ourselves to Challenge Our Children

Sometimes we forget to challenge our children when we homeschool. Unlike the more common form of schooling, homeschooling affords us the opportunity to take things slowly. We can reassess methods as necessary, and because we have more time to do so, we do not have to rush to get through the material. It is muchContinue reading “Challenging Ourselves to Challenge Our Children”

Step By Step: Building a Volcano

We are learning all about PreHistory and I’ve decided to include as many activities as possible because I love arts and crafts. The Tornado was very interested in how volcanoes formed land, so after watching a short movie about volcanoes on BrainPop, I thought it would be a great idea to build a working volcano. ItContinue reading “Step By Step: Building a Volcano”

A Modern Day Treasure Hunt Learning Experience

I heard about geocaching a while back from another homeschooler with whom I am somewhat familiar. He mentioned that he and his family were very much into this treasure hunting activity but I wrote it off as it was the middle of winter and sounded like something only very eccentric people did for fun. OK,Continue reading “A Modern Day Treasure Hunt Learning Experience”

Planning in the midst of Chaos

Let me back track a little to give you an idea of what our lives are like now. I actually design websites and do social media consulting for a living. For the last year, I was the social media manager for a regional food chain. When that position ended, the Media Agency offered me aContinue reading “Planning in the midst of Chaos”