5 Essential Tips for Plugging into a Homeschool Group or Co-op

5 Essential Tips for Plugging into a Homeschool Group or Co-op

5 Essential Tips for Plugging into a Homeschool Group or Co-op Once you have made the exciting decision to join a homeschool group or co-op, there is another element to the process. Plugging in. Plugging in is the most overlooked and often overwhelming part of joining a homeschool group or co-op. For all different reasons, … Read More

5 Reasons to Relax if Your Homeschool Child Isn't Reading Yet

5 Reasons to Relax if Your Homeschool Child Isn’t Reading Yet

5 Reasons to Relax if Your Homeschool Child Isn’t Reading Yet These days, there is a lot of pressure for children who aren’t reading by a certain age. Not only does the child feel pressure, but the adult does too. While it’s important for your child to learn, know that not every child learns at … Read More

How to Choose Between Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op

How to Choose Between Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op

How to Choose Between Joining a Homeschool Group or Co-op Have you ever wondered what the difference is between homeschool groups and homeschool co-ops? Is there a difference? Yes! And although both are ultimately about community as well as education, a homeschool group and homeschool co-op are two slightly different types of community-based organizations. Knowing … Read More

Poetry and Photography: Homeschool Group + Co-op Curriculum

Poetry and Photography: Homeschool Group + Co-op Curriculum

Poetry and Photography: A Homeschool Group Study of the Power of Words and Images   What is poetry? We love this definition: “Poetry is a form of literature that follows specific forms to create a rhythm and/or rhyme scheme. Without those elements we have the poetic form known as ’free verse,’ but it retains an … Read More

Homeschool Multi Age Unit Studies

Homeschool Unit Studies for Multiple Ages

Homeschool Unit Studies for Multiple Ages If you are homeschooling more than one child, then you know that it can be a challenge at times. When we have multiple students in a family it is common we have multi-aged homeschool. You may be teaching a middle schooler, an elementary aged student, and a preschooler or … Read More

Could a Homeschool Routine Be Just What You Need?

Could a Homeschool Routine Be Just What You Need?

Could a Homeschool Routine Be Just What You Need? One of the benefits of homeschooling that so many parents and children love is that there is that ability to have a bit of a more relaxed schedule. But, is there such a thing as being “too relaxed” when it comes to homeschooling? The debate is … Read More

10 Nature Study Resources for Homeschoolers

10 Nature Study Resources for Homeschoolers

10 Nature Study Resources for Homeschoolers Nature study is a fantastic way to continue learning in the great outdoors and experience a break from the seatwork. Children naturally love to explore and discover, here are 10 resources to get your homeschool outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer educationally!     This DIY … Read More

21 Activities to Do with Your Homeschool Group to Get the Wiggles Out

21 Activities to Do with Your Homeschool Group to Get the Wiggles Out

If you are involved with a homeschool group or co-op, then you know exactly how important getting the wiggles out before a lesson begins can be. Maybe you are waiting for all the families to arrive, or the group lesson hasn’t quite begun, and you need to eliminate the wiggles. Just a little activity to … Read More

Podcasts Every Homeschooler Should Be Listening To

Podcasts Every Homeschooler Should Be Listening To

Podcasts Every Homeschooler Should Be Listening To Think of listening to podcasts as professional development. Homeschool parents should be growing in our homeschooling skills, right? Podcasts are such a simple (and free!) way to glean so much wisdom from fellow homeschoolers. You’ll find homeschool-focused podcasts all over the map. From Charlotte Mason lovers, to unschoolers, … Read More

How to Organize Homeschool Spaces throughout Your Home

How to Organize Homeschool Spaces throughout Your Home

How to Organize Homeschool Spaces throughout Your Home   It can be so frustrating to explore homeschool spaces in the Pinterest world, can’t it? I mean those pins with those precisely appointed bookshelves and totally organized desks for each student make it seem like you are somehow failing when you only have a small book … Read More