Shelli reviews a vocabulary program that’s designed to help middle and high school students boost their vocabulary — by going beyond memorizing word lists and mastering the nuances of adding new language to their repertoire. (Plus, we’ve got a special coupon code for you!)
Homeschooling isn’t always easy, but you’re probably doing a better job than you give yourself credit for.
The story of Omakayas continues in this second book in the late elementary/early middle grades series, which focuses on the changes brought about by white settlers in Native American territory.
Fix It! Grammar by IEW is a practical, no-frills elementary grammar program that competently covers the essentials.
As kids get older, the structure and scope of your homeschool changes with them. On the whole, that’s pretty wonderful.
IEW’s Student Writing Intensive is a practical, step-by-step writing curriculum that works great for kids who think they hate writing.
Finding time for yourself as a homeschool parent is essential — but it’s probably not something that’s going to happen on its own. You need a plan — and you need one that adapts with your homeschool.
When you hit a plateau, you don't always need to look for a way to hurry ahead to the next thing. Sometimes homeschooling is all about slowing down.
Shelli's son's bird obsession has fueled their homeschool reading list. Here are some of their favorites.
The earliest days of U.S. history come to life in this readaloud about the James Town settlement of 1607.
You don't have to use a curriculum to learn a lot about geography. Here's how Shell's family does it.
People have strong feelings about this step-by-step reading program, but it worked great for Shelli's family.
Homeschooling the second kid is a brand-new experience — now that you know what you're doing, you've got a whole new personality and dynamic to navigate.
You don't have to rush or totally shift gears to successfully homeschool first grade. Figure out how you want your homeschool to feel, and build your days from there.
You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment or experience to help introduce your 3- or 4-year-old to the joys of learning.
Shelli's family watches documentaries every day—and screen time has become an important ritual for their homeschool routine. Here's why their daily documentary works for them.