Category Archives for "Homeschool"
The world is your classroom! This is a blessing unique to all homeschoolers! While every home is a school, when you open you front door and step outside the box, the possibilities for learning are limitless! A fun related post: Nature Studies, Nature Notebooks: A Parent Child JourneyContinue reading
Are you feeling lost in the demands of life? Do you feel invisible? Do you feel like you have no time? Have you ever tried “cluster-thinking,” or “cluster-brainstorming?” Let’s do a cluster of areas we want to focus on for our lives. This is not an exercise to overwhelm, this is an exercise to bring […]Continue reading
Keep Pedaling and Moving Forward!When parents begin to homeschool, many look for a curriculum as a vehicle to help move their children towards being educated. Maybe the vehicle is not just a curriculum, but taking other things into account that impact children’s heart, allegiance, character, work ethic, brain development, core body balance, executive function, socialization […]Continue reading
SuppliesA sketch pad made with at least 65 lb paper, 5.5” x 8.5” size or 9” x 12” size, works best. Paper weight is determined by how much 500 sheets (a ream) of 24” x 36” paper weighs. This heavier paper works better for inks and water color pencils. Water color paints can be carefully […]Continue reading
I would like to show you how easy it is to introduce and integrate science, art, and literature into your homeschool curriculum through nature studies.In the previous article, I shared the importance of establishing the habit of a daily walk with your children. I had already been walking regularly with my children for almost a […]Continue reading
Do you feel intimidated by science? Are you one of the many in our culture that has had distasteful experiences in school, turning you off to natural science? If you are homeschooling, have your friends asked the invariable “What about science” question? Many people suppose that science can only be taught and learned in the […]Continue reading
Welcome to my Mentoring Our Own blog. This is my new, optimized, all-in-one website. I will blog here about homeschool, home, family, and life! That about covers everything, doesn't it? Mentoring Our Own was originally a yahoo group I started in January 2002. The group was an online home for our local homeschool study group. […]Continue reading