The laws governing homeschool vary state by state. Some states regulate homeschooling quite a bit and require record keeping and standardized testing. Other states are completely hands-off and require nothing at all. Before you start homeschooling, make sure you know what your state requires. If you are just starting out on your homeschool journey, thereContinue reading “What Are the Requirements for Homeschooling?”
Toddlers. Opinionated. Willful. Energetic. Emotional. And so demanding. I love toddlers. They are so much fun. But they can really make life challenging at times, including homeschool life. I’m not going to lie, it can be remarkably frustrating to be trying to diagram a sentence with an older child when your toddler decides to writeContinue reading “How to Homeschool with Toddlers (or Get Something Else Done – Like Laundry, or Dishes, or Going to the Bathroom Alone)”
When people talk to me about homeschool, the question that almost everyone asks is, what about socialization? If you are reading this because you are thinking about homeschool, I’ll be honest with you – the socialization thing is a challenge. It’s a challenge in a good way, though. I’ll explain more what I mean byContinue reading “Homeschooling: What About the S Word? (Socialization)”
Your child will love making this cute craft with you! Includes free pattern!
This collection of stories are excellent read-alouds for young and old. Most of them are true stories and give a lot of insight into the lives of slaves in America. Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter I love this story! Tells the legend of Peg Leg Joe who helped lead slaves to freedom alongContinue reading “15 Fabulous Children’s Books About Slavery”
Teaching reading is probably the most important part of a child’s early education, but for some parents, it is also the most daunting. After all, most of us were very young when we learned to read ourselves, and we may not quite remember how it was done. Today I want to offer you this reassurance:Continue reading “The Fun, Easy, and Quick Way to Teach Your Child to Read at Home: Part 1”
This is a list of living books that tell the stories of the people and events of the Civil Rights Movement. While these are picture books, they are stories that all ages can appreciate. Some of my very favorite children’s books are on this list because they tell such inspiring stories of courage and determination.Continue reading “13 Inspiring Children’s Books About the Civil Rights Movement”
An important part of the story of the pioneers is the story of the Native Americans that lived in the land before them. In this lesson we will learn about the Dakota natives that lived in the Minnesota Territory before Kirsten and her family arrived.
Learn about the way Native Americans got their food and how they cooked. Free lesson plan full of fun hands-on activities for learning about the Nimiipuu tribe!
Learn how to make Swedish pioneer food just like Kirsten would have eaten! Includes instructions on making butter!