I want to provide my children with a well-balanced education. Yet, we tend to focus more on the basics such as math, reading, and writing. The fine arts is something that I struggled to incorporate. Especially art. We have completed seasonal art projects, but my children weren’t learning anything about artists or styles of art. … Continue reading Review: ARTistic Pursuits Inc.
When I am asked what I enjoy most about homeschooling, I usually respond with "freedom". I think people expect me to say something about all the time I get to spend with my children. While that is certainly a plus, it is not always my favorite thing. I mean, after all, they are kids and … Continue reading Freedom. Sweet Freedom.
Recently, my local news channel posted the link to an article that was posted on Simplemost. The article was titled "Hey, We Work Until 5--So Why Does School Still Get Out At 3:00?" You can read the article here. As a public school teacher, this caught my eye. I couldn't imagine being at school until … Continue reading Public School Is Made For Every Kid, But Not Every Kid Is Made For Public School
I have only been homeschooling a short time. I don't claim to have all of the answers, nor do I claim to be perfect at it. In fact, I fail, daily. Just like every parent, and every teacher in the world. We all feel like we could have done more, or explained it a little … Continue reading The Dreaded “S” Word
Like every good story, you must start with the beginning. But where does our homeschool story begin? Perhaps it needs to begin with my own story. I am a public school teacher. (Insert gasp here). That's usually the response I get when I tell people that I am homeschooling my children, and it is more … Continue reading In The Beginning