Deciding what goes in your homeschool portfolio is going to be incredibly subjective. It will be determined by the laws in your state as to what is needed. I will be sharing what we include, but you may want to skip some things and add others in. The homeschool portfolio purpose is to show progress for your student during the school year. However, it also is part keepsake for that … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What to Include
When you have kids, you know that you want to bring them up in your faith. In order to do that it is important to incorporate a kids devotional time into your day. Creating that kids devotional time can be a challenge in the early years, but I have some ideas that should help you! I have had a morning time practice for many years, and it has always included time for me to read my Bible as well … [Read more...] about How to Help your kids Create a Devotional Time
As a homeschooler you most likely have an array of options in order to evaluate your child’s progress each year. Creating a homeschool portfolio is a popular option for many states. Before you start creating your homeschool portfolio, make sure you check with your state's requirements. In Maine we have the option of preparing a homeschool portfolio in order to show progress of our students … [Read more...] about How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio – What is the Purpose?
When we first started homeschooling, I knew that I did not want to follow the “school-at-home” model. The school-at-home model is essentially what you would think of when you think of public school – kids sitting at their desks with a teacher at the front teaching them. I’m not saying this model is wrong, I’m not even saying setting up cute little old fashioned school desks is wrong (I totally … [Read more...] about How to get out of the Public School Mindset
There are affiliate links in this post. If you make a purchase after clicking one of these links I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! I don’t know if it was because I knew we were going to do our day in the life today, or if my body thought 5 hours of sleep was plenty, but I was up at 4am this morning. Now, I don’t make it a habit to get up this … [Read more...] about Homeschool Day in the Life with ages 9, 7, 3
A funny thing happens when you get older – you start to wish for a simpler time. You want to be able to have the freedom that you had when you were younger, but with all the perks of being an adult. There is a longing for when you didn't have as much responsibility, as many to-do lists, and errands to run, when you had more time to enjoy life instead of running off to the next … [Read more...] about 31 Days of Finding Freedom in Simplicity – Day 1