Jack: “Dad! I finished 11 subjects today in school!” Matt: “11 subjects?!” Me: “Yes, Jack did a great job today, he finished everything on his list, but we ran out of time for a few of the subjects on Emma’s list, so that is a bummer.” Matt: “Heather, we took like 4 subjects a day in school, don’t you think you are trying to do too much.” Heather: “That was high school! The subjects were … [Read more...] about Perspective for when you Fear you aren’t Doing Enough
This post is in partnership with U.S. Cellular. All opinions are my own. Back to school has changed a lot since I was in school. Now, a lot of kids are getting their first cell phone at the beginning of the school year. And with that first cell phone – or any type of device – comes a lot of responsibility for the child. U.S. Cellular makes it easy to start … [Read more...] about Top Apps to Foster Academic Success
Can you believe that it is time to be thinking about getting back to school? We actually started back up a couple weeks ago, and are quite happy to be back into more of a normal routine around here! I know that back to school means a lot of shopping, for new clothes, new school supplies, homeschool curriculum, or supplies that are needed for our amazing public school teachers to be … [Read more...] about Back to School $250 Giveaway!
One of the most exciting yet complicated parts of homeschooling is that there are so many wonderful curriculum choices and learning styles available to us. It is wonderful because we are able to completely tailor a child’s education based on specific homeschooling philosophies and learning styles. The hard part is that there are seemingly endless ways to teach a child, and finding the … [Read more...] about Homeschool Planning – How do you Choose Curriculum
Planning for a new homeschool year is one of my favorite activities. You would think that all the planning would become monotonous, but it doesn’t. At least not to me! There is just something about the newness of the curriculum choices, and having the ability to make changes based on what didn’t work well last year. In Maine, the school year runs from July 1st through June … [Read more...] about How to Plan a New Homeschool Year – Creating Objectives
There are affiliate links in this post. If you click one of these links and make a purchase I may receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Townsend House! When most parents think about summer, they think about their kids being out of school. Sometimes they are excited about that, sometimes they are a little frightened to have their kids home all day every day – how … [Read more...] about How to Plan a fun Homeschool Rhythm – Summer Edition