Gifted & Struggling Learners

Whether you have a gifted child, a struggling learner or a mixture of the two, I have encouragement for you.  You CAN successfully homeschool!  These articles should give you some background on the varied special needs in our homeschool and offer you lots of practical ideas.

Nature Study for Creative Kids

Nature Study for Creative Kids

Science and creativity seem mutually exclusive, don’t they? It makes sense that the two fields are so opposite of one another that they can’t possibly compliment one another, right? I mean, the idea of a creative and scientific study for children does sound almost comical when you consider the limitless range of creativity and the…

What’s Growing in Your Homeschool? Bacteria Science Experiments

What’s Growing in Your Homeschool? Bacteria Science Experiments

Ah, fall. Beautiful weather, fun festivals, football…and the beginning of “sick season.” It’s the perfect time of year to teach middle and high school students about germs through some cool bacteria science experiments! I’ve harped to my son for years about the importance of hand-washing to prevent illness. Now that he has actually seen bacteria…

How To Make Real-World Gifted Homeschooling a Reality

How To Make Real-World Gifted Homeschooling a Reality

Book smarts are important, but they aren’t the only things that matter for gifted learners. It’s incredibly important to make common sense connections through real-world gifted homeschooling, too. One of the challenges I hear often from parents of gifted kiddos is that sometimes brilliant-minded children don’t always make those common sense connections. It can be…

Why the Math and Literature Connection is So Important (with GIVEAWAY!)

Why the Math and Literature Connection is So Important (with GIVEAWAY!)

Books are incredibly effective tools for teaching. Charlotte Mason homeschoolers certainly understand that fact as it pertains to subjects like history and science. But, did you know the math and literature connection can be just as powerful?   Why Math and Literature? There are many reasons math and literature pair so well together: Books introduce…

Independent Math Explorations

Independent Math Explorations

Incorporating math practice into your regular schedule doesn’t have to be hard with these independent math explorations. We all know that practice makes perfect, and that’s especially true when it comes to mathematics. These games will give your children concrete tools they need to understand math concepts. And, they’re great to use for exploration and…

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