Imagine having a visual learner with dyslexia who often can't remember what you read to him an hour before but can quote an entire movie after he sees it once. Enter homeschooling with documentaries to help add in the visual element he needs. Imagine this same child after getting the visual aspect then pointing out things he remembers … [Read more...]
Twice Exceptional: Giftedness & Special Needs
What is twice exceptional?
The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, has only recently entered educators' lexicon and refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered exceptional both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.
See all our studies and resources for homeschooling to gifted abilities and resources for supporting special needs.
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Honey, you don't have time to be stressed about planning your homeschool year. At least that's what I've always told myself just after flipping my lid. How does one plan out a whole year when their child is constantly changing and challenging them? The short answer is . . . They don't. Or at least they don't after they try once (or twice) … [Read more...]
How to Create a Homeschool Room Creating a homeschool space can be daunting. To have a dedicated space or not to have a dedicated space? To decorate it to the perfect degree or go for a minimalist approach? Waldorf or Montessori? And the list of choices and decisions goes on and on and on. Today I'm sharing with you what our current homeschool … [Read more...]
Having a child with sensory challenges can be a bit, well, challenging at times. Teaching your child how to self-regulate is a major accomplishment! With SPD, Apraxia, ADHD, and generally high energy boys this is something we are always working on. We have been having incredible success getting the boys to decompress on their own in this … [Read more...]
Classical Charlotte Mason Homeschool Classical and Charlotte Mason educational methods are very complimentary. Our homeschool is a lovely hybrid blend of both. By sharing our curriculum, our desire is to give you ideas and resources that will make your homeschool more vibrant. There is no need to ever try and mimic someone else's curriculum … [Read more...]
When Your Bright Child is a Struggling Reader Lots of things come easily to some children. Having a child who loves to be a read to, who has a high school level comprehension and vocabulary, and who eats science projects for breakfast is a wonderful, if sometimes exhausting, thing. When this same child cannot sound out simple words, … [Read more...]
Homeschool Astronomy I never had the opportunity to take astronomy classes in school and I don't think I ever contemplated it much. Then I became a mom to two boys who love everything about space and rockets and one of whom is enamored with history and navigation, which was done through the study of what? Astronomy. Disclosure: I received the … [Read more...]
So you've decided to homeschool! Are you nervous? Overwhelmed? Just plain scared? It's totally normal and Yes, you can!!! Homeschooling is just an extension of parenting. You teach your children everyday. They learn values, behaviors, attitudes, faith, and life skills from you whether you homeschool or not. And that is really the scary part (if … [Read more...]
Homeschooling with Dyslexia and Struggling Readers Dyslexia is a challenge. It is also a gift of sorts, allowing the person to view the world in a different way. Learning to build our homeschool curriculum choices around dyslexia has been a rewarding and sometimes frustrating journey. Because Mr. T wants to read well, we are always willing to … [Read more...]
Astronomy is a fantastic science for young learners. Almost every child is enamored with space, exploration, the moon, shooting stars, and the glamorous dreams of being an astronaut. The Bible tells us that God knows every star by name (Psalm 147:4). One of my favorite videos is this one, a song made by combining the sounds of stars and whales. … [Read more...]