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...]
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My boys love all things having to do with Knights, battles, honor, and chivalry. I think all young boys are enamored with knights at some point. Have you ever wanted to use that to your advantage while working on character training?In an age when respect and honor seem like distant and antiquated relics, how can we equip boys to pursue … [Read more...]
Let's be honest. We don't always take care of ourselves. We don't get enough sleep (as I type this it is rather late), we don't eat well, we run ourselves ragged, and then wonder why we feel awful and get sick so easily. Ladies, we have to care for ourselves in order to care for our family. Some of that care can be done through good … [Read more...]
You know what always goes over well here? Anything having to do with superheroes and anything that involves electricity. When you combine the two it's like magic!Quick FAQ: What's the deal with STEM and STEAM?Many schools focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There is a movement to include Art, making the acronym STEAM. … [Read more...]
I almost broke up with Stitch Fix Not really, but that was my initial reaction and I'll explain why.I got Fix 16 and it was not at all what I was looking for. I asked for things I could wear when I spoke at Teach Them Diligently. What I got wasn't good for that. I was sorely disappointed because that meant I had to go shopping (an activity in … [Read more...]
Every time. It happens every. single. time.I find a fun lap book for us to use on a Friday or holiday. I get out the brightly colored file folders, the glue sticks, and the "real" scissors. The scissors and Mr. F have a history of not playing well together so the scissors must remain locked in the supply closet and only come out for special … [Read more...]
We Choose Virtues Does VirtueVille sound like a place you want your children to grow up in? I sure do! We Choose Virtues is a wonderful character training system to help your children practice growing their virtues. It is also a great way to incorporate Bible memorization into daily life. I recommend this program for any family with elementary and … [Read more...]
The Dinner Decision and Dilemma Dinner is a source of contention in our house.It starts because I slip out of meal planning. Then it becomes a mad scramble for dinner. "What do you want/I don't know" is the battle cry that begins it all. Then the kids don't like what I've come up with (this is before it's even cooked, mind you). And it only … [Read more...]
How on Earth do you make history fun? When we first began toying with the idea of homeschooling, many questions plagued me. One of the most frequent was how to keep a child engaged in "boring" subjects.Now, I enjoy historical fiction and the occasional documentary, though I only had one teacher who ever tried to bring history alive, and … [Read more...]
ShillerMath Montessori Approach to Education ShillerMath has been a saving grace in our homeschool. We tried all manner of math curricula before I was drawn to ShillerMath at a Teach Them Diligently convention. Nothing worked quite right for Mr. T. He was at a point of despising math and we ended every math lesson with both of us in tears. We used … [Read more...]