Socializing on the Road

“Socialization” always seems to be the last-ditch argument about why all children should attend stix and brix schools. Smart homeschoolers know that’s exactly why they shouldn’t. As homeschool families, we choose who our children socialize with. However, as a full-time RVing family, this can get pretty interesting. We spend much of our time taking care […]... Read More

10 Reasons I Homeschool Year Round

I’ve always thought year-round school was a great idea. When I was young, I was so bored by the end of July that I actually got out books and started reading for hours. That was after the yearly two week road trip vacation with my parents, in June, right after school got out. When my […]... Read More
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Wierd Science – The Curiosity Files

Join Professor Ana Lyze as she leads you and your students on a wild scientific adventure, searching for “outlandish insects, rare diseases, unique gems and more” (from Introduction to The Dung Beetle).  The Curiosity Files is a new series of Unit Studies by The Old Schoolhouse, focusing on unusual scientific subjects.  We were captivated from […]... Read More
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Speekee Spanish for Children

I have been attempting to teach my son Spanish since he was preschool age.  Not being fluent myself, I don’t quite have the whole converstional thing down, and so far none of the programs we have tried have quite clicked for us.  Until Speekee.  Speekee teaches Spanish through total immersion, using fun puppets, catchy music […]... Read More
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Teaching Love For Music – Peter and the Wolf by Maestro Classics

I remember listening to Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” with my mom when I was small.  I don’t recall if it was narrated or if mom told me the story while it was playing.  All I know is that it was the beginning of a lifetime of music appreciation.  Maestro Classics goes far beyond the […]... Read More
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See N Read – Reading Tools That Rock!

See-N-Read Reading Tools are simple, effective aids to reading.  Just lay the small, gray plastic guide on your page and line up your text in the window.  See-N-Reads can benefit anybody, from beginning readers, to adults struggling to get through all the fine print in a contract.  My son was so excited about the See-N-Read […]... Read More
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No More Flash Cards! Math Facts Now!

My son has a love/hate relationship with math.  He hates it and tries to refuse to do any of it when he is struggling to grasp a concept.  Once he’s got it and can fly through the problems, he loves it.  He loves addition, hates subtraction.  Loves word problems involving money.  Hates word problems that […]... Read More

Tiny Planets – Science and Space Exploration

Tiny Planets websites are a complete learning tool for 3-5 year olds and an exciting enrichment experience for older children.  Co-created by Sesame Workshops, the producers of Sesame Street, and endorsed by Montessori Centre International, Tiny Planets uses games and safe social interaction to provide an engaging science and space exploration experience. Tiny Planets encourages […]... Read More

Worksheets on Demand – KBTeachers

Looking for a fun way to reinforce that grammar lesson?  Math activities for your pre-reader?  A fill-in body parts identification chart?  Teachers, homeschoolers, parents, KBTeachers offers worksheets, workbooks and clip art to supplement almost every subject. KBTeachers has seasonal themed worksheets and acitvities, changeable elementary math worksheets, English worksheets plus manuscript and cursive practice pages.  There […]... Read More
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Talking Fingers – Learning to Read, Write and Type

I taught myself how to type on dad’s old Royal portable typewriter using an ancient college typing text. I was about fifteen years old and I remember how much it hurt my fingers to strike those keys. Now I tend to type too fast for the computer to keep up. (Ya, that’s it, not my […]... Read More