â€œWorksheetsâ€ can be almost synonymous with â€œboring.â€ For some homeschool families, the opportunity to switch from endless worksheets to hands-on learning is one of the reasons theyâ€™ve chosen to homeschool. So I was a bit surprised when my sons disagreed with me as I sympathized with them about having to do worksheets.
The beginning of the school year is so exciting! But there may be foot-dragging when itâ€™s time to gather for lessons, staring out the window when there should be diligent work going on, and even a little bit of whining.
-by Mimi Rothschild Children are all different. This is one of the reasons that homeschooling is such a blessing for so many families. Teaching your children at home allows you to respond to the different needs, the varied interests, and the strengths and weaknesses of each child. But there are some things that we can [...]
By: Michael C. Broome Home schooling is not only a right of each and every American, it is also a joy with blessings that many home schoolers wouldn’t trade for anything. Not just the children, but the mothers and fathers that give so much of their time to ensure their children have the best [...]
By Mimi Rothschild Here’s another brilliant article to add to your collection of homeschool resources.Â This article examines mini lessons, how they work, and why they’re so important for your homeschool curriculum. What Is It? A mini lesson is a short lesson with a narrow focus that provides instruction in a skill [...]
By Mimi Rothschild Here’s part two of the “Think Aloud Strategy” article I posted earlier this week. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it and also about your homeschooling experience! How Can You Stretch Students’ Thinking? Reflective journals and learning logs are a natural extension of thinking out loud. By jotting down what [...]
By Mimi Rothschild Below isÂ an excellent article about thinking out loudÂ that will benefit both homeschooling parents and their children.Â Learning can happen in a variety of ways.Â One way to problem solve or better understand a concept is to think out loud.Â Read moreÂ below.Â What Is It? The think-aloud strategy asks students to say out [...]
By Mimi Rothschild In case your not familiar with the different learning disabilities that educators have identified and defined, below is a comprehensiveÂ list of definitionsÂ related to learning disabilities that Dr. Jean Lokerson has put together.Â I highly recommend that you homeschooling parents become familiar with the termsÂ in this list so you can better recognize if [...]
By Mimi Rothschild Check out the book list below, it’sÂ specifically geared towards students with disabilities.Â I onlyÂ included part of the list, you can click the links to find more great books!Â Let me know what you think and what you discovered.Â I’d love to hear some of your recommendations! This list has been sorted by [...]
By Mimi Rothschild Here’s part two!Â I’d love to hear your thoughts and also about how your homeschooling experience is going this year! How Can You Stretch Students’ Thinking? Here are some general questions for students to consider when summarizing either fiction or nonfiction: What happened? Who was involved? What was the outcome? Is the [...]