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Why We Quit Homeschool (My Homeschool Sabbatical) + What I LearnedQuitting homeschool was not something I ever planned to do, but sometimes our plans don't always turn out how we expect. This video shares a little bit about the time I actually quit homeschooling (I called it my homeschool sabbatical) and what I learned during that time.
This year, two of my daughters are back to homeschooling and one is still attending school. Every season brings something new!
I've Decided to Go Gray!! 😄 My Gray Hair Transition Journey (1st Video)Well...it's been a while since I posted on here. I decided to share my gray hair transition with you. I've thought about it for a while and decided to embrace the gray and see what it looks like. I share my reasons for quitting the dye and my feelings about going gray at age 42.
Why Do You Homeschool? A Few Reasons We Homeschooled (Initially)I really hesitated to share this video because I think each family should make a decision for themselves about schooling...and I didn't want anyone to be offended by our reasons for homeschooling! But I've had quite a few questions...so in this video, I share just a few reasons that we started homeschooling initially. If you wonder why people homeschool or you're just looking for some encouragement in your homeschool journey, I hope this will be helpful.
Feel free to leave comments letting me know your thoughts. Do you agree? Disagree? Why have you chosen homeschool? Or public school? Or private school?
You can find the original post this video is based on here: https://www.motherhoodonadime.com/kids/why-do-you-homeschool-my-attempt-to-answer-the-question-without-offending-everyone-who-reads-this-blog/
I also recorded a separate podcast here: https://www.amazingmess.com/why-do-you-homeschool-five-of-our-original-reasons-for-homeschooling-podcast-5/
Draw Write Now Handwriting Curriculum Review ❤️ Our Top Homeschool Curriculum ReviewsAfter my daughters learned basic handwriting skills, we loved using Draw Write Now curriculum. They were able to practice handwriting through copywork, and they also learned how to draw a variety of things step-by-step with this awesome handwriting curriculum!
Here's a little more about it (this does include affiliate links):
Draw Write Now ----- https://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?event=AFF&p=1206048&item_no=930796
Explore the world with Draw Write Now's theme-based drawing and handwriting lessons. Each features a finished, full-color picture with informational, related copywork on one page, and a facing page showing the step-by-step instructions for completing the illustration. Perfect as an independent study, curriculum supplement, or unit study, the main topic is explored through reading-extension suggestions, map work, and individual lessons that include a topically-related question. With drawing and handwriting requiring many of the same skills, the regular practice found in Draw Write Now is designed to help students build their creativity and technical skills.
Glossy, full-color, non-consumable, classroom-reproducible pages; softcover. Answers to the lesson-questions are included. Copywork is in a block manuscript style; parents can have students write using their preferred method. A beginning teaching tip section provides a guide on implementing the book. Grades PreK-Grade 3.
This boxed kit includes:
Book 1: On the Farm, Kids and Critters, Storybook Characters
Book 2: Christopher Columbus, Autumn Harvest, The Weather
Book 3: Native Americans, North America, The Pilgrims
Book 4: The Polar Regions, The Arctic, The Antarctic
Book 5: The United States, From Sea to Sea, Moving Forward
Book 6: Animals & Habitats: On Land, Ponds and Rivers, Oceans
Book 7: Animals of the World, Part I: Forest Animals
Book 8: Animals of the World, Part II: Grassland and Desert Animals
(This is not a paid or sponsored review - we just really liked this curriculum!)
Simplify Your Summer with Kids ☀️ // 3 Tips to Survive (and Thrive) This Summer"We get 18 delicious summers with our children. This is one of your 18. If that’s not perspective, I don’t know what is." Jessica Scott
(Please forgive the first part of my video...I'm such a dork!!)
Today, I'm back and talking about three things I'm doing to simplify our summer this year. It's easy for the summer to slip by, so I wanted to be intentional about making the most of it. I only have a few summers left with my kids, and while not every moment has to be meaningful, I do want to have a simple enough summer that we have time to enjoy the important things!
In this video, I share three things I'm doing to survive and thrive with kids this summer!
You can find the free printables I show in this video over at AmazingMess.com (just sign up for the weekly email and confirm...and you will automatically receive access to all the free printables posted so far on my blog).
Also, I mention the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse. We love it! You can find out more here----------------- https://sl290.isrefer.com/go/20MinGift/jsclhn/ (this is a commissioned affiliate link)
Let me know what you are doing to simplify your summer in the comments below!
I hope you have an amazing summer with your kids. Go make some memories!! ❤️
🏫 How to Homeschool Preschool // 10 Must-Haves for Preschool at Home!!I loved homeschooling preschool, and in this video, I share 10 of my must-haves for preschool at home...and they may not be what you expect!
Let me know in the comments below what you think. I would love to meet you and get to know you there!
*********A few things I talk about in the video--some of these are affiliate links which means I make a *small* amount if you purchase through my link--thanks for your support:
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder----- https://amzn.to/2MDlggK
Busy Bags AKA Learning Bags------ https://www.motherhoodonadime.com/kids-topic/busy-bags/
Preschoolers and Chores----- https://www.motherhoodonadime.com/kids/chores-and-preschoolers/
God's Little Explorers Home Preschool Curriculum---- https://www.godslittleexplorers.com
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Have fun making memories with your kids today! 😊
Back to Homeschool?!!It's been almost two years since we quit homeschool. We're pondering what the upcoming school year holds. Plus, I'm making myself be brave and do something that is hard for me....putting myself out there on YouTube videos!
5 Simple (and Unboring) Ways to Practice SpellingPeriscope video with easy ways for kids to practice spelling words. Ideas for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers to work on spelling lists
Sleeping Beauty CakeVery basic directions for quick Princess Aurora Sleeping Beauty cake anyone can make.
Months in a Year SongThis is an easy way for a preschooler to learn the months of the year by song.
Days of the Week SongThis is an easy way to teach your child the days of the week with a song.
CurrClick Live Online Homeschool Classes (Getting Started)Simple tutorial on how to get started with CurrClick Online Homeschool Classes