Welcome to the Homeschool Showcase!
The homeschool showcase is where we spotlight all the best homeschooling, education, and fun posts of the past two weeks from some of the best homeschooling bloggers online!
Photo credit: Chrissi
I’m excited to be taking over the Homeschool Showcase from Michelle at The Heart of Michelle. She has gracefully turned the series over to me after doing an amazing job for several years so she can focus on family.
The showcase may change a bit over the next few editions, and I’m open to feedback, so let me know what you want to see!
This edition of the Homeschool Showcase has everyting you need to know about planning a homeschooling method for next year, summer learning, and tips for homeschooling every age from preschool to teens. No matter where you are in your homeschool journey, you can find a helpful tip or maybe even a lifesaving idea in each Homeschool Showcase collection. So, grab a coffee, scroll through the list, and prepare for some invaluable reading!
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Summer Learning Ideas and Tips for Homeschooling Teens
I knew I had to come up with a simplified way of having her see the map to get her engaged. –Colleen
This particular busy bag is not only great for reinforcing the current sight words or spelling words that are being learned, it also costs nothing to make. –Sharla
Here are my five simple steps for a fabulous summer. –Pam
Pam also has a great post about The Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods, where she breaks down the most common homeschooling methods. This is a must-read for new homeschooling families!
I was amazed to discover that there are actually multiple educational philosophies and methods. They never mentioned those at all in teacher college. –Pam
A lot of us start to purchase our books for next year right when the current year is ending. I share how I make my selections in the post 10 Things to Look for When Choosing Homeschool Curriculum.
I like to know as much as possible about a curriculum beforehand because I have a highly specific idea of what I want. Here are the steps I use to choose homeschooling curriculum. – Brenda
I asked the girls to go out and photograph beauty from ashes, something that might not be an especially lovely or photogenic scene, to search for beauty and find it in austerity. –Jennifer
Oh summer is for fun! Summer can also be opportunity. See, without all the regular ‘have tos’ of school and extracurricular activities, there is time.- Tricia
With this FREE and simple activity your family can make the best teen summer reading list, personalized for each child’s reading ability and interests.- Megan
How to start homeschooling? First, I want to encourage you by saying you are wise to research and seek out counsel. I feel that one of the very best ways to start is by preparing your parent heart.- Tricia
Megan also has some great ideas on how to Challenge your Teens with a Road Trip Scavenger Hunt!
For parents of teens, it’s sometimes difficult to find fun, non-electronic things to do in the car because a lot of road trip games are geared toward younger children. That’s why we created this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt. –Megan
If your kids love bugs as much as mine do, then you won’t want to miss this post of 21 Fun Ways to Learn about Insects and Bugs.
Monkey and Bo are both fascinated with bugs right now, so these projects are right up our alley! – Brenda
I’ve got a giant list of ideas to make up the ultimate guide to a Louisville family staycation.- Dianna
To help you get a better picture of middle school in our home, I’ve pulled together all my posts that were written when at least one of my children was in 6th, 7th or 8th grade. –Cindy
It’s sort of like marriage. Homeschooling is not always fun, but the work pays dividends. –Dawn
If your house is constantly messy like ours is, you may find our simple and mostly effective cleaning tips helpful in this post, 5 Strategies for a Clean(er) House.
I’m certainly not a neat freak or a cleaning expert, but I am trying to improve and have learned a lot along the way. These 5 strategies to keep a clean house while homeschooling have really helped us. – Brenda
Which post was your favorite? Share in the comments!
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