Well, a few days ago, I talked about homeschooling test scores, and I've been wanting to revisit the subject. My Internet research below is by no means official, but here is my best stab: HSLDA has a great article on the encouraging statistics of homeschoolers. One of the best quotes: "A ... Read More about Update on Test Scores
Today I started to ponder Romans 3:3-4... For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: “ That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are ... Read More about Romans 3:3-4
My oldest son is 10, and he's in fourth grade. He's always been homeschooled, so you'd think his mother would have it all down pat by now. If only! The last few years have seen us trying this curriculum or that, making our own, reading more books than you can imagine, and spending too much money, ... Read More about How can a homeschooled child do homework???
Sometimes the Hebrew traditions of circumcision, not eating certain foods, bringing specific sacrifices, and observing religious holidays seem to be empty and pointless. As Paul says in Romans 3:1, "What advantage then hath the Jew, or what is the profit of cirumcision?" His answer comes ... Read More about Romans 3:1-2
Well, I'm not a very good photographer, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing these little pancakes we made from leftover porridge. Put two or three cups of porridge in a bowl, add 4-5 eggs, then fry spoonfuls of this batter in butter or coconut oil. Serve with maple syrup. Yum! My kids really love ... Read More about Yummy pancakes from leftover oatmeal
One of the hardest parts of "school at home" for me is knowing when to start school in the morning. You see, I'm not just a school teacher who shows up at school at 7:30 a.m. with an ample amount of time to prepare my brain, my room, and my supplies. Nor do I get a planning period during the day ... Read More about A Daily Routine for Real Moms
Homeschool students scored an average of 1093.1 on the SATs, compared to 1012.6 for public school students and 1123.8 for private-independent schools. (Homeschool Fact from http://www.percipion.com) Interesting? I think so! At first, I was a little irritated that private school students ... Read More about Test Scores for Homeschoolers Lower Than Private School Students
Our schoolroom is in the basement, and the ceiling is very short here. It's only about one inch taller than I am, so I guess there will be no tip-toe teaching for me! :-) I've been working on making our room look cozier, and it looks so much better already. I've got all the flashcards (etc. and ... Read More about I’ve been decorating our school room…