Rudy Rides the Rails by Chris Ellison This story from the Tales of Young Americans series is about the hoboes who road the rails during the Great Depression, and it is full of information about how they traveled, ate, worked, and lived.. We especially liked learning about the signs the hoboes would use to communicateContinue reading “Picture Books About the Great Depression”
These excellent books make it easy to introduce even young children to the difficult topic of World War I. I learned a lot from reading them too!
Addy’s Food Slaves were given a weekly ration of food which typically included a few pounds of corn meal and a few pounds of fatty pork, which wasn’t much for an entire week. Slaves who worked on plantations like Addy did were almost always hungry. Some slave masters were more generous and provided some additionalContinue reading “Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 2: Addy’s Food”
Once your child knows the consonant and short-vowel sounds, and understands that these sounds make words (which I discuss in part 1 and part 2 of this series), you can begin to help your child learn to sound out words. Now, this skill will come when your child is developmentally ready, so if he doesn’tContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Lesson 3: Sounding Out”
Addy’s story is part of one of the saddest chapters in American history. She grew up as a slave in North Carolina before and during the Civil War. While the atrocities and hardships of slavery are unimaginable to most of us, we can get a little insight into what life was like for African AmericanContinue reading “Learning History with American Girl Addy Part 1: Plantation Work”
In part 1 of this series, we talked about how to teach your child the consonant and short vowel sounds. Once your child starts to catch on and can tell you the sounds some of letters make, you can start to help her mentally connect the letters to words. I like to use a simpleContinue reading “How to Teach Your Child to Read the Fun and Easy Way Lesson 2: Letters Make Words”
I really need a creative outlet once in a while, and it’s great when I can involve my kids in a project because I get to have quality time with them, I can teach them some crafting skills, and I get to use up a little of my creative energy all at once. This FourthContinue reading “Craft with Kids: Make a Fourth of July Wreath!”
This method for learning geography is so easy it’s almost effortless! Give it a try and see if it helps you cover the homeschool bases with a little more ease.
Do you want to use “cleaner” and “greener” products on your family’s skin and hair? Let me share some low-cost options that are super clean and super budget-friendly!
Homeschooling is a big time commitment, so it makes sense that many people who are considering homeschool wonder how much time it takes. The answer is that it varies tremendously based on many factors. The beauty of homeschool is that it is individual, and so every homeschool looks different. How many children are you homeschooling?Continue reading “How Much Time Does it Take to Homeschool?”