The Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum

The very BEST writing curriculum is designed in the family with good reading and child-interest directed writing assignments. It has two stages. STAGE ONE: Read lots to your children. Read good quality writing from every genre that you want to teach your child to write.  Journalism? Read great journalism to the children. Speeches? Read the great speeches to your children. Mysteries? Adventure? Drama? Science Fiction? Fantasy?  All of the written word, provided it is quality, is the right material to read to your children. Also part of reading is allowing your children access to lots of good quality writing. Encourage … Continue reading

Resolutions and Rambling Responses to other blogs….

It seems like everyone is blogging about their resolutions.  I like to see what others are hoping to accomplish in the year. Over at A Woman’s Place….Depends on Her Vocation is an entry that inspired me to put my personal resolutions on my own blog…. and to make suggestions for handling the typical small children interrupting mommy problems when attempting to fulfill resolutions. My resolutions fall into categories not unlike those on this blog: Blogging:  I recognized the need to DO SOMETHING to motivate me and help me become more diligent in writing to this blog.  I decided to make … Continue reading

Why I am a Home School Momma!

It was inevitable that my vocation would include home education but I did not begin there. It all began back in college.  You see, I graduated and my first job was at a small private school.  My task was to teach arts and crafts and to plan field trips.  I loved the work and decided to go back to school and add a teaching degree to my BA. THAT was a major turning point for me.  I enjoyed the classes.  I was NOT impressed with my fellow students.  This was my first time to doubt the quality of education given … Continue reading