4 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know

4 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know

4 Things Every New Homeschooler Needs to Know

Congratulations on being a new homeschooler! It’s an exciting time for you and your child. This week I’m offering up a bunch of encouragement for homeschoolers and today is just for new homeschoolers. If you haven’t read about The Real Phases of the Homeschool Year, make sure you do that and download the free printable to keep for the year! If you look at that chart, this post will make even more sense!

Here are four things to remember. Know these in your heart and it will make your journey into homeschooling that much easier.

You Will Fail and … Read more »

Organizing Homeschool Paperwork in Binders Pin

Organizing Homeschool Paperwork in Binders

Organizing Homeschool Paperwork in Binders Pin

I’m a naturally organized person and frankly really enjoy it. But organizing homeschool papers and crafts has been my nemesis. The paperwork and crafts and scraps of paper generated by one highly-creative child has been overwhelming at times. As she’s gotten older, it’s gotten better. She doesn’t create as much and she’s willing to pitch things now. When she was in max production mode and minimal-to-zero disposal mode, it was seriously unreal. I admit I just let it pile up because I didn’t know where to start.

I finally figured out what would work, oh, last year when Caroline was … Read more »

The Real Phases of the Homeschool Year

The Real Phases of the Homeschool Year

The Real Phases of the Homeschool Year

There is a graphic that floats around online about the phases of the school year for new teachers. There is so much truth in it and I wish I had seen it when I was a first year teacher. After observing homeschoolers and being a homeschooler for a number of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that many of the same phases occur not just for new homeschoolers but almost all homeschoolers every single year.

Part of that is due to the fact that every year of homeschooling is different. Teachers often stay at the same grade level so there … Read more »

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Sallie’s Miscellany – July 7, 2016

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Good Reads

How Our Family Came to the Decision to Homeschool Our Children – An amazing story of love and devotion!

Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored – Not only are they ignored, but experts are doubling down on the exact opposite of what works

Since when did obedience become the epitome of good parenting? – Food for thought

STEM Toys and Games

STEM or STEAM can be an amazing way to learn. Check … Read more »

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Sallie’s Miscellany – July 6, 2016

Sallie's Miscellany Links for Inspired Living and Learning 5

Please remember the inclusion of a link in this post is not an endorsement of the entire site, author or content.

Good Reads

Gratitude Physically Changes Your Brain, New Study Says – I’ve kept a gratitude journal in the past. Looks like I need to do it again.

“Time to Yourself” — an Alternative to Time Out – We do something similar. Many kids need a different approach.

Kindergarten. Bullying in the Age of Clip Charts and No Child Left Behind – Heartbreaking story of the realities faced by many families when school demands that all children conform or be … Read more »