Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Create a Snow Globe and Learn History

Make your own snow globe and learn the history of snow globes.

You’ll also learn about early 19th century France, the Paris Expo of 1878, the Eiffel Tower, the French Revolution, the first snow globes in America, and more.

When children are involved in hands-on projects, they learn so much more and retain what they learn for much longer, too.

See our “Today’s Lesson” at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com and have fun learning this winter!

Happy homeschooling and enjoy the Christmas season!


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Unit Study

This month we offer our Thanksgiving Unit Study.

Subjects Covered in the Study: Reading, History, Geography, Map-Reading, Culture, Climates, Plantings, Math Skills, Arts and Crafts, Descriptive Writing, Language Arts, Vocabulary, Spelling, Research Skills, Cooking.

Experience:

* The Journey from England to New England
* The Tour of The Mayflower
* The Mayflower’s Passenger List
* The First Thanksgiving
* Pilgrim, Native American, and Thanksgiving Crafts
* Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

Start the Unit Study by clicking “Unit Study Themes” in the middle of our Home page at:

www.EverythingHomeschooling.com


Today's Lesson:

For a Variety of Learning Activities, see “Today's Lesson” at the top of our Home page at:

www.EverythingHomeschooling.com

Happy homeschooling!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free Homeschool Curriculum + Free Homeschool Lesson Plan Ideas

Free Homeschool Curriculum and Free Homeschool Lesson Plan Ideas are available on our www.EverythingHomeschooling.com/Free.aspx page.

With the Current Free Homeschool Activities you can:

1. Create Amazing Artwork with Tessellations and Geometric Patterns

2. Learn About Ecosystems and Biomes

3. Cook Up Tasty Math Concoctions

4. Experiment with Magnetism

5. Explore the World with Famous Explorers

6. Experience New Adventures by Reading a Book-a-Day!

Enjoy learning this year with all that we offer at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com, or try the Free Homeschool Activities at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com/Free.aspx.

Happy Homeschooling and Have a Great Homeschool Year!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Free Math Book + Homeschool Lessons at Everything Homeschooling

A lucky subscriber to EverythingHomeschooling.com will win a Singapore Math Practice Book this month!

To be entered in the drawing, subscribe in August at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com.

Enjoy a Great Start to your homeschool year with easy, fun, and flexible Homeschool Lessons and Homeschool Activities at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com!

Happy homeschooling!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer Homeschool Activities

Summer Homeschool Fun at:

www.EverythingHomeschooling.com


Summertime provides plenty of opportunities for learning new skills or hobbies and acquiring more knowledge — yet it still feels like FUN!

Here's just a few of the ideas listed on our Everything Homeschooling website for Summer.

Make, Construct, or Create:

- Terrariums
- Summer Time Capsules
- Airplanes that Fly
- Bean Bag Toss Game
- Summer Constellations
- Stonehenge Replica
- Tissue Paper Paintings
- Summer Scrapbooks
- Dried Flower and Nature Crafts
- Water Balloon Games
- Creative Bulletin Boards, and much more

Click the Summer Activities link, here or on our Everything Homeschooling website for more Summer Fun!
Happy Homeschooling!



Monday, May 6, 2013

Hurricane on Saturn and Cassini Spacecraft

Check out the amazing hurricane on Saturn!

We found the NASA image of the hurricane as inspiration for colorful artwork!  See if you can create art inspired by the image, too.

Our Free Activities page provides learning ideas for Saturn and hurricanes this week.  Compare the size and speed of Saturn's hurricane with the ones on Earth.

Have fun with the activities on the Cassini spacecraft page, too!

See how much you can learn this week, through the Free Activities on our website!

Click the Free Activities link, here:
Happy Homeschooling!


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Free Science Experiments




 Try these fun and educational Science Experiments featured on our Free Activities page! 
    1. Sprouting Seeds Activity
    2. Learning with Seeds
    3. Submarine Play - Sinking/Floating
    4. Sinking a Marshmallow
    5. Cloud in a Bottle
    6. Tornado in a Bottle
    7. Crystals on Paper Tree
    8. Exploding Art
    9. Bouncing Cornstarch Ball
    10. Butterfly Activities
Click the Free Activities link to get started:


Happy Homeschooling!





Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Poems by Homeschoolers

We're happy to see that Spring has Sprung! Yellow daffodils are beginning to bloom, and purple and yellow crocuses have shaken off the ice and snow.

See the poem, "Daffodils Dancing", by 13-year-old homeschooler Cammi, on our Creative Corner page at EverythingHomeschooling.com: Creative Corner page.

Send your Spring Poetry, too, and we'll publish it on our Creative Corner page. You'll receive a colorful certificate and bookmark for your poem or story!

Cammi's "Daffodils Dancing" was inspired by one of our writing prompts on our Creative Writing Ideas page: William Wordsworth's poem, "Daffodils". To see the Writing Ideas, visit our Creative Writing Ideas page.

Enjoy the Springtime!

Happy Homeschooling!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Presidents Unit Study

Presidents Unit Study provides Virtual Field Trips, Fun Facts about Presidents and the White House, Biographies of Presidents, Presidents' Day Crafts, Presidents' Day Activities, and more!

Cover all these topics with this unit study: History, Geography, Current Events, Social Studies, Reading, Research Skills, Thinking Skills, Writing Skills, Math, Science, Living History, Drama, Art, Photography, and Crafts.

Visit www.EverythingHomeschooling.com for the Presidents Unit Study, and have a fun and educational Presidents' Day!

Happy homeschooling!








 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Interesting, Successful Homeschooling: Midway through the School Year


Midway through the school year, some families take the first steps to homeschooling their children. Other, veteran homeschool families seek new ideas to explore. Here are some helpful points to keep in mind as you proceed through the coming months.

Yes, You Can Homeschool

If you’re a new homeschool family, you’ll want to double-check your state’s homeschool requirements. The best way to do this is to contact your state homeschool association. They can explain exactly what your state might require.

Homeschooling is legal in all U.S. states, and compliance is much easier than you might imagine. If you need help in locating your state’s homeschool support group, contact me, Sherri Linsenbach, at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com and I’ll help you.

When you’ve determined your state’s homeschool requirements, you might begin worrying about a curriculum or doubting your abilities to “teach” your child or children. Don’t worry! If you can love and raise your child, you can also homeschool your child.

Not “School at Home”

Some people confuse “homeschooling” with “school at home.” But homeschooling is not “school at home.” The term “homeschooling” has simply become the most-used word to describe learning in a more comfortable, more logical, more interesting environment, whether it’s at home or on the road.

Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that you’ll be teaching at home as if you’re in a school classroom, or that you’ll need textbooks or need to give tests or quizzes every week or so. Trying to do these things will often lead to an unhappy or frustrating experience, resulting in reduced learning.

Curriculum?

Before you start worrying about a curriculum or about your ability to “teach,” sit down with your family and have a discussion with your children. What would they like to learn? What new or different things would they like to try? What goals do you and your children have for learning, for new experiences, for hobbies, for careers, for a happy, interesting life?

Don’t be surprised if your children “don’t know” what they’d like to learn or try. They’ve been programmed to have few choices when it comes to education and learning.

The curriculum they’ve been following in school has been a generic, one-size-fits-all program. Therefore, you’ll want to help your children get back in touch with themselves and with their own interests, desires, and goals. As you do this, “curriculum” ideas will naturally unfold before you.

Discussions and Interaction

Daily discussions and interaction with your children are a critically important part of education. Through discussions and interaction, each person can share his or her ideas, opinions, experiences, emotions, brainstorms, creativity, inventions, experiments, projects completed, books read, movies seen, topics researched and explored. The list is endless.

As you and your children connect with each other on a daily basis, you will gain new, inspirational insight into them and into their abilities to think, reason, create, design, solve, and much more! Through daily interactions and discussions, you’ll see that testing is not required to evaluate or assess your child’s learning. Their accomplishments and successes will speak for themselves and be quite obvious to you.

Goals as Homeschoolers

Whether you are a new homeschool family or a veteran homeschool family, there are times when we need to remind ourselves that what we’re doing is for our children – and not for some other entity or someone else's standards. Our main goal as homeschoolers is to provide the best foundation possible for our children – educational, moral, social, civic – so that they can achieve their goals, dreams, and true happiness in their lives and careers.

For homeschool help, ideas, tips, or questions, contact me at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com. Enjoy your homeschool adventures in the coming months!

Happy homeschooling!