Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No. 8 of 365 Homeschool Activities

As This Homeschool Year Begins, consider using some of the Unit Studies on our site.

Many kids enjoy them and learn more through Unit Studies, as well.

Today's Activity: Choose from these Unit Studies:

- Ancient Egypt Unit Study

- 13 Colonies Unit Study

- Presidents Unit Study

- Weather Unit Study

- Movies Unit Study

- Autumn & Fall Unit Study

- Holidays Unit Study and more.

Select the "Unit Studies" button in the menu on the left of our site at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com and have fun!

Happy homeschooling at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com!

Friday, August 13, 2010

No. 7 of 365 Homeschool Activities

A new "homeschool year" will begin soon.

Remember: Homeschooling is not "school at home." When we keep this in mind, we have a much happier, successful homeschool year!

Today's Activity: Think about the upcoming homeschool year.

What do you want to learn about this year? What are your favorite hobbies? What new hobbies or interests do you want to explore this year?

Write about your favorite hobbies and interests. Describe why you like them and how you spend your time on them.

Then make a list of all the new hobbies or interests you'd like to explore in the coming weeks and months!

Happy homeschooling at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No. 6 of 365 Homeschool Activities

August is here. It's still summertime, yet for many, thoughts are turning to "school" topics.

Sometimes, the media makes "school time" come too soon, with images of school buildings opening their doors in the sweltering heat.

Sometimes, the stores place their "Back to School" items right inside their front doors, tempting families to purchase "school supplies."

Sometimes, the school bus comes rolling up the street, turning our thoughts toward "school" matters.

But, as homeschoolers, we know that education takes place every day, every month, regardless of whether it's August or September, January or June.

Sigh a big sigh of relief as the school bus rolls on by!

Thankfully, we don't need a school bus, we don't need "school supplies," we don't need a school building!

Today's Activity: Turn back to your children and embrace them and the summer!

Have a picnic in the park, take a nature walk, name the different trees you see!

Skip stones on a stream, discuss the erosion of stones and soil, count the minnows in the water, gauge the water temperature with your toes!

Name the cloud types in the sky, forecast the weather for the next 24 hours, measure the distance from the park to home!

Read a wonderful book together by a new or favorite author! Write a story about your fun day at the park!

And be thankful you are homeschoolers who can still enjoy Summer in August!

Happy homeschooling at www.EverythingHomeschooling.com!