Organizing a Writer’s Notebook

Teaching your children to become excellent writers is undoubtedly a vital skill for educational success. Make it easier by organizing one of these notebooks for your students. You’ll love the practical ideas that Becky shares in this post!

Circle Time {Scheduling the Homeschool Day}

Circle Time by Kendra Fletcher offers an innovative way of teaching. Set aside the workbooks and look beyond what you think your school day should look like. A circle time is the perfect way to start on the same page each day. Check out Kendra’s ideas!  

Organizing Your Home to Promote Literacy

Becky from This Reading Mama has written an amazing series on how to organize your home to help encourage your children to read! I know you will love the ideas that she shares in this 5 day series. It’s practical and the suggestions are easy to implement.   Day 1: Organizing Your Books Day 2: […]

The Homeschool Schedule: How to Manage Preschoolers

It’s a question that comes up often. How do I homeschool my children with tiny tots and preschoolers at my feet all day? I think you will be richly blessed and encouraged by veteran homeschool mom of 8, Kendra Fletcher. Her expertise was well earned in the trenches with her older children, but she still […]

What to do with kids’ books?

A big thank you to Apologia for sponsoring this series…   I don’t know how many times I’ve asked the question “what to do with kids’ books?”  I’d probably have my curriculum bought for the year if I got paid a dollar every time I asked it.   The way I see it there are […]

Manage Art Masterpieces

A big thank you to Apologia for sponsoring this series… We sure do love our homeschoolers’ art projects … but I think we’d all admit we don’t really love managing it all.  I’ve come up with a few creative tips to manage art masterpieces! The first and best idea I can offer to manage art […]

Organizing Preschool Alphabet Boxes

A big thank you to Apologia for sponsoring this series… Organizing preschool supplies can be a daunting task, so today I am going to show you an easy way to get alphabet boxes ready for an entire year. An alphabet box is a tool used to teach children sound recognition. There’s a container for each […]

Organizing Creative Materials So You Can Actually USE Them

A big thank you to Apologia for sponsoring this series… Before staying home with my kids, symptoms I was a public school teacher. We were taught to plan. Some school districts even required teachers to submit their lesson plans to the principal weekly or even daily. (Yikes.) Being both a “teacher’s pet” when I was […]

A Chalk Artist’s “Studio”

Welcome to The Homeschool Village’s first ever Tour of Home{schools}!  We are so excited that you stopped in. We hope that you will find encouragement and ideas for all types of spaces, styles and personalities. by Jim Pence In keeping with this month’s theme, I thought I would show you my homeschool “room.” Unfortunately, since all […]

Our Homeschool Preschool Corner

Welcome to The Homeschool Village’s first ever Tour of Home{schools}!  We are so excited that you stopped in. We hope that you will find encouragement and ideas for all types of spaces, styles and personalities.   Today I’m sharing with you what our homeschool preschool corner looks like. My boys are only 3 and 1, so […]

Math Equation Sorts: Using Logical Reasoning

One of the first strategies kids use for solving number equations is counting on their fingers.  With my oldest {currently 1st grade}, I began to notice that counting on his fingers {even using small manipulatives} was slowing him down.  He was ready to move on to using a new and “upgraded” strategy. I realized that, for the […]