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“No big deal.  You’ll do fine! It’s just Kindergarten.”   Everyone tried to reassure me that I had nothing to worry about.  My husband was very encouraging and didn’t even doubt a bit that I’d be able to pull it off.  Yeah right, I thought.  When I was faced with my first time being a homeschooling mom, it was the Kindergarten year for my son.  I had never been a school teacher, and I never desired to be one.  I had never been homeschooled.  I had always been...

  Doing Preschool for my kids was a bit of an afterthought.  I knew that I was teaching the kids some basic facts throughout our days, so why would we need to make it a formal thing?  After all, Kindergarten used to be preschool only a few decades ago.  Well, we did it for our younger two children because the older two were doing homeschool, and my little ones wanted to be just like the big brother and sister.  So I went looking for ways to keep them busy with stuff on their level. If Kindergarten was no big deal...

Here’s a method I came up with on my own, although I’m sure others have thought of it before.  My son, Matthew, is in second grade, and he has been having trouble seeing the difference between an asking sentence and a telling sentence.  In his PACEs, he is supposed to supply a period or a question mark to the complete sentences, and he’s...

It seems gimmicky, but I highly recommend this book!  I have two very good readers after having worked through this book.  This was recommended to me by several homeschooling moms that I know, all of which have good readers.  It must be understood, though, that this is not a grammar book.  This is simply teaching a child to read the words in front of him.  It uses mainly phonics, but also incorporates memorization of “funny words”.   After...

Well, so we’ve finished our first year of homeschooling!  About a week before we were done I thought to myself, “Hmmm.  I guess we ought to have a Kindergarten graduation!”  So we did.  We purchased a cap and gown which will be re-used in years to come.  Then we found “Pomp and Circumstance” online so we could have the graduation march around our little living room.  Mr. Principal Daddy gave a very nice speech and we...

  I know.  I’m a glutton for punishment!  It’s probably not wise to publicize what homeschool curriculum we have chosen.  I may be opening myself up to criticism right off the bat simply because everybody thinks their choice in curriculum is the best.  Well, truly each family may choose differently, but that is because each family is different…and frankly, each mother is different.  I have to be the teacher after all!  ...